Celebrate 100 years of 4-H

Anyone who is in 4-H, or has been involved in the past knows this pledge by heart.

“My Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, my Health to better living, for my club, my community and my country.”

Anyone who is in 4-H, or has been involved in the past knows this pledge by heart.

For over 100 years in B.C. 4-H has been shaping young minds, developing leaders and strengthening our communities.

They have been integral in our communities developing youth to become productive, upstanding citizens through their programs and experiences with their local club.

I have always been a supporter of 4-H initiatives in our community. From their arts and crafts shows, livestock presentations and other program and project work experiences, 4-H gives young people real world experience and leadership, as explained in their motto, “Learn to Do by Doing.”

The 56th annual 4-H Show and Sale is already well underway, wrapping up today with the livestock show sale at 5 p.m. at the stock yards.

If you have time this evening, you can support your local 4-H clubs and view some of the best livestock from the Cariboo at the sale.

Ranching and livestock is a big part of the economy of the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

This sale is helping develop an interest in young people to pursue a career in this very challenging, yet rewarding and fulfilling field.

In addition, keeping this vital industry in our province growing and vibrant starts with livestock shows and learning experiences like this Show and Sale.

So if you have time, come down and show your support to them by attending the Show and Sale.

You can learn more about joining or getting involved with the Williams Lake District 4-H by visiting them online at bc4h.bc.ca. There you can also keep up-to-date with upcoming events and their fundraising initiatives.

Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.