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Science Mastermind 4-H Canada recently celebrated the second annual 4-H Canada National Science Fair in Truro, NS. (Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus). 18 4-H members traveled from across Canada for their chance to earn top honours within 4-H Canada Science & Technology programming. Following submission of her project titled “Cost Effective Extraction of Chitin from Lobster Shells", Neleah Lavoie (Cavendish 4-H Club) was one of the talented young scientists selected to participate at this National 4-H event. “Science is just another way for me to go and be competitive and learn. It’s so much fun, you don’t even know you’re learning half the time. I like it.”

4-H Canada announced five winners as selected by a panel of 12 judges following the events of the 4-H Canada National Science Fair in March.

Congratulations to Neleah on her fine performance in Truro, as she was one of two Atlantic Canadian delegates of the top five 4-H’ers selected. The five winners will represent 4-H Canada at the Canada Wide Science Fair scheduled to take place in Regina, SK from May 18-20, 2017. Neleah Lavoie (Cavendish 4-H Club) as published in The Guardian, March 16, 2017

2017 April 14 April 15 April 15 April 17 April 23 - 29 April 30

Office Closed for Good Friday Selections Day Award Applications Due Spring Project Registration Deadline Provincial Offices Closed for Easter Monday Volunteer Appreciation Week Trust Grant Applications Due

May 2 - 7 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 22 May 27

4-H Canada Citizenship Congress Animal ID Forms Due Provincial Council Board Meeting District Communication Reps Must Confirm Attendance Provincial Offices Closed for Victoria Day Selections Day – Charlottetown Rural High School

June 1 June 15 June 15 June 15 June 16 June 17 June 17 June 20 June 24 June 24 June 24 June 24 June 26 June 30 June 30

Royal Dairy Pre-registration Forms Due Exploration Centre Staff Applications Due 4-H Junior Camp Counselor Applications Due 4-H Junior Camp Registrations Due Ellerslie Club Achievement Day Cherrycliffe Club Achievement Day Evangeline Club Achievement Day Albany Club Achievement Day Lot 16 Club Achievement Day Montague District Achievement Day Cavendish Club Achievement Day (AM) Wheatley River Club Achievement Day (PM) Elmsdale Club Achievement Day Chepstow - Little Harbour Club Achievement Day Interviews: Camp Counselors & Exploration

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! 4-H PEI will be celebrating 100 years of positive youth development programming on the Island in 2018 -- and we need your help! Centennial Celebration Co-Chairs Rayanne Frizzell and Hal Perry are seeking past and present members, leaders and volunteers from the community to join working committees and help make it our best year yet! If you -- or someone you know -- would like to be a part of the team, please contact Administrative Director Kelly Mullaly at: or by phone at: 902-368-4835. Thanks!

Selections Day 2017 - May 27 The Provincial Communications Competition will be held in the Lecture Theatre at the Charlottetown Rural High School, 100 Raiders Road, Charlottetown, on Saturday, May 27th. Interviews for both travel programs and scholarships are also being held at the Charlottetown Rural High School on this day. The Public Speaking Competition will begin at 1:00pm and the Demonstration Competition will begin at 1:30pm. These events will run concurrently this year. The results from both events will be announced at the 4-H Honours Reception. All District Representatives should confirm their attendance with Jackie Harlow by May 15th. Jackie can be contacted by email, or phone 902-368-4833 Interviews for Scholarship and Travel Awards will also take place on Selections Day. Members who have submitted an application will be contacted by Mary Jane MacPhee to confirm their interview time. These awards will also be announced at the Honours Reception. Scholarship and Travel instructions and applications are available online. Members must have all paperwork submitted to the Provincial Office by April 15th. Please note: This is a Saturday, however applications sent by fax or email will be accepted until 5:00pm


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NEW TESTS for Etiquette and Kitchen Utensils


NEW Intro & Post Intro Member Guides


NEW Member Guide & Leader Resource


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Members taking and/or Leaders leading these projects are encouraged to check with their 4-H Specialist to ensure they are following the correct guide for the 2016-2017 4-H year! AGRICULTURE PROJECTS: For the past year our hard working Agriculture Committee took on the daunting task of reviewing ALL rules for ALL livestock projects. Although project improvements are on the committee’s radar for the next couple of years, the main focus of their work this past year has been on updating and clarifying the rules for showing animals in exhibitions. NO DRASTIC CHANGES have been made! However, each livestock project does have minor revisions so it is VERY important that everyone participating in livestock projects take a few minutes to review both the General Livestock Rules and the rules for their specific project animals. This information will be available on-line on the 2017 Fairs & Exhibition webpage May 1st, 2017 Please Note: Exhibition Books will only be available on-line unless a printed copy is requested.

