(Due to space restrictions, we were unable to run the full 4-H report in this week's edition of the Town & Country This Week. As such, we are presenting the full report online)
It was a great year filled with lots of memories that will never be forgotten. Every one of the projects kept the members very busy by doing a variety of workshops to improve and develop new skills.
Beef members regularly attended workshops to improve upon their judging and showmanship abilities. This was all topped off with the annual achievement day that was a terrific representation of how much the members put into their animals.
Vet Science members learned a lot of new information regarding animals. It was a great year in which every member enjoyed. They attended a variety of workshops about many different topics such as how to dehorn a steer, floating a horse’s teeth and they also learned about the respiratory system.
Horse members attended riding workshops each month. They had a great time doing a bunch of different activities that helped them become a more complete rider. This ended with an achievement day at Meakin’s arena. It was a fantastic time spent completing different challenges and obstacle courses. It was a great way to complete the year.
Explore 4-H members attended a bunch of fun workshops which included cooking and baking, visiting an apiary, growing vegetables and other fun things. The members had a great time! They ended the year with their achievement day where members did a skills challenge.
Small engines members worked on their engines all year long. It was a very good learning experience for the members. Their achievement day was a lot of fun. Their engines were judged, and they had burgers and hotdogs at the projects leader’s house.
Members also worked on their judging throughout the year. They attended the Regional Judging Competition at the Barrhead Ag Barn. A group of members also attended the Provincial Judging Competition at Lakeland College. It was an amazing experience and hopefully a team will attend next year.
The 2022-2023 year was completed with a banquet at Busby Hall on Aug 30. It was a fantastic time in which members received their long-awaited awards.
Please see the list of awards below:
Club Champion Steer – Haisley Sonnenberg
Reserve Champion Steer - Tanner Felske
Champion Heifer – Ella Huot, Champion 2-year-Old Cow/Calf - Ella Huot
Champion 3-year-old Cow/Calf – Garrett Felske
Top Int. Small Engine Project – Brock Beauliua
Top Jr. Small Engine Project – Riley Bowers
Top Int. Vet Science Project – Haisley Sonnenberg
Top Jr. Vet Science Project – Derek Snyder
Explore 4-H Project Gifts – Chelsea Beaudin, Kyia Ford, Kiara Burnstick, Kaira Chamzuk, Cassie Storms, Dava Semler
Top Jr. Horse Project – Janessa Lawrence
Top Int. Horse Project – Ella Huot
Top Sr. Horse Project – Katey Tufty
Top Sr. Judge - Garret Felske
Top Int. Judge – Quaid Sonnenberg
Top Jr. Judge – Tanner Felske
Jr. Steer Record Book – Tanner Felske
Jr. Heifer Record Book – Tanner Felske, Jr. Cow/Calf Record Book – Tanner Felske
Int. Steer Record Book – Ella Huot
Int. Heifer Record Book - Ella Huot
Int. Cow/Calf Record Book – Ella Huot
Sr. Steer Record Book – Macy Kaliel
Sr. Heifer Record Book – Garrett Felske
Sr. Cow/Calf Record Book – Garret Felske
Jr. Small Engines Record Book – Riley Bowers
Int. Small Engines Record Book – Brock Beauliua
Sr. Small Engines Record Book – Chloe Bowers
Jr. Horse Record Book – Janessa Lawrence
Int. Horse Record Book – Ella Huot
Sr. Horse Record Book – Katey Tufty
Jr. Explore 4-H Record Book – Dava Semler
Sr. Explore 4-H Record Book – Kiara Chamzuk
Jr. Presentations - Tanner Felske
Int. Presentations - Ella Huot
Sr. Presentations – Jenna Snyder
Jr. Public Speaking – Mikayla Normandeau,
nt. Public Speaking – Chloe Bowers
Sr. Public Speaking – Macy Kaliel
Top Rate of Gain - Derek Snyder
George Sim Memorial (Most Sportsmanlike Beef Member) – Garrett Felske
Bob Burns Memorial (Most Improved Judge) – Ella Huot
Top First Year Member – Elise Meakin, Janessa Lawrence, Dava Semler
Cleaver Awards – Jemma Mahe, Rebecca Lawrence, Kaci Ford, Cailin Stoby, Joe Perreault
Each year, 4-H is a great time in which you are encouraged to learn new skills and meet new people. Members that will be joining in the upcoming year can expect to have an enjoyable experience.
The Double Diamond 4-H Multi Club reorganizational meeting will be held Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Busby Hall. Can’t wait to see you there!