Canada’s largest 4-H event at Stampede Park, June 1-3
Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is proud to once again host 4-H on Parade, Canada’s largest 4-H event, from June 1 to 3 at Stampede Park. 4-H on Parade is the culmination of a year’s worth of time and effort put in to a variety of projects by Calgary area 4-H members from 48 different clubs. This event is an excellent opportunity for the public to see what 4-H is about – first hand.
“We’re very proud that this year we will see an increase of about five clubs participating over last year,” says Andrea Church, Regional 4-H Specialist for Southern Alberta and Calgary Regions. “With 575 members on Park this year, it will be a great competition. It’s always a lot of fun to experience the success the youth have had with their diverse projects.”
Travis Hunter from the West Didsbury club will return to 4-H on Parade as a regional ambassador.
The Ambassador Award is given to 4-H’ers who exemplify leadership, communication and personal development skills. Their role is to promote 4-H to members and non-members through events like 4-H on Parade.
“I’m very excited about my new role,” he says. “We all work hard as 4-H’ers. To be acknowledged as an ambassador, makes it really special.”
4-H on Parade events begin Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. with the beef female show and continues through the weekend with other cattle shows (beef and dairy), sheep shows, canine events, equine shows (light and heavy horse), and life skills demonstrations (art and photo competitions). 4-H on Parade will culminate with an exciting live auction of sheep and beef projects on Sunday.
Two animals will be auctioned off for two different charities during the sale on Sunday - the Canadian Cancer Society and The War Amps. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. in the Victoria Pavilion.
For more information about 4-H on Parade see stampedeagriculture.com/events.
For more information, please contact:
4-H on Parade media contact
Media Relations Coordinator