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4-H Alberta Get An Exclusive 4-H Deal with the Esks

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Posted Jul 27
4-H Alberta gets an exclusive 4-H deal with the ESKS

Attention all 4-H Esks Fans! Don't miss a single home game. The Edmonton Eskimos are offering 4-H Families a discount at every game at every game in Section B2.

Two ways to purchase tickets: Online here and use the promo code "4hfamily" or call 780-508-8503.

Games:

Jul 28 Edmonton Eskimos vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Aug 11 Edmonton Eskimos vs Montreal Alouettes

Aug 26 Edmonton Eskimos vs Sask Roughriders

Sep 10 Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Stampeders

Sep 23 Edmonton Eskimos vs BC Lions

Nov 5 Edmonton Eskimos vs Toronto Argoauts

 

 

 

Marguerite Stark's 4-H Alberta Retirement Farewell!

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Posted Aug 9

After 38+ years of hard work and dedication to 4-H and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Marguerite Stark has decided to retire! Please join us Wednesday, September 14 to bid Marguerite a Bon Voyage.

A "Come and Go" celebration will be held from 2:00 - 5:30pm and from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Theatre of the Airdrie Agriculture Centre (97 East Lake Ramp NE).

Those wishing to send congratulatory wishes or contribute towards a gift, please contact Beth Moritz at 403.556.4321 so she can arrange an e-transfer or provide you with a mailing address.

 

 

 

Western Regional Leaders' Forum (WRLF) 2017

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posted Jun 6

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!

Interested in presenting a workshop at WRLF 2017? The WRLF Planning Committee is currently accepting workshop proposals until July 15, 2016. Adult volunteers, youth and extension staff are welcomed to submit proposals and will have an equal opportunity to be chosen. Please refer to the WRLF 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals document with information on the submission process and required forms. We look forward to your proposals supporting our interactive and educational gathering as we motivate and engage participants while developing youth/adult partnerships among fellow 4-H volunteers!

 

4-H Council of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, 4-H Foundation of Alberta Reach Collaborative Agreement

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posted Mar 31

The 4-H Council of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and the 4-H Foundation of Alberta are pleased to share the Communique and 4-H Program Letter of Intent signed on March 27, 2015, in recognition of our continuing partnership and collaboration. The Letter of Intent establishes our commitment to the successful delivery of the 4-H Alberta program and agreement to collaborate to ensure 4-H members and leaders are served and supported through the development and delivery of relevant and effective 4-H programs to grow rural youth leaders and contributing citizens. Please take a moment to review the content of this agreement available by clicking here.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Letter of Intent please feel free to contact Andy Pittman, 4-H Council of Alberta (apittman@4hab.com); Rod Carlyon, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (rod.carlyon@gov.ab.ca); or Arron Madson, 4-H Foundation of Alberta (a.madson@agcall.com).

 

 

4-H Alberta Livestock Shows and Sales

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posted May 18

Here is an opportunity for you to check out the Alberta 4-H Clubs livestock show and sales occurring throughout the province. Click here to find a livestock show and sale in your area to attend.

 

 

Apply now for Club Week!

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posted May 12

Are you a 4-H member between the ages of 15-20? Then register now to check Club Week off of your 4-H bucket list! https://goo.gl/avkowx

This is where natural born leaders learn a lot more about leadership! Club Week brings together 4-H Alberta’s best, brightest and bravest together at one camp for one week. That is six days of spending time with young people from every corner of Alberta who are just like you. 

So what kinda things will you learn? There will be too many lightbulb moments to count! Be a better speaker, tell stories that make a difference, become an engaged citizen and understand what it will take to be a real 4-H leader in the 21st Century. 

Club Week is 4-H Alberta’s most recommended, you-don’t-wanna-miss-this,  event of the year! 

