2021 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame Inductee Announced
CALGARY, AB – 4-H Alberta is pleased to announce that Lorraine Parkinson will be inducted into the 2021 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame.
The 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame honours Albertans who have made exceptional contributions to the 4-H program in this province as a volunteer through outstanding leadership and have significantly impacted 4-H youth and our leaders. This individual has been selected to join other Albertans who have been honoured since the Hall of Fame was initiated in 1971 by Premier Lougheed.
Lorraine Parkinson has been involved in 4-H at the club, district, regional, and provincial level. Lorraine was a Club Leader, Treasurer, Key Leader, Calgary Region President, and was a representative on the 4-H Foundation Board as well as being the Casino Representative. Lorraine is the mother of four amazing young women who all participated in 4-H from age 9 through 18 in the Golden Rod Multi Club, of which Lorraine was a Club Leader.
Lorraine is passionate about helping kids, supporting 4-H and making people happy. In addition to her roles in 4-H, Lorraine was always helping out as a volunteer whenever and wherever one was needed. Lorraine was often seen at the Calgary Stampede hosting cooking demonstrations and even worked closely with the Stampede to have demonstrations hosted by the members, giving them a larger platform to show off their skills. Lorraine epitomizes the 4-H term “Learn To Do By Doing” by always doing whatever was needed to serve Alberta youth through the 4-H program.
“The 4-H Alberta Board of Directors are pleased to acknowledge this candidate and her amazing contribution to the 4-H community and especially to the youth,” said Andy Pittman, chair. “Her long-time commitment to our organization, continued passion to progressively move the organization forward, and dedication to the 4-H community makes her the perfect inductee into the 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame.”
Inductees demonstrate outstanding leadership in promoting the 4-H motto of “Learn to Do by Doing” and live the 4-H pledge of service and commitment to club, community, country, and world through all organization levels.
An awards ceremony will take place in 2022, pending COVID-19 restrictions.