Horsefly 4-H Club enjoys a good year

The Horsefly 4-H Club had an excellent year in 2011.

The Horsefly 4-H Club had an excellent year in 2011.

I would like to start out by saying that the dedicated leaders, parents and community members played a large part in our success this year.

Our members were diligent and hardworking throughout the year.

I hope we made our community proud at our achievement days in Horsefly, and at the 53nd annual show and sale in Williams Lake.

Thank you to our buyers for 2011. Without your support there would be no 4-H Club.  Our club leaders are Sheryl Viher for sheep and poultry; Neil Sukert and Jennifer Teppema for swine; Jaydeen Maciborsky and Silvia Laffer for beef; Bobbi-Jo Best for Cloverbuds; Dawn Bigg for dog; Kathee Sukert for communications leader; and Linda Bartsch for photography and leader.

In Cloverbuds Anna Best and Vivian Meyrick did lamb projects and Johnny Ditoro did a rooster project.

Club activity awards were presented as follows.

Top demonstration team:  Patrick Viher and Taylor Maciborsky.

Top junior public speaker:  Mya Maciborsky, trophy donated by Bill and Ruby Reid.

Top senior public speaker: Jack Teppema, trophy donated by Horsefly Realty Ltd.

Top junior judging average: Taylor Maciborsky, trophy donated by Caribou Road Services.

Top senior judging average: Jack Teppema, trophy donated by Leon and Sharon Smith. Mike Young Memorial Trophy.

Top junior record book: Garrett Best, trophy donated by  Sunshine Ranch.

Top senior record book: Maria Teppema, trophy donated by Hollan Engineering.

Most dedicated member: Patrick Viher, trophy donated by the Horsefly Fall Fair Association. Gillian Hollan Memorial Trophy.

100 per cent meeting attendance award:  Patrick Viher, trophy donated by Horsefly Buzz

Grand aggregate junior:  Taylor Maciborsky, trophy donated by Horsefly Women’s Institute.

Grand aggregate senior:  Patrick Viher, trophy donated by Black Mountain Limousin

Top booster button seller: Willem Wijma.

Project Awards


Top photography project:  Becky Kaeppel, trophy donated by Thor Carlson and Karen DeCicco.

Top junior photography showman:  Leandra Kaeppel, trophy donated by Race Trac Gas/Horsefly Service.

Top senior photography showman:  Becky Kaeppel.

Photography members achieving with their projects: Leandra Kaeppel, Becky Kaeppel.


Top dog agility:  Hannah Yahnke, trophy donated by Craig and Cindy Augustine.

Top senior dog showman:  Maria Teppema.

Dog members achieving with their projects: Maria Teppema, Hannah Yahnke.


Top poultry project:  Kylee Lacey.

Top junior poultry Showman:  Katie Isaac.

Poultry members achieving with their projects: Kylee Lacey, Katie Isaac.


Top market swine:  Ivan Yahnke, trophy donated by Bella Vista Trailer Court.

Top junior swine showman: Willem Wijma, trophy donated by B-S Ranch.

Top Senior Swine Showman:  Trake Kulyk, trophy donated by The Anvil Pub.

Top swine average daily gain: Willem Wijma, trophy donated by Neil and Kathee Sukert.

Swine members achieving with their projects: Trevor Bigg, McKenna Kulyk, Trake Kulyk, Claudia Lafreniere, Jack Teppema, Maria Teppema, Michael Wijma, Willem Wijma, Ivan Yahnke, Joshua Yahnke, Cameron O’Toole, Leandra Kaeppel.


Top market lamb:  Curtis Best, trophy donated by Sunflower Fibres.

Top junior sheep showman:  Annie Isaac, trophy donated by Horsefly Community Club

Top senior sheep showman:  Curtis Best, trophy donated by Clarke’s General Store.

Top ewe with lambs at foot:  Gwenna Meyrick, trophy donated by Matt and Sara Augustine.

Sheep members achieving with their projects:  Curtis Best, Annie Issac, Gwenna Meyrick.


Top market steer:  Patrick Viher, trophy donated by Augustine Ranch.

Top junior beef showman:  Taylor Maciborsky, trophy donated by Walters Ranch.

Top senior beef showman:  Karina Sukert, trophy donated by Woodjam Ranch.

Top heifer project: Garrett Best, trophy donated by Black Mountain Limousin.

Top cow/calf project: Taylor Maciborsky, trophy donated by Bill and Ruby Reid.

Top average daily gain: Taylor Maciborsky, trophy donated by Lakeview Ranch.

Top junior beef project:  Garrett Best, trophy donated by Horsefly Cattlemen’s Association.

Beef members achieving with their projects: Taylor Maciborsky, Karina Sukert, Patrick Viher, Hannah Yahnke, Garrett Best, Justin Yahnke.

Thank you for another great year.

Maria Teppema, Horsefly 4-H Club Reporter.


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