2013 marks the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Canada. For 100 years, 4-H programming in Canada has helped generations of youth build confidence, learn new skills and become leaders in their clubs, communities and beyond.
Throughout the year, numerous activities and events are being planned in recognition of this milestone, both at the national level and within the province of Saskatchewan.
The first Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs were formed at Roland, Manitoba in 1913. In 1932, the Canadian Council on Boys’ and Girls’ Club Work was formed to guide the program at the national level. In 1952, the name 4-H was adopted. 4-H Saskatchewan will celebrate its 100th in 2017.
Plans for the centenary include:
- A Gala at the Fairmont Winnipeg on May 30, themed “Food for Thought”, a nod to the importance of food production, sustainability and the role of youth as future leaders in feeding a growing planet.
- A food drive for local food banks across the county.
- An online 4-H Living History experience.
- A “100 for 100” fundraising campaign.
Also scheduled is a National Public Speaking Contest and a Youth Ag-Summit entitled “Feeding a Hungry Planet” in Calgary on August 19-25.
More locally, 100 years of 4-H will be marked at provincial public speaking, curling and judging events, as well as the Saskatchewan 4-H Council AGM March 16-17 in Saskatoon.
Connect with 4-H and join the celebration by visiting the 100th anniversary website, Facebook and Twitter: