Big presence for 4-H
Welcoming visitors to the Exploration Centre
4-H P.E.I. will have an extended presence at this year’s provincial Old Home Week exhibition at the Charlottetown Exhibition Grounds. It ends Aug.19.
They will once again be welcoming visitors to the Exploration Centre, an exciting, hands-on activity area where guests of all ages can take a guided tour of completed 4-H projects and get a hands-on opportunity to “learn to do by doing” one of many scheduled activities. The centre will operate from noon until 9 p.m. each day.
One of those family-friendly activities will be the opportunity to help complete the painting of a one-of-a-kind plywood folk art Barn Quilt which will be featured in the 4-H Float at this year’s Gold Cup Parade before being donated to Old Home Week as a token of the two organizations’ long-standing relationship.
“Old Home Week provides us with a unique opportunity to connect with visitors and to reconnect with 4-H members past and present,” says administrative director Kelly Mullaly.
“We really appreciate the opportunity to show off a variety of the projects our members have completed during the club year, and to help more people learn about the lifelong benefits of our positive youth development program.”
This year, visitors to the exhibition are also likely to meet one of three anniversary ambassadors — 4-H senior members who will be travelling throughout the grounds providing information about the provincial organization’s 100th anniversary celebrations slated to take place across the province next year.
Fans of livestock competitions will want to join in the fun on 4-H Day at Old Home Week on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Highlights of day will include classes in horse and pony, poultry, canine, rabbit, goat, sheep, beef and dairy.
A judging competition, sponsored by P.E.I. Mutual Insurance, will follow in the afternoon. 4-H members will demonstrate their judging skills beef, dairy, poultry, forages, sewing and mystery for the opportunity to represent P.E.I. in Regina and compete in the International Judging Competition at Agribition this November.