Andrew Yurkiw of the Springhouse 4-H Club shows off his 1,470 pound purebred market steer Chester.

VIDEO AND PHOTO GALLERY: 60th Annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale underway

Keeping their animals cool has been a major focus for participants

Despite the sweltering heat, with temperatures reaching 36C this week, 4-Hers from across the region are giving it their all for the 60th Annual 4-H Show and Sale in Williams Lake.

Things kicked off Wednesday, Aug. 8 and will finish up with the opening ceremony and sale on Monday, Aug. 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Participants have come from the Big Lake, Boitanio Lake, Canim Valley, Chimney Valley, Horsefly, Lone Butte, Rose Lake/Miocene and Springhouse Clubs.

On Thursday evening the Tribune dropped by to meet some of the participants, many of whom were working hard to keep their animals cool.

Here are some of the people we met.

The special 4-H supplement went out with Wednesday’s Tribune and copies are available at the Tribune on First Avenue North.

It features write-ups and photographs contributed by each of the youth participating this year.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the show and sale as it’s a great opportunity to meet the participants and see the fruits of their efforts.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Horsefly 4-H Club member Alexi Augustine, 13, was busy washing her heifer Thursday afternoon.

Emily Tinney, 13, of the Lone Butte 4-H Club shows off her Orlopp Bronze Tom Turkey Thursday while she was on pen patrol to keep all the turkeys cool and fed.

Lone Butte 4-H Club member Avery McBride, 10, was making sure his Hereford Duroc Cross pig Dr. Stephen Strange was keeping cool Thursday evening.

Contestants in the food judging lined up Thursday inside the ring at the Williams Lake Stockyards.

Springhouse 4-H Club member Shea Carr-Humphries, 11, with his Suffolk/Chevoit Cross Market Lamb Charlotte.

Just Posted

Falcons wrestlers leave it all on the mat at zone and provincial championships

Three of five Falcons wrestlers medal at provincials

FOREST INK: Forestry practices and mine reclamation in B.C.

Mine reclamation is certainly a topic worth paying attention to

After taste of spring, Sunday skiff a reminder winter still in forecast

Small patches of flurries are forecast in Williams Lake throughout the day Sunday, Feb. 23.

Secwepemc names being proposed for new pedestrian bridge in Williams Lake

Mayor Walt Cobb said he thinks it’s a great idea

Regional hospital district wants to ‘back-end’ its share of CMH redevelopment project

An intitial request to Interior Health Authority was turned down, meaning CCRHD would have to borrow

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

Eby argued that most B.C. residents already know the previous government, at best, turned a blind eye

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Tyler Toffoli scores twice, Canucks crush Bruins 9-3

Stecher, Miller each add three points for Vancouver

Most Read