4-H Alberta Centennial Fever (aka “4-H Fever”)
This is the event you’ve all been waiting for! 4-H will descend upon Olds, the birthplace of 4-H in Alberta, from August 3-7, 2017. This signature event is the opportunity for 4-H’ers – past, present and future – to come together and celebrate 100 years of community, friendship and opportunity. We will converge on the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds to party like we’re having our 100th birthday… because we are!
Many provincial 4-H events and competitions will be held during 4-H Fever, both those held annually as well as special versions to mark our centennial.
To add another touch of fun, interest and nostalgia to supplement the diversity of Fever, we are holding a Silent Auction. The proceeds from all donated silent auction items will go towards the production of this weekend event. If you would like to donate an item please click Silent Auction Letter.
The first connection a member has to the 4-H program is through their independent work with specific 4-H project(s). This self-directed learning is optimized through the teamwork of a club based on the shared experiences of individual fellow member trial and error and how each 4-H’er, supported by the leadership of their club, “learns to do by doing.” Core to 4-H Fever is to elevate this project experience in a once-in-a-lifetime competition, camaraderie and skill-building experience.
EQUINE SHOWCASE (For more details click Fever – Equine Showcase Information)
When: Saturday, August 5th – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Who: Equine Project Members
Saddle up for a unique opportunity to hang out with fellow 4-H horse fanatics! Demonstrate your equine knowledge and abilities.
What is a Hippology competition? The hippology competition tests a member’s equine knowledge. This is done through completing the Slides, Quiz and ID Stations:
Slides – Twenty-five (25) projected slides to be identified as to breed, color, color pattern, activity, proper appointments and so on.
Quiz – Written quiz-short answer and multiple choice questions are taken from general Horse Industry Knowledge.
ID Stations – Identify pictures or objects related to the horse.
Attention Senior Members! The top four senior members between sixteen and nineteen years of age as of January 1, 2017, based on individual points, will be invited to go to the Western National Roundup in Denver Colorado in January of 2018!
Volunteers Needed – We need help officiating, evaluating & marking competitions. Please email Alesha at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.
Model Horse Show
Did you know that you can show your models in horse shows just like real horses? Model showing is fun, creative and educational! It’s a great way to enjoy your models and make friends.
Date: Sunday, August 6th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Olds Regional Exhibition – Cow Place
Who: Classes are offered for Cleaver, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior / Alumni participants. Classes may be combined at the discretion of the show committee.
Entries: Each horse must be tagged with a string tag (name of owner on one side, name of horse, breed, sex on the other).
Cost: 1-5 horses = $5.00, 6-10 horses = $10.00, >10 horses = $15.00
Volunteers Needed – We need help with announcing, score keeping, hitching ring and ribbon presenter. Please email Alesha at email@example.com if you are interested in helping.
Registration Requirements: Name of Horse, Breed, Age Depicted, Gender (Mare, Stallion, Gelding), Original Finish (OF) or Customized (CM), Class, Competitor Information: Cleaver, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Alumni
For a complete list of model horse show classes, please visit the Fever – Equine Showcase Information.
Pheasant Photo Contest
When: On display Saturday, August 5th
Who: All leaders, parents or members registered in the 2017 4-H Alberta Pheasant project
Cost: $2/photo, maximum of 10 photos per member
Show off your project at the biggest 4-H event of the year! If you are a member of the pheasant project, enter pictures of your birds in the Fever Pheasant Photo Contest. Show off your birds at different stages of their lives in four different contest categories: brooder house/flight pen, 0-4 weeks, 5 week plus, and mature and release.
Leaders and parents, you can participate too! Submit your best pictures of members and their birds to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest deadline is July 10th. Sponsored by Alberta Conservation Association and Calgary Fish and Game Club
Demonstrations and Workshops
Related to the Project Showcase, this physical area will provide exposure to diversified 4-H projects and member skills through an organized and promoted schedule of events.
Make and Take Crafts
The name says it all. We’re getting all sorts of crafty and we think you should to. Young or old, these crafting sessions offer something for everyone.
When: August 5th and 6th (various times throughout the day)
Where: Cow Palace
For anyone ages 9 and up!
Faux Stained Glass
Members will paint a small canvas with the results looking like a stained glass window.
Saturday: 10 am to 11 am & 11 am to 12 pm
Each bead on the bracelet represents a part of the 4-H pledge.
Sunday: 10 am to 10:30 am & 10:30 am to 11 am & 1 pm to 1:30 pm & 1:30 pm to 2 pm
A bracelet made out of different coloured parachute cord and learn about the practical uses of this lightweight rope.