Head, Heart, Hands and Health - The 4-H’s. I use my HEAD, and I know how important this program is for youth to develop self-confidence and life skills. My HEART tells me that adults in my community want to help kids achieve those goals. My HANDS love to learn to do by doing. My HEALTH shows through in a healthy mind as I learn self-expression and to balance my life. 4H has been a great experience for me and many others and will be for many years to come! Toast to the 4-H Program - 2017 Annual Awards Banquet Presented by Olivia Lewis Dunstaffnage-Marshfield 4-H Club

4-H PEI Celebrates Successes at Annual Awards Banquet The PEI Provincial 4-H Council was honoured to host more than 150 guests, including Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay and Provincial Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Alan McIsaac, at its Annual Provincial Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 11, 2017. It was an afternoon filled with fine food and celebration of many landmark achievements of 4-H leaders, members and community supporters from across the province.

Amie Swallow-MacDonald; PEI 4-H Council Vice President and Minister Alan MacIsaac; Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries present Louise Andrews with a Leader Certificate recognizing 45 years as a volunteer leader with 4-H PEI.

Minister Alan MacIsaac presents long-time provincial staff member Connie Boswall with Honorary Membership of the PEI 4-H Council in recognition of her more than 35 years of service to the organization prior to her retirement in June 2016.

Brenda Larsen accepting the 4-H Leader Recognition Award, sponsored by PEI Women in Agriculture. Janelle Mann (4-H leader with the Freetown Harmony 4-H Club) presenting on behalf of Women in Agriculture.

Amie Swallow-MacDonald and Minister MacIsaac present Jessie Crosby with the Friend of 4-H Award recognizing the generous contribution of time and resources to the 4-H program by the Crosby’s dating back to 1998, particularly in the area of the beef project and Exhibitions.

Past President Sally Ripley presenting Robert Larsen (Albany Centennial 4-H Club) with the Callbeck’s Home Building CentreTop Member of the Year Award.

Mrs. Jean Tingley presenting Brandon Malone (Morell & Area 4-H Club) with the Top 4-H Livestock Member Award.

Past President Sally Ripley presenting Sara Gamble (Lot 16 4-H Club) with the Charlie Goodwin-Top Horse & Pony 4-H Member Award.

Tom Stewart (North River 4-H Club) with Fred Vanderkloet (PEI 4-H Trust Representative) accepting recognition for Gold Level Status with the PEI 4-H Trust

Stewart MacRae (PEI Mutual Ins.) with Fred Vanderkloet accepting recognition for Platinum Level Status with the PEI 4-H Trust.

Jane MacLaurin, Grace MacLaurin & Joan Gardiner (leaders with the Lot 16 4-H Club) accepting Trust Memorial - Gold Level Certificate in memory of Helen Lyle Small

Brookville Lime Community Activity Awards

1st Place - Albany Centennial 4-H Club

2nd Place - Millview-Vernon River 4-H Club

PEI Women’s Institute Agriculture Activity Awards

1st Place - Wheatley River 4-H Club

2nd Place - Albany Centennial 4-H Club 3rd Place - Wheatley River 4-H Club

4th Place - Dunstaffnage-Marshfield 4-H Club

PEI Sr. Member Delegates Join the Road to Journey Ten Senior Member delegates from PEI traveled to Debert, NS on the weekend of March 24-26 to join forces with fellow Senior Members from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland for the 2017 Atlantic Conference. Thanks to funding from corporate supporter Agrium, this year's Conference focused on the Journey 2050 video game and supporting educational resources which deal with the question of how the world will find a way to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050. Facilitator Tamara Sealy with Nutrients for Life provided lots of fascinating information about world food production and sustainability and coached members when they actually played the game at Dalhousie's Agriculture Campus in Truro. The Conference included other presentations on: - debunking nutritional claims about our food by Dr. Joe Schwarcz (McGill University); - the role of insects in agriculture and as an alternative food source by student Holly Fisher and Dr. Paul Manning (Dalhousie Agriculture Campus); - myths about agriculture by Dr. Keltie Jones (Dalhousie Agriculture Campus); - Woodsmen Competition events by the Dalhousie team - opportunities to become involved with provincial Young Farmers associations; and - an introduction to kickboxing by Jennifer McNutt (StudioFit) It was an exciting and busy weekend with opportunities for old friends and new friends to share ideas, activities and lots of laughter. Best of all, members who attended the Conference are now eligible to apply for a $50 micro-grant from Agrium to help fund a Journey 2050 Social Activation Project in their own Club or District! Special thanks goes to returning 4-H volunteer Leader chaperone Janelle Mann from the Freetown 4-H Club for always making the trip memorable. Next year's Conference will be offered to Intermediate Members (ages 12-14 as of January 1, 2018) with more information in the New Year.

RBC Maintains Support of Provincial 4-H Communications Program “RBC Atlantic District is proud to support projects that strive to make our communities the best places to live, work and raise our families they can be,” says Regional Agriculture/ Agribusiness Specialist Janice Tait, based in the RBC Charlottetown offices. As a part of its continued commitment to make a lasting impact through inspired, responsible giving and to build strong partnerships with the local charitable sector, the Atlantic Community Investment Committee of RBC has provided $5,000 to the PEI 4-H Provincial Council in the fifth year of a five-year giving plan. “4-H communications programs set the stage for our youth to be confident and strong in their presentation and public speaking skills; which alumni tell us have lasted them a lifetime!” says 4-H PEI Administrative Director Kelly Mullaly. “The funds received from this generous program go directly to supporting public speaking competitions held each year at the district and provincial levels.” The 4-H PEI Provincial Council will be holding its annual Selections Day; the Provincial speech and demonstration com- Janice Tait; Regional Agriculture/Agribusiness petitions on Saturday, May 27 at the Charlottetown Rural High Specialist with RBC, Ethan MacPhee; Wheatly River 4-H Club Member, and School. More details are available by contacting the Council at: Mary Jane MacPhee; 902-368-4833.

Did you know there are thousands of dollars available to 4-H members for post-secondary education through scholarships managed by 4-H Canada? Just ask Ella Wood, North River 4-H Club member who is studying at Dalhousie University's Agriculture Campus and was the 2016 winner of the John Deere Scholarship. Deadline for applications is May 31 so make sure you apply soon! More info on the 4-H Canada website at:

The Summerville 4-H Club has been busy this year with all sorts of fun projects and activities. All projects are going well and are keeping new and returning members busy. The first activity planned for the year was a skate hosted by 4H at the Cavendish Wellness Center. There was a good turnout and the kids enjoyed the prizes for wearing green. The club hosted a Family Christmas Turkey dinner with all the fixings. The gift exchange was fun because it was a mystery who had a gift for you. The 4H group visited the Riverview Manor and MacKinnon Pines Nursing home to sing Christmas Carols and bring the residents a little Christmas cheer. Afterwards the group met for a Movie night and some delicious treats. In January we made the trip to the Fortune Bridge area for a family sleigh ride. It was chilly but fun because the owners gave us a chance to control the sleigh. Communications night was on March 6 and our club is sending Aislinn McKenna, Allison Nielsen and Skye MacNeil forward to the District Competition. We are looking forward to many more fun activities! The Brooklyn-Heatherdale 4 -H members have been busy starting their projects, sewing, canine finally got underway after several stormy days. We have also started foods, rabbit and beef . All of our members completed their communications aspect of the project in January, good luck to all members at the district level. Our families that participated in the district sleigh ride enjoyed themselves . Our last project meeting the members made a wood working article after the meeting. Our club is making a financial contribution to the East Gen showcase. We will be helping out with King's kitchen as part of our community service aspect of the 4-H year over March Break. Second from right, Muriel Knox, Montague District Council President, recognized for 35 years as a 4-H leader.

Second from right, Jeff Matheson, Montague District Council VP, recognized for 10 years as a 4-H leader.

Upcoming District Events April 29th

1:30pm, Agriculture Awareness Activity: Visit Harmony Meadow Farm Please RSVP to Rebecca by April 21st

