On November 1, 2023, 4-H Canada marks its 110th anniversary with a vibrant Show Your 4-H Colours Day. Get ready to don green and join communities nationwide in lighting landmarks green to support youth development. This year's theme, "Making a Difference Since 1913," showcases the impact of 4-H. Discover limited-edition merchandise and help shine a light on 4-H's transformative work. Join the celebration at showyour4hcolours.ca.
4-H Alberta celebrates its traditions and future leaders at the 2023 Fall Senior Symposium. Vanessa Hadwin shines as the 2024 Premier’s Award Recipient, and nine new Ambassadors step into the spotlight. Discover the stories of these dedicated members and the enduring impact of the 4-H program.
Today 4-H Alberta is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 sponsorship from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and a group of local Alberta Co-ops in support of our organization and the invaluable programming that we bring to young people each year.
Current CEO, Shannon Benner, who has led 4-H Canada for over a decade, will leave the organization on Sept. 22, 2023, to pursue another opportunity. Under her leadership, the 4-H movement in Canada underwent significant changes, including a complete re-organization, updated governance, and the implementation of a new accreditation model focused on ensuring national standards.
In a truly remarkable display of community spirit and dedication, 4-H Alberta is delighted to share the news of seventeen individuals from our community who have been awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta). These medals were created by the Province of Alberta to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. We are thrilled to shine a light on the exceptional commitment and passion demonstrated by outstanding 4-H leaders. These individuals have made a significant impact on their clubs, districts, and regions through their dedication, hard work, and belief in the power of the 4-H program.
4-H Alberta mourns the loss of Bruce Banks, an inspiring mentor and dedicated supporter who passionately served as the CEO of the 4-H Foundation of Alberta from 2000 to 2016. His unwavering commitment and forward-thinking approach left an indelible mark on the organization and its members.
4-H Alberta is pleased to announce that Lorraine Parkinson will be inducted into the 2021 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame.
During the 2022 Fall Senior Symposium Banquet on October 22, the incoming Ambassadors were announced along with the return of the Premier’s Award and its next recipient.
The Premier’s Award is the highest honour bestowed to a 4-H Alberta member. The award was donated personally by the Honourable E.C. Manning, Premier of Alberta, and was first presented to an outstanding 4-H member in 1964. The Premiers Award recipient is chosen from the pool of current 4-H Ambassadors and represents 4-H at a variety of events over the following year.
If you were previously a Member of 4-H Alberta, we want to hear from you! If you are an alum, having completed 1 or more Club years as a Member, we invite you to join for free as a 4-H Alberta Alumni Member and have your say on the development of the new 4-H Alberta Alumni program.