4-H Alberta Centennial in 2017
Counting Down to our Centennial
4-H Alberta’s centennial celebrations officially kick off at Farmfair International 2016 this coming November at Northlands. 100 years is a huge accomplishment, and there are many ways for current, former and future 4-H’ers and supporters to take part in the celebrations.
Please visit our centennial booth for more information and to find out how you can get involved!
Centennial Bale Tarps
Help us paint (Alberta) 4-H green for 2017 by purchasing and displaying a centennial bale tarp! There are two sizes available to fit either a single bale or two stacked bales. Buy them as a region, district, club or family.
Prices: $350 for a single bale wrap, $650 for a double.
2017 4-H Centennial Art Contest
We are in search of a signature piece tf art to be representative of 4-H Alberta's 100th Anniversary Celebration. Entries in five different categories (painting, drawing, photography, digital media, and other) will be accepted from any current or past 4-H Alberta member or leader.
- Painting – any type
- Drawing – pen, pencil, charcoal
- Photography – colour or black and white
- Digital Media – a still using any platform
- Other – includes fibre, seeds, intarsia, etc. – maximum depth 1” (should be suitable for photographic reproduction)
There will be a winner declared in each of the five categories. Each will receive a $250 cash prize. The five category winners will be reproduced on a set of greeting cards which will be available for sale. These five category winners will also be posted on-line to determine a People's Choice winner who will receive a further $250 cash prize and have their entry reproduced as a limited edition print, which will also be available for sale.
Entries due August 30, 2016. Category winners will be announced at the Centennial Launch during Farmfair 2016.
The People's Choice Winner will be announced at the end of January 2017, with the first limited edition print available as an auction item, at WRLF 2017.
Centennial Theme Song
We’re excited to announce a partnership with former 4-H’er Blake Reid who will be creating a theme song that captures the spirit of 4-H. Stay tuned for updates on the song and special performances by Blake throughout the anniversary year.
Regional 4-H Events
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!
Western Regional Leaders’ Forum (WRLF) 2017
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, like the Forum Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/WRLF2017/
Announcing: 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 100 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, including a variety of livestock and life skills showcases. Expect many fun activities for individuals and families. Traditional 4-H favourites such as a talent show and dance, as well as a concert will make for a very exciting celebration of a century of 4-H!
We want YOU… to become INVOLVED!!!
The events listed above require a number of passionate and dedicated team players to ‘come on board’ as volunteers from now through delivery of each event. For example, we need:
1. Regional representatives needs to engage each Region: our Regional Centennial “Ambassadors”;
2. WRLF – team leads for the following:
Trade Show / Share Fair
Teen Track (SMC)
VIP & Sponsor Hosting
3. 4-H Fever – team leads for the following:
The Meeting Place
Livestock project showcase
Life Skills project showcase
VIP & Sponsor Hosting
Contact us today and join in the centennial celebratory fun. Remember… we only turn 100 once!!!