4-H show and sale starts today

The 53rd annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale begins this morning.

  • Aug. 19, 2011 9:00 a.m.

The 53rd annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale begins this morning.

It takes place at the Williams Lake Stockyards Friday, Aug. 19 to Wednesday, Aug. 23, featuring 4-H clubs Springhouse, Chilcotin, Big Lake, Canim Valley, Highland, Horsefly, Chimney Valley, Lone Butte, and Rose Lake/Miocene.

Amy Stafford, B.C. 4-H ambassador, says 4-H members have been working diligently over the last seven months on their projects.

“4-H is a program with an agricultural-based background that aims to promote leadership, knowledge, citizenship, and personal development skills through achieving projects set out by the 4-H program,” says Amy, who has been a member of the Chimney Valley 4-H Club for nine years and has two swine projects.

“You do not need to have an agriculturally-based background to join 4-H, as there are many non-livestock related projects, including clothing, crafts, gardening, and photography.”

Livestock projects include beef, sheep, swine, and poultry.

The following is a schedule of upcoming 4-H events for the annual show and sale:

Friday, Aug. 19

8:30 a.m.: set up

4 p.m.: food show

6 p.m.: dog and bike show

7:30 p.m.: small engines


Saturday, Aug. 20

8 a.m.: horse show

8 to 10 a.m.: beef weigh-in

10 to 11 a.m.: sheep weigh-in

11 a.m. to noon: swine weigh in

1 p.m.: horse judging

2 p.m.: oral and written judging

4:45 p.m.: gardening

5:30 p.m.: poultry

7 p.m.: club leaders and president meeting

8 p.m.: pool time


Sunday, Aug. 21

9 a.m.: photography prejudged

9 a.m.: sheep show, Cloverbud and goat demo

1 p.m.: sheep grand champions

2 p.m.: rabbit show

3:30 p.m.: Cloverbud show

4 p.m.: photography

6:30 p.m.: heifers and cows

10:30 p.m.: games


Monday, Aug. 22

9 a.m.: beef show


Tuesday, Aug. 23

9 a.m.: swine show

7:30 p.m.: 4-H kids dance


Wednesday, Aug. 23

9 a.m.: yard cleanup

10 a.m.: practice opening, followed by awards

3-9 p.m.: buyers appreciation dinner

4:30 p.m.: parade of champions

5 p.m.: opening ceremonies, money and gift draws

5:30 p.m.: sale starts.