Calgary’s 4-H On Parade

4-H on Parade at the Calgary Stampede Grounds. Calgary Stampede Photo.

The Calgary Stampede grounds will be flooded this weekend, with local 4-H participants. The Calgary Stampede says they are proud to once again host 4-H on Parade, Canada’s largest 4-H event, from June 1 to 3 at Stampede Park. 4-H on Parade is the culmination of a year’s worth of time and effort put in to a variety of projects by Calgary area 4-H members from 48 different clubs. If you have not experienced this event, it is an excellent opportunity to see what 4-H has to offer.

“We’re very proud that this year we will see an increase of about five clubs participating over last year,” says Andrea Church, Regional 4-H Specialist for Southern Alberta and Calgary Regions. “With 575 members on Park this year, it will be a great competition. It’s always a lot of fun to experience the success the youth have had with their diverse projects.”

Travis Hunter from the West Didsbury club will return to 4-H on Parade as a regional ambassador.  “I’m very excited about my new role,” he says. “We all work hard as 4-H’ers. To be acknowledged as an ambassador, makes it really special.”

For those looking to check out the venue, 4-H on Parade commences on today at 10:00 a.m. The beef female show runs all weekend with the beef, dairy, sheep and shows, as well as the canine events, equine shows (light and heavy horse), and life skills demonstrations (art and photo competitions). Bring your cheque book as the 4-H on Parade hosts a live auction of sheep and beef projects on Sunday 11 a.m., in the Victoria Pavilion. There will also be two animals that will be auctioned off for the Canadian Cancer Society and The War Amps societies.

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