May 9th

District Council Meeting

May 23rd 6pm

Batesville Tree Planting Sothern Kings Consolidated School

June 24

District Achievement Day Locations & Details to be confirmed

The Chepstow Little Harbour Club reorganized in October with 39 members, broken down to 12 Cloverbuds, 17 Juniors, 9 Intermediates, and 1 Senior. Our continued goal of having fun while learning has helped our Club to grow by 12 members over last year. For fun activities, Del & Lonnie hosted their 3rd Annual Halloween Party and members decorated and participated in the Souris Christmas Parade, raising Club visibility. Members are in the process of completing the following projects ~ Seasonal Decorations (regional), Canine (regional), Archery (district), Woodworking I & II, Fly Fishing, Small Engines, Rabbit, Turkey, Photography, Exploring 4-H, Horse & Pony, and our newest Create-a-Project, Blacksmithing. While we have not organized any Ag Awareness projects yet, members have had 2 opportunities to complete their Community Service. Many helped lay wreaths at the Souris Legion for the Remembrance Day service and sing Christmas carols for the Second from right, Del Henderson, residents at Colville Manor, Bayview Lodge, and MacIntyre House. Club Communications was held on February 24th with 24 members receiving their Souris District Council President and overall Leader of Chepstow certificates or seals and 7 members moving on to Districts. None of our members have had any travel opportunities due to age restrictions but Del Little/Harbour 4H club, recognized for 5 years as a 4-H leader. was chosen as one of 5 chaperones across Canada to attend the Members Forum in Schomberg, Ontario in November. We will miss our Eastern Specialist, Katie, while she embarks on this new journey of parenthood and look forward to working with her replacement, Rebecca MacPhee, for the next year. The leaders and 13 members of Grand River East are well into their 4-H year with club meetings being held at the beginning of every month. Our Seasonal Cupcakes project is well underway, having decorated cupcakes for the communities annual Halloween and Christmas parties. There are also members participating in the Seasonal Decorations Project and the new District Drawing Project as well as some upcoming Spring Livestock Projects. We held our Communications Night in February where some great speeches were delivered! Members Ava Johnston, Cole Holland, and Rae Matheson will be representing our club at the District Level Communications night. Also in February, Second from the right Melaney Matheson 10 of our members took part in the Souris District Bowling Night where we had a recognized for 20 years as a 4-H Leader. great time getting to share our skills with other clubs! Coming up in May, our club will be completing our Agriculture Awareness by making goat milk soap. Members from the Morell & Area 4-H Club largely attended the super fun district bowling night at the Souris bowling lanes on February 3rd. Everyone had a great time getting to know members from the other clubs and of course bowling and eating pizza!! Communications night was held on February 22nd at the Morell High School. Velda and Olive Crane did a terrific job judging along with Katie MacCormack! Club reps are getting ready for the district communications on March 9th. Morell members had fun at the Souris District skate at the Morell rink on Sunday February 26th. They brought donations to our local food bank. The skate was well attended. Congratulations to Brandon Malone for winning the award for Top Livestock member at the provincial awards banquet on February 11th!!

Welcome! Brandon Malone (Winner of Top 4-H Livestock Award) with Jean Tingley (award sponsor)

Souris 4-H District Council is very excited to welcome Alicia Bruce back to the world of 4-H! Alicia will be representing the District on the Board of Directors.

Wheatley River 4-H members and leaders have had a few busy months. In December we made Christmas gift bags for Rosewood residents. Every member was asked to bring two or more items from a gift list and we had tables covered with baked goods & snacks, playing cards, essential needs like toothbrushes, soap & face cloths, notepads, pens, and Christmas cards for them to use. We put everything in beautifully decorated paper bags tied up with burlap. The gift bags were delivered to the seniors at Rosewood and they were very happy with all of the surprises. In February, we had a communications afternoon at the Milton Hall. Our members did speeches and demonstrations (I did a demo on how to make THE ULTIMATE FLUFFY SLIME!). Hailey Bernard, Grace Turner and Connor and Hannah Waye were all chosen to go to the Area competition. It was a fun communications day. I enjoyed it and everyone did a great job! On Islander Day (February 20) members got together with others from the community to learn how to felt and in March, members learned about lobster fishing (tying knots) and embroidery. FUN projects presented by the community’s senior group.

We had a club skate on March 4th and we invited other 4-H clubs to join us. On March 19 we went on a sleigh ride with just our club. There were 18 of us all slugged on one huge sleigh with two big horses named Trigger and Star! We were all surprised that there was so much snow on the ground. We went through a beautiful trail where we could see the ocean at one point. When we got off we had hot chocolate and cookies in the house. We also got to spend some time sledding on the hill. This fun activity was provided for us from the FCC 4-H Club Grants. Thank You FCC—Respectfully Submitted by Ella MacPherson (Club Reporter)

North River 4-H The North River 4-H Club has 54 members. On the first Wednesday of every month we have a meeting that starts at 7:30pm. The projects that some of our members are taking are: Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goat, Rabbit, Waterfowl, Horse & Pony, The Great Outdoors, Foods, Seasonal Crafts, Wood Working and Exploring 4-H. In November we welcomed Doug MacDonald for a presentation at our meeting about his experience in Afghanistan. We also hosted our annual Roast Beef take-out supper, which our club uses as a major fundraiser each year. Everyone pitched in to help and we sold 580 meals.

