Westerose, AB, May 9, 2023 – 106 Senior 4-H members came together for an inspiring weekend and 43 members earned the opportunity to travel throughout parts of Canada.
The 2023 4-H Alberta Spring Senior Symposium, held from May 5th to 8th in Camrose, brought together 106 enthusiastic Senior 4-H members for an inspiring weekend packed with leadership development, health and wellness initiatives, and travel adventure opportunities.
Participants had the chance to choose between two engaging program streams: Health and Wellness or Award Trip Selection. Those who dove into the Health and Wellness stream discovered valuable insights on leadership, shook it up with lively line dancing, and explored mental health with dynamic guest speakers. To cap off the day, each member crafted a one-of-a-kind string art project as a memento.
Meanwhile, 43 lucky 4-H members earned the opportunity to embark on unforgettable travel experiences to Toronto, Ottawa, the Northwest Territories, and across Alberta. These Senior Award Trips recognized their outstanding achievements and dedication to the 4-H community. Selection was based on diary points, group participation, peer and facilitator evaluations, and enthusiasm displayed during the Senior Symposium. These exciting trips are scheduled to take place within the next 12 months.
The full list of winners can be found below.
Throughout the event, members from both streams joined forces to engage with dynamic keynote speakers and participate in collaborative small-group sessions. Additionally, eleven 4-H Alberta ambassadors seized the chance to strengthen their leadership skills by emceeing the event and organizing entertaining activities.
4-H Alberta is committed to fostering positive youth development through opportunities and programs that enhance leadership, communication, critical thinking, and responsibility, all while upholding positive values. To learn more about 4-H Alberta and how to get involved, visit www.4hab.com.
This is your opportunity to explore the agriculture industry in Alberta! Jump on the bus with your fellow 4-H members and prepare for a whirlwind tour with stops at large-scale Alberta agriculture operations and local food producers. Enjoy fantastic meals made from Alberta products, camp overnight in local communities, and discover the various opportunities in agriculture with hands-on learning!
|Garret F.||Berwyn 4-H Multi-Coveralls Club||Peace|
|Shelbea G.||Bonnyville 4-H Beef Club||Northeast|
|Emma H.||Lakeview 4-H Multi Club||Peace|
|Elizabeth J.||Sexsmith 4-H Multi Club||Peace|
|Tobin J.||South Slope 4-H Beef Club||South|
|Tasha K||Milk River 4-H Multi Club||South|
|Sydney M.||Okotoks Outriders 4-H Club||Calgary|
|Cooper M.||Edgerton 4-H Multi Club||Northeast|
|Claire M.||Looma Lights Horse 4-H Club||Northwest|
|Lily S.||Gilby 4-H Beef Club||West Central|
|Alicia T||Airdrie 4-H Beef & Sheep Club||Calgary|
|Keigan V.||Kneehill 4-H Multi Club||Calgary|
|Courtney W.||St. Paul 4-H Multi Club||Northeast|
|Sidney W.||Seven Persons 4-H Beef Club||South|
|Rebecca W.||Lacombe Outsiders 4-H Multi Club||West Central|
This is the ultimate camping trip. Pack up your gear and load on the bus because we’re heading north for an unforgettable adventure. Experience vast swathes of boreal forest and arctic tundra, mighty rivers, and majestic lakes. Along the way, you’ll tour a variety of farms and agricultural enterprises to expand your knowledge of the diverse and exciting agriculture practices happening in your own backyard. Oh, and don’t forget your bug spray.
|Scott A.||Bow Valley Beef & Multi 4-H Club||Calgary|
|Ella B.||Gladys 4-H Beef Club||Calgary|
|Ben B.||Bluffton West 4-H Beef||West Central|
|Logan C.||Cremona 4-H Club||Calgary|
|Carter G.||Bow Valley Beef & Multi 4-H Club||Calgary|
|Maddie H.||Delburne 4-H Club||East Central|
|Samantha H.||Arrowwood River Wranglers 4-H Horse Club||Calgary|
|Noah J.||Clandonald 4-H Multi Club||Northeast|
|Samantha J.||Seven Persons 4-H Beef Club||South|
|Liam M.||Bergen 4-H Multi Club||Calgary|
|Robbie O.||Clandonald 4-H Multi Club||Northeast|
|Carisa R.||Bergen 4-H Multi Club||Calgary|
|Kianna S.||Czar-Metiskow 4-H Club||East Central|
|Ava S.||Okotoks Outriders 4-H Club||Calgary|
|Madeline S.||Timber Trails 4-H Club||South|
|Tye W.||Bon Accord 4-H Beef Club||Northwest|
Members Forum is 4-H Canada’s longest-running program. This iconic event is the premier opportunity for 4-H youth across Canada to come together for an impactful, engaging, and fun-filled conference in Toronto. Through experiential learning and interactive activities, delegates will connect with other 4-H’ers, explore career paths with expert mentors, and develop the skills they need for the future.
|Ivy F.||Balzac 4-H Beef||Calgary|
|Sophia H.||Crestomere 4-H Multi Club||West Central|
|Serena K.||Iron Creek 4-H Beef Club||East Central|
|Hannah M.||Rank Riders 4-H Club||East Central|
|Taylor M.||Hanna Rangeland 4-H Multi Club||East Central|
|Rory M.||Namao 4-H Trail Busters Club||Northwest|
|Grace S.||Hanna Rangeland 4-H Multi Club||East Central|
4-H Canada’s Citizenship Congress is considered a flagship program that gives 4-H members knowledge and insight about Canada, its history, and its systems. Delegates will travel to Ottawa to explore and develop skills related to civic engagement, governance, parliamentary procedures, citizenship, and politics as they prepare for the annual Citizenship Congress debate.
|Alexander H.||Foothills 4-H Sheep and Multi Club||Calgary|
|Grace M.||Looma Lights Horse 4-H Club||Northwest|
|Isabella P.||Kneehill 4-H Multi Club||Calgary|
|Leslie S.||Foothills 4-H Sheep and Multi Club||Calgary|
|Tenley W.||Dusty Plains 4-H Multi Club||South|
Northern Alberta & Northwest Territories Camping and Agriculture Development Tour (NWT)
Back Row: Robbie O., Tye W., Liam., Carter G., Cleaver the Beaver, Scott A., Ben B., Noah J., Logan C., Maddie H.
Ag Next Generation – Alberta Agriculture Tour (Ag Next Gen)
Back Row: Courtney W., Emma H, Tobin J., Cooper M., Cleaver the Beaver, Garrett F., Keigan V., Sydney M., Rebecca W.
4-H Canada National Member’s Forum (Members Forum)
Back Row: Serena K., Sophia H., Hannah M.
4-H Canada Citizenship Congress (Citizenship)
Back Row: Isabella P., Cleaver the Beaver, Leslie S.
PHOTOS FROM THE WEEKEND:
Spring Senior Symposium Group Photo
Peace 4-H Region Delegate Photo
Northwest 4-H Region Delegates Photo
Northeast 4-H Region Delegates Photo
West Central 4-H Region Delegates Photo
East Central 4-H Region Delegates Photo
Calgary 4-H Region Delegates Photo
South 4-H Region Delegates Photo