Glen Valley 4-H Club recently entered the Build a Winning Future Contest which challenged members to create a structure that symbolizes our vision for where 4-H is headed in the next century. They were given decks of cards that had unique facts

Glen Valley 4-H club ‘Build a Winning Future’

Glen Valley 4-H Club recently entered the Build a Winning Future Contest which challenged members to create a structure

In celebration of 4-H’s 100th anniversary, local youth from Glen Valley 4-H Club have created an inspiring structure. An inventive and inspiring accomplishment for local youth, the structure represents the proud history of 4-H Canada and where 4-H is headed in the next century.

Dedicated 4-H members across the country created these structures as part of the Build a Winning Future contest hosted by Enbridge, the national title sponsor of 4-H Canada’s 2013 Centennial celebration.

“We are so happy to be a part of this milestone event for 4-H. The history of 4-H is rich in accomplishments, friendships and growth. Our club knew we wanted to build on this proud history by building something creative and unique,” said Jessica Johnson, Glen Valley 4-H Club Leader.

The structure was made using 4-H designed cards featuring illustrations of unique facts, stories and memories collected from 4-H members, leaders and alumni. The Glen Valley 4-H Club used a total of 200 cards to create their masterpiece.

“I had so much fun building the 4-H community on the moon with my club members. We were challenged to think outside of the box to create something with just a deck of cards and our imagination,” said club member, Wyatt Heavenor, 11. “I think we did a great job working together to build the structures, symbolizing the direction that 4-H Canada heads into for the next 100 years.”

“4-H is producing the leaders of tomorrow from the youth of today — a commitment Enbridge is proud to support. We wish 4-H continued success for the next hundred years,” said Roxanna Benoit, Vice President Public, Government & Aboriginal Affairs. “We are happy to host the Build a Winning Future contest and to highlight the imaginations and originality of 4-H’ers from coast to coast. Good luck to all the participants.”

4-H Clubs have an opportunity to win a prize by submitting photos or a video of their structure to 4-H’s Facebook page. The contest will run to Oct. 23, and winners will be announced on Nov. 6. Members are encouraged to share their photos or video with their friends because of what the four “H’s” in 4-H represent: we pledge our Head, Heart, Hands and Health to our club, our community and our country.

The Aldergrove community has always been a strong supporter of Glen Valley 4-H Club through the Aldergrove Fair Days and fundraisers at Otter Coop. Glen Valley 4-H Club is always looking for new members between the ages of six and 18 who are interested in any of the following: outdoor hiking, photography, rabbits, goats and horses. Please email our club for more information, glenvalley4h@gmail.com

For more information and to view other contest entries from around the country, visit 4-H’s Facebook page.

About 4-H in Canada.

One of the country’s longest-running and most respected youth organizations, 4-H allows Canadian youth to explore, learn and discover, while expanding their horizons. In 2013, 4-H celebrates its 100th anniversary, and 100 years of creating leaders across Canada. More than 8,000 trained volunteer leaders help more than 26,000 4-H members develop self-confidence and learn a wide variety of skills through hands-on project work. For more information about 4-H in Canada and the 100th anniversary, please visit www.4-h-canada.ca

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