4-H on Parade in Calgary Goes this Weekend

Calgary Stampede hosts more than 500 4-H members

The Calgary Stampede is proud to once again host 4¬-H on Parade, Canada’s largest 4-H event. 4-H on Parade is the culmination of a year’s worth of time and effort put into a variety of projects by Calgary area youth. More than 500 4-H members will participate in this year’s event representing more than 40 clubs.

“This event just continues to grow,” says Rob Smith, Regional 4-H Specialist for Southern and Calgary Regions. “I am proud to say that 71 per cent of the Calgary Region clubs are represented at the event this year.

” Two of those clubs have special reason to celebrate this year. Bow Valley Beef and Multi and West Carstairs Beef are home to 2011 4-H Ambassadors. Jordynn Jamieson of Dalemead and Sawyer Daley of Carstairs, are long-time participants at 4-H on Parade and they are coming back this year.

“It was definitely a surprise,” said Jamieson, 18 of her win. “It was what I was working towards, but I was surprised. It was a lot of fun.”

The Ambassador’s Award is given to 4-H Ambassadors who exemplify leadership, communication and personal development skills. Their role is to promote 4-H to members and non-members through events like 4-H on Parade.

4-H on Parade events begin Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m. with the beef female show and continue through the weekend with other cattle shows (beef and dairy), sheep shows, k9 events, equine shows (light and heavy horse), life skills demonstrations (art and photo competitions and others) and end with a live auction of sheep and beef projects on Sunday.

For more information about 4-H on Parade see www.stampedeagriculture.com/events.