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4-H Reports – for Apr. 2, 2009

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by e-mail to [email protected],by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1 or by fax to 204-954-1422.


The club held its monthly meeting March 1 at the Oak Lake Curling Rink at 7 p. m. Communications for the club in the Virden zone level were on Feb. 18 and went well. The area level event was set for Boissevain on March 14.

Members, parents and leaders had a very informative guest speaker attend the meeting. Kevin Wadham from Virden spoke about feeding your calf and balancing a ration. At the next meeting we will be watching a video about daily care with your 4-H cattle.

The 4-H Wheat Kings game was Feb. 28; the Wheaties lost, everyone had a blast. The club needs to pay Michelle for the tickets.

On Feb. 8 three members and one guest – Brady and Kelsey Baker and Brody and Dillon Hunter – competed in the Lenore 4-H bonspiel and won. The Rivers 4-H bonspiel was on Feb. 28; there, Jay Rimke, Brady Baker and Brody and Dillon Hunter competed and placed second.

The club’s next meeting is April 5 at 7 p. m. at the Oak Lake Community School, with the Pee Wees meeting at 6:30 p. m. – Natalie Bailey


The Pembina-area 4-H communications festival was held on March 14 at Pilot Mound School, with 33 entries in speech, visual and creative expression. Many of these members had presented at their club communications events, then participated at area communications.

Communicat ions is an important part of the 4-H program. By participating in various communications experiences, either formal or informal, members learn how to communicate ideas and information, and gain confidence. Members can participate in one or more of the three categories: speech (individual), visual presentations (individual or two-person), or creative expressions. Visual presentations can include posters, photos, actual items, and PowerPoint presentations. Creative expressions is a category that was included in the old Central region. It remains in the Pembina area, but isn’t a category at the provincial level.

First-place finishers in the speech and visual categories will participate in the Provincial Communications Extravaganza scheduled for April 18 at the Delta Winnipeg at 350 St. Mary Ave.

First-place winners in the Pembina-area event include: Natasha Geeregat, “Obsessed!,” junior speech; Andrew Evans, “Cleaning the House the Professional Way,” intermediate speech; Kayla Holenski, “For the Last One,” senior speech; Tara Frisch, “Cactus,” visual presentation, junior one-person; Julia VanDeVelde and Natasha Geeregat, “DIY,” visual presentation, junior two-person; Jessica Raine, “Together Forever and Always,” visual presentation, intermediate one-person; Kali Martens and Kirby Dalman-Smith, “Use Your Noggin!,” intermediate two-person; Ali Mullin, “Taking a Bite Out of the Right Apple,” visual presentation, senior one-person; Jessica Raine and Stephanie Raine, “Two Weeks,” senior two-person; Natasha Geeregat, Joey Levreault, Jessica Geeregat,

Julia VanDeVelde and Lauren Jarvie, “Trash Busters,” junior creative expressions; and Kali Martens, Kirby Dalman-Smith, Shaylyn Johnson, Megan Cramer, Jill Dearsley, Amanda Ronnquist, “Shapes,” intermediate creative expressions. – Danielle Cabernel


Cargill’s Canadian wing has pledged $30,000 per year for the next three years to support the National 4-H Citizenship Seminar.

The seminar, held annually in Ottawa since 1972, gives senior 4-H delegates the opportunity to travel to the capital and learn about “governance, political procedures, and the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian citizen.”

“The National 4-H Citizenship Seminar is one of our most popular program opportunities for 4-H members across Canada,” Bob McAuley, president of the Canadian 4-H Council, said in a release March 23. “Members, chaperons, and parents all remark on the fantastic experiences that this seminar provides.”

Over 50 delegates were scheduled to visit Ottawa between March 27 and April 2 for this year’s seminar, the council said.

Len Penner, president of Winnipeg-based Cargill Ltd., said the company sees its involvement with the council and the annual seminar as an investment in the future of Canadian youth. – Staff



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