This year Club Week is taking place at the Hinton Training Centre (HTC). HTC lies nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, a three hour drive west of Edmonton, AB. It offers a rustic atmosphere enhanced by the many natural features of Alberta’s forested foothills. Towns nearest Hinton are Jasper, Edson, and Grande Cache. Edmonton can be reached via Highway 16 and Grande Cache via Highway 40. https://goo.gl/maps/ fWEYbmDYHgT2

 

 

4-H Alberta Scholarships

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posted Mar 10
Deadline May 5

4-H Alberta offers members the opportunity to individually realize up to $2,500 in provincial scholarship funds! By completing one online application, 4-H members will be considered for all of the 4-H Alberta Scholarships for which they are eligible. Past and present 4-H members, registered in 4-H for a minimum of three years, are eligible to apply!

 

 

Apply Now for 4-H Specialist Position in Fairview

posted Mar 30
Deadline Apr 6

The Government of Alberta is currently seeking a 4-H Specialists out of the Fairview office.  Strong communication and organizational skills, effective use of computer technologies, experience with community organizations, sound project management and teamwork skills will enable the successful applicant to meet the challenges of this position. Experience working with adults, volunteer organizations, and conflict resolution accompanied by well-developed programming skills are essential. 

For more information and to apply click here.  The Job ID is 1035125 and the closing date of the competition is April 6.

 

Club Week Facilitators Needed!

posted Jan 27

4-H Alberta is currently seeking applications from individuals who are interested in acting as a facilitator for Club Week 2016.  Being a Club Week Facilitator is a truly enjoyable and all-encompassing experience.  You’ll spend your time facilitating a small group (session materials will be provided and all sessions will be reviewed at the facilitator training), acting as Staff of the Day (responsibilities may include leading a reflection activity and introducing activities) as well as participating in daily Staff Meetings (where all staff will meet to discuss concerns, review program details and share successes).  If you aren’t a Club Week alumnus yourself, not to worry as it certainly isn’t a prerequisite!  You’ll be surrounded by a fantastic group of 4-H members and supportive staff members who will help to guide you through this unforgettable volunteer experience.   To learn more about the Club Week program, click here

Accepting the Club Week Facilitator role would require you to be present for an orientation session and for the entire duration of the Club Week program, July 16-22 inclusively.  This year, Club Week will be held at a new location, the Hinton Training Centre in Hinton, Alberta.  4-H Alberta also requires successful applicants to complete a Criminal Background Check that includes the Vulnerable Sector. 

The Application Deadline for those interested in being a Club Week Facilitator is April 1. The Club Week Facilitator Application Form is available here    

 

Provincial 4-H Summer Communications and Marketing Assistant (1 position)

posted Mar 14
Deadline Mar 20

The Provincial 4-H Summer Communications and Marketing Assistant will work with 4-H staff to assist with the development and delivery of communications resources, promotional and marketing tools with minimal supervision from the Communications and Marketing Specialist. This position is suitable for applicants who are proficient in the Communications field. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience and/or background with 4-H. Length of employment will be from approximately May 2 - August 26, 2016. Weekend and evening work may be occasionally required. 

This is an open competition with a deadline of March 20. For more information click here.

 

4-H Regional Summer Assistant (2 positions) [Barrhead and Airdrie]

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posted Mar 14
Deadline Mar 20

The 4-H Regional Summer Assistant will provide administrative support and coordination for multiple 4-H projects and initiatives that occur during the summer months, including: events, livestock shows, and programs. This position has a competitive salary and will provide you with a fulfilling summer as well as marketable work experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience and/or background with 4-H. Length of employment will be from approximately May 2 - August 26, 2016. Weekend and evening work may be occasionally required.

This is an open competition with a deadline of March 20. For more information click here.

 

Communications and Online Projects Specialist Position

posted Mar 10
Deadline Mar 11

Do you have expertise in communications strategies and on-line projects and tools? Do you have excellent writing and editing skills? Are you up to date on current social media platforms and marketing strategies?

