The Calgary Stampede welcomes 4-H on Parade
Calgary - The Calgary Stampede welcomes 4-H on Parade, presented by Cervus Equipment, Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Stampede Park. With 47 clubs participating, the event is Canada’s largest 4-H gathering. 4-H on Parade is the crowning event of the year for members to display their projects and talents.
Over the weekend there will be three charity auctions with chances to bid on a lamb, a steer and a beautifully framed photograph. These projects have been donated by Standard Sheep, Airdrie 4-H Beef Club and the Irricana Beef and Multi Club, respectfully. The proceeds will go to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Calgary Poppy Fund/Veterans Food Bank. The charity lamb and steer projects will sell at the live auction on Sunday, June 2 starting at 11 a.m.; the photograph will be sold at a silent auction that runs throughout the weekend.
The Cleaver Kids program will be featured Saturday, June 1. This program is gaining in popularity, doubling from last year with 52 participants enrolled this year. Designed to get children under nine years old excited about 4-H by interacting with animals and participating in life skills activities offered by 4-H.
This year, to celebrate the centennial of 4-H Canada, clubs across Canada will be collecting food donations for local food banks. On Saturday, June 1, there will be a food art challenge for clubs to plan out a design made of the food their club has brought to the Parade. The food art will be judged and collected for food banks in Calgary and surrounding areas.
4-H on Parade events begin Friday, May 31 with the beef female show and continue through the weekend with other cattle shows (beef and dairy), sheep shows, canine events, equine shows (western and english), and life skills demonstrations. 4-H on Parade will culminate with an exciting live auction of sheep and steer projects on Sunday. This sale gives buyers a unique opportunity to buy livestock directly from their sellers, while also supporting Alberta’s youth who put their hard work into raising the animals.
For more information about 4-H on Parade see stampedeagriculture.com/events.
About the Calgary Stampede
As we enter our second century, the Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.