Saturday: 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm & 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Members will have a chance to build their own catapults out of Lego and see whose catapult shoots the marshmallows the farthest!
Sunday: 2 pm to 3 pm & 3 pm to 4 pm
For children ages 6 to 8!
Children ages 6 to 8 years old are welcome to make a craft during this session. An adult must accompany each child.
Saturday: 11 am to 11:30 am & 11:30 to 12 pm & 2:30 pm to 3 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm to 2 pm & 2 pm to 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm to 3 pm
Volunteers Needed – craft/session leaders, registration desk, set up, clean up, supplies, event coordinator are all required. Senior members, alumni, leaders, or parents are all welcome to assist.
When: Sunday, August 6 @ approximately 9:30 p.m. (right before the fireworks)
Who: Open to those with concert tickets
You’ll be awestruck as the Golden Prairie 4-H Club performs Fire Poi!
Hands-on, self-driven activities age appropriate for ages 8 and under involving activities and large games planned at scheduled times that could be signed up for and facilitated by Alberta 4-H Council Directors ideally if kids attending the Corner would have 30-40+ minutes of self-guided activities if they do all activities provided.
The Meeting Place (Alumni showcase)
4-H Fever is THE multi-generational opportunity for 4-H Alumni to come together again “after all these years.” Hundreds of past and current 4-H members will organize reunions to take place during 4-H Fever by saying “Everyone gather at The Meeting Place and let’s catch up!”
Member ‘Day Camps’ including Games & Activities
Recognizing the Junior 4-H member involvement at 4-H Fever, trained Alberta 4-H counsellors and Key Members will program high-energy, engaging fun and games that will, in true 4-H fashion, incorporate “learning to do by doing” in a team-oriented, member mixer format.
“4-H Has Talent” Show
It is constantly amazing to learn of the varied and inspired non-project talents and abilities of our 4-H youth, both presently and through our 100 year history. The “4-H Has Talent” Show will spotlight current member artistry and showcase alumni who have found their talent to help guide their livelihood as adults. Participants will enjoy singing, dancing, juggling, instrumentation, magic and almost any other talent you can imagine.
When: Saturday, August 5th
Come by the Silent Auction area on Saturday to bid on lots of quality items. In honour of 4-H Alberta’s centennial, we hope to have 100 items on offer for bids. Bidding will end later that day, so you won’t want to miss out.
Get involved in the celebration by donating a silent auction item! Anyone can donate and all proceeds will go towards 4-H Fever.
Volunteers Needed! We need help overseeing the auction at different times throughout the day. If you are interested in helping out, please contact your regional specialist.
Date: Saturday, August 5th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Olds College
Who: Open to the public
Join us to celebrate the 2016 Hall of Fame recipients, Corine Verbeek and Helen Andrews being officially inducted to Alberta’s 4-H Hall of Fame. Golden Clover winners will be recognized as well. Following the luncheon, there will be a re-dedication of the 4-H Cairn outside of the old residence at Olds College. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased through the registration system.
Milk and Cookies
When: Saturday, August 5th – 2-3 pm or while supplies last
Who doesn’t love milk and cookies? Everyone is welcome to join the dairy members to snack on a cold glass of milk or chocolate milk and a couple of cookies. Just bring a toonie to get a treat. Sponsored by Alberta Milk.
To provide everyone in attendance at 4-H Fever a penultimate event bringing together the Alberta 4-H family of 100 years to enjoy a performance by a recording artist. Blake Reid will open the show for a headliner that will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more details.
To provide everyone in attendance at 4-H Fever a fitting finale where the sky lights up and the sounds explode like the emotions in the hearts of our Alberta 4-H’ers for the past 100 years!
Your club, district or region can think about ways to join in the celebrations, whether by participating in provincial activities, or creating your own events. Every region will have the opportunity to apply for up to $3,500 as a 50% ‘matching’ contribution to the initiatives you build to help celebrate our centennial!
Applications for matching funds are due by January 15, 2017. Download the 2017 regional funding application.
4-H 100th Anniversary Celebration Cruise
On October 22, 2017, sail the open sea in celebration of 4-H Alberta’s centennial year!
For 7 nights, you will cruise through the sunny Western Caribbean aboard the Liberty of the Seas.
Book early to secure the best cabin.
Check out pdf for more details.
Don’t forget to print it off and send it to friends and family that are seeking the vacation of a life-time.