If so, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has an exciting Temporary Salaried position to April 8, 2017, within the Rural Development Division, 4-H Branch. As the Communications and Online Projects Specialist, you will be responsible for collaborating in the development and execution of 4-H Alberta's communication strategies and online projects to help move the 4-H program in Alberta forward, and to attract youth participation to the program in today's technology based society.

This is an open competition with a deadline of March 11. For more information go to https://jobs.alberta.ca/ and search Job ID 1034754

 

4-H Alberta Now Hiring for Various Camp Staff Positions

posted Feb 2
Deadline Feb 28

4-H Alberta is looking to build a dynamic Camp Staff Team!  Together, staff will plan, coordinate and/or deliver 4-H Alberta summer camps and programs.  This is a job designed for those who have lots of energy, excellent leadership skills and are able to have fun!  We need our staff to be dependable, mature, independent workers and would also like for applicants to be creative, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as be able to think on their feet.  Having a familiarity with 4-H and previous experience working with youth are both considered assets. 

Questions and applications may be directed to Katelyn Strang (katelyn.strang@gov.ab.ca or 403.948.8509).  Read more about the 4-H Alberta Camp Staff positions here     

 

4-H Alberta Needs Assessment Survey Hits Email boxes January 13th

posted Jan 12

The 4-H Alberta Needs Assessment survey will be in email boxes by January 13th. This survey is part of a three phase needs assessment that includes literature research, 17 focus groups and a survey of 4-H stakeholders as well as the general public.  The survey results will help 4-H Alberta to ensure it is progressive, innovative and exceeding the expectations of our clients. We would like all members, parents and leaders to take the time to fill out the survey. Let your voice be heard!

A link to the survey is being sent out to current 4-H members, leaders and parents by Leger the Research Intelligence Group. Feedback will be kept strictly confidential. If you do not receive a link to the survey, and you would like to participate, please email info@4h.ab.ca with your email address, and a link will be sent to you.

 

2015 Premier's Award Recipient & Ambassadors Named at Selections

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posted Jun 11

Congratulations to Brennan Munro, who was named 2015 Premier's Award Recipient and one of the 14 new 4-H Alberta Ambassadors at the Selections Award Breakfast in May. We are proud of Brennan’s commitment to 4-H and we know that she will continue to do wonderful things alongside of her fellow 4-H Alberta Ambassadors!

 

Apply Now for Various 4-H Specialist Positions

posted Sep 9

The Government of Alberta is currently seeking two 4-H Specialists, one out of the Vermilion office and the other out of Stettler.  Strong communication and organizational skills, effective use of computer technologies, experience with community organizations, sound project management and teamwork skills will enable the successful applicant to meet the challenges of this position. Experience working with adults, volunteer organizations, and conflict resolution accompanied by well-developed programming skills are essential. 

For more information and to apply click here.  The Job ID is 1031707 and the closing date of the competition is September 15.

 

 

Apply Now for the Standardbred Horse Project

posted Aug 17

The 4-H Standardbred Horse Project is a partnership with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) and Alberta Standardbred breeders. 4-H members care for a Standardbred weanling through winter months and prepare it for the Standardbred Yearling Sale in the fall. The breeder maintains ownership of the weanling and reimburses the member for expenses. This project is open to 4-H members who are 12 years of age or older and have completed Rider Level 3 Dismounted, have the permission of their parent(s) and a signature of support from their 4-H leader. Participants must be a member in good-standing of a 4-H club in the current club year. Applicants must demonstrate adequate stabling, feeding and grazing facilities and are expected to have horse experience, knowledge and adult assistance.

 

Chair a Committee for WRLF 2017 in Edmonton, AB!

posted Aug 14

4-H Alberta will be hosting the Western Regional Leaders’ Forum in Edmonton on March 16-17, 2017 as part of our Centennial Celebrations! This will mark the first time that the Forum will be held in Canada. The Events Subcommittee is currently looking for chairs for a number of the Western Regional Leaders’ Forum’s organizing committees. For all the information and to apply for a Chair position, view the WRLF Committee Application Form here.

