The chair of Livestock Competitions at the Calgary Stampede says 4-H is evolving to reflect the changes of society and consumers’ relationship with food.
Steer, lamb and wood-working charity projects at 4-H on Parade give back to STARS Air Ambulance, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Nearly five hundred 4-H members from 39 clubs around the Calgary region are gathering at the Stampede grounds for 4-H on Parade.
It's 4-H on Parade, a chance for kids from Calgary area clubs to show off their projects which include everything from livestock to photography to welding to baking.
In the Fall of 2017, the community of Balzac lost a dedicated community member in Garth Bishop. In the wake of the tragedy, Stanley Jones and the Balzac Beef club decided to raise this year's 4-H on Parade charity steer and will be donating the money raised from the steer's sale to his young family. Bishop was an alumnist of the Balzac Beef Club. The steer will be auctioned off around 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018.