Members of 4-H clubs will have the chance to show their skills at the 36 Annual Nova Scotia 4-H Show and the South Shore Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater, Sept. 27 -29.
4-H members are eligible to compete at the show after achieving top honours at a local exhibition with their life skills or livestock project.
This annual family event is an excellent opportunity for people to experience the 4-H youth leadership program in an interactive way. The Nova Scotia 4-H Show offers something for everyone and visitors will see 4-H members demonstrate the technical, livestock and life skills they learned throughout the year.
“For 100 years 4-H has been a successful leadership development program that teaches youth to become future leaders in their communities, business, government and agriculture”, said Paul LaFleche, deputy Minister of Agriculture. “I encourage everyone to attend the Nova Scotia 4-H Show to witness what the 4-H program can offer every member of the family.”
A national survey of 4-H alumni named leadership and youth development as the most important goals of the 4-H program.
“4-H teaches us so many valuable skills and I can say from personal experience that it is a wonderful program,” said Nicole MacEachern, an 18-year old member with the County Line 4-H Club in Richmond County. “For the past three summers I’ve been a counsellor at Camp Rankin and in school completed the 4-H Personal Development Education Credit. I plan to continue being a 4-H member until I am 21 and then volunteer as a leader.”
Nova Scotia has the largest 4-H Show in Canada with all the exhibitors being 4-H members from 9 – 21 years of age.
The event is open to the public and admission is free. A schedule of events is available at www.gov.ns.ca/agri/4H/.