 

 

Leaders' Conference 2016 - Call for Workshop Proposals

posted Aug 24

We are now accepting Session Proposals for Leaders' Conference taking place January 15-17, 2016! Sessions can be either 90 minutes or 3 hours and should include a hands on learning component. Sessions may be in the areas of Education Design & Delivery, Positive Youth Development, Personal Development, Communications, Organization or Project Management. For all information and to submit a Session Proposal, click here.

 

Provincial Communications Competition Winners

posted Jun 11

The 2015 Communications Competition proved to be a huge success! This year marked the first time the provincial public speaking and presentations events were combined. Congratulations to the winner of the Presentations Competition, Sage Hughes of the Country Critters 4-H Club, and kudos to David MacTaggart of the Central Lacombe 4-H Club for his first place finish in the Public Speaking Competition. We’d also like to wish David all the best at the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition in Toronto, Ontario!

 

Call for Hall of Fame Nominations

posted Jun 11

Do you know an Albertan who's made outstanding contributions to 4-H? Nominate them for the 4-H Hall of Fame! The 4-H Hall of Fame honours Albertans who have made exceptional contributions to 4-H in this province through outstanding leadership, the development of new initiatives and by having significantly impacted 4-H youth and/or leaders at the local, district, regional or provincial level.

 

Refreshed 4-H Logo to be Unveiled June 11th

posted Mar 30

4-H Alberta is thrilled to announce that we are a part of 4-H Canada’s nation-wide movement to refresh the 4-H logo. For decades, Canada’s 4-H community has been discussing the need to refresh the look and feel of 4-H.

So on June 11th, 4-H Canada will be launching the new 4-H logo. On that day, 4-H Alberta will be posting the new logo on our website along with the accompanying visual identity standards.

Any clubs or councils who are thinking about creating anything with the 4-H logo on it may want to hold off until June 11th, when the new logo will be readily available on the website. This may include any item that has a substantial cost attached to it and/or that your club or council will be utilizing for an extended period of time. However, if a club or council needs to create items prior to June 11th, by all means, use the current logo. It’s important to note that it is not necessary to throw away materials that display the old logo. This is very much a “common sense” approach to a new visual identity. After June 11th, everyone is expected to use the new logo, in accordance with the visual identity standards, on any new materials created.

 

2014 UFA 4-H Alumni Volunteer Service Award - Ann-Marie Kalman

posted Mar 20

4-H Alberta, together with UFA, is pleased to congratulate the select recipient of the 2014 UFA 4-H Alumni Volunteer Service Award, Ann-Marie Kalman! As a resident of Fort Saskatchewan, Albert Ann-Marie has dedicated many hours to 4-H and to her community.

 

Blogging the 4-H Way

posted Mar 20

Check out our latest Blog post as we explain Quick Tips to Take Your Speech or Presentation to the Next Level. The ability to speak in public has been proven to serve individuals well for their entire lives, making it one of the most sought-after skills in today’s society. Those who can do it well are more inclined to be perceived as articulate, contributing and valuable individuals. With practice, anyone can become an effective public speaker or presenter.

 

New 4-H Diary

posted Mar 20

This fun and fresh 4-H Diary makes it easy for members to fill out and simple for leaders to mark! Members just need follow the straightforward instructions and then record their 4-H and community participation for each Club Year. The 4-H Diary is the key to unlocking some of 4-H’s coolest opportunities – all-expense-paid travel, 4-H Alberta Ambassadorships, the Awards of Excellence, scholarships plus much, much more! Download it now. 

Note: With the new 4-H Diary, it’s easy for members to fill it out on their computers OR to print their own copy to fill it out by hand. It’s very important that you SAVE a copy of the 4-H Diary before you begin filling it out or try to print it. By SAVING a copy first, the Fillable PDF should function properly and print easily. 

 

4-H Alberta Magazine - Winter Edition

posted Feb 10

Dive into the digital version of the Winter 2015 Issue.