Official centennial kick-off
Join us as we announce our 100th anniversary to the world at Farmfair International 2016 held at Northlands in Edmonton. Our kick-off will take place November 9, coinciding with National 4-H month.
Coming to Canada for the first time, Alberta is excited to host the Western Regional Leaders’ Forum (WRLF) from March 16-19, 2017 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. For the centennial year, this event will combine Leaders’ Conference and Senior Members’ Conference into WRLF and be completed with pre and post tours, sessions, entertainment and tons of networking!
For more information or to register please click here.
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.
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.
Showcasing Beef, Sheep, Dairy, Equine, Pheasants, Life Skills Projects
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.
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.
Talent Show and Dance
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 Talent Show will spotlight current member artistry and showcase alumni who have found their talent to help guide their livelihood as adults. At the end of a busy day with members showcasing their 4-H projects, participants will enjoy singing, dancing, juggling, instrumentation, magic and almost any other talent you can imagine. Upon completion of the Talent Show, 4-H Fever will evolve into an Alberta 4-H community family dance.
Provincial Multi-Species Judging
Multi-species judging brings together a 4-H member’s evaluation technique, critical thinking and analysis and verbal communication influence and persuasion. Once the competition is complete, winners are announced and trip recipients are awarded to further American and Canadian contests.
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!
Colour Me Green Run
Join us Aug. 6 2017 in Olds for Colour Me Green to help paint the original 4-H Alberta town GREEN to celebrate 100 years! Be one of 1000 participants, ages 7 to 99 to make history with us! Choose from three separate start times and trek through one powder station (coloured cornstarch) and three paint stations (diluted, non-toxic finger paint)! Get your creative juices flowing by customizing your event shirt at our T-Shirt Decoration Stations and compete in the costume contest (individual & group categories)! Walk, run, wheelchair or dance your way around the 5 kilometre circuit as photographers capture every awesome moment of chaos!
Early Bird tickets are available beginning April 25 for $30 each at www.cmg4hab.eventbrite.com.
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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.