In December, we hosted a Christmas Sunday Skate and invited other clubs in the district and the community to join. Our club was well represented at the PEI 4-H Annual Awards Banquet in February. Tom Stewart, our photography leader received Gold Status with the Trust Heart Club Fund and Grace Coles delivered a bilingual toast to the audience. February also included a sleigh ride at the Pott’s Farm. This was open to all club members and their families! North River hosted the Area #2 Rally for Communications. Moving on to the District Competition from our club are: Olivia & Nicole Drake and Rowan & Mina Drake, both with their team demonstrations. Also moving on are Jamie Hughes for Intermediate Public Speaking and Grace Hughes for Senior Public Speaking. To round out March we had 7 members participating at the Easter Beef Show & Sale. Corey Ford won the Champion 4-H Animal and had the Res. Champion for the show. We have been doing some upgrades on the North River club house in Kingston adding new vinyl siding and upgrades to the heating system and parking lot to come in the spring. The spring will also be busy with project meetings and preparations for Achievement Day, which is scheduled for July 3rd in Crapaud. —Respectfully Submitted by Lilly Wood (Club Reporter)

Olivia Lewis (Dunstaffnage 4-H Club) First place in the Dessert Category of the PEIWI Student Cooking Contest.

Ella MacPherson (Wheatley River 4-H Club) Advancing to the Provincial Heritage Fair, representing Gr. 4 students at Central Queens Elementary School.

Clara Jack, Beth Walsh, Aurora Ulvstal & Darrah MacLeod (North River & Dunstaffnage 4-H Clubs) Winners of the KFC U13 Provincial Curling Championships Neleah Lavoie (Cavendish 4-H Club) Advancing to the Canada Wide Science Fair, as one of five 4-H Canada representatives.

Pleasant Valley 4-H Our club has had 2 outings so far this year . One was to the new trampoline park, Off the Wallz, in Slemon Park. The second was a visit to Island Hill Farm. (Report below) 

Katie MacKinnon and Alex Saarloos completed the canine project offered as a project share with the Kensington 4-H Club. A big thanks to Sunnybrook Farm and leader/trainer Kim Carrie for their support.  4-H’ers who are taking scrap booking with Cynthia Frizzle this year are well underway with their projects and they should be complete in March.  The dairy members attended a clinic which helped them get started with the dairy project. Katie MacKinnon and Porter Weeks represented the club at the Area #1 Communications Rally. Both did a great job and Porter will participate at the District Communications Competition in April with his speech “Brothers” Planned club activities for Spring   

Easter basket packing - Good Friday Swim at CARI complex and Burger Love Find Your 4-H Wings— Presentation on BATS

Pleasant Valley members are please to invite other members from the Charlottetown & Summerside District 4-H Clubs to join us for this presentation!

ISLAND HILL FARM - A BARN FULL OF KIDS! On March 22, 2017 the Pleasant Valley 4-H club went on an outing to Island Hill Farm. We were introduced to many of the animals at the farm and learned a lot of interesting facts about the Island Hill Farm family. 

We met an Angora goat named Prince Edward and Flash - a momma bunny (called a doe) with 8 kits (babies).

We met the pot belly pigs – adorable! We learned that you can’t eat pot belly pigs because they are mostly fat, NOT meat.

We also met Gavin, the donkey. They explained that they only have one donkey because if they have two or more at a time, they won’t protect the farm from coyotes etc., they’d only protect themselves.

There were 2 ducks, 1 male and 1 female. Did you know that male ducks are generally more attractive then the females?

The farm had about 10 to 20 chickens, A LOT of hens and 1-2 roosters. 1 hen laid white eggs, the rest laid brown eggs! They told us that chickens may not be able to fly like an eagle but they can still glide.

In the big pen there were 2 alpacas, Dory, the female, and a male. They asked us not to pet Dory because females tend to be crankier the males.

Additionally in the big pen there were around 20 or 30 goats of assorted breeds.

In the milking barn there were 20 female goats ALL PREGNANT! Oh and 1 male. Generally, if a goat has 1 or 2 or 3 babies, the first year, then they have that many EACH YEAR. Olive, one of the goats, has had triplets for 3 years in a row. This is going to be her 4 th set of triplets. The workers can milk six goats at a time in the milking barn usually in about 30 minutes.  There were 2 cats, the male was orange with dark orange stripes and the female was black. They had 3 kittens that were black and super tiny because they were only 1 week old. Here is a fun fact, female cats don’t generally love to be picked up but males enjoy it more and they tend to be friendlier.  Last but not least, we met Corona, a small baby goat who was born at another farm and the mother goat did not take care of her so Island Hill Farm rescued her. She wore a onesie with a dog coat and a leg warmer for a scarf because she is not used to the barn temperature. The outing was fun and educational! A great day at the farm Respectfully Submitted by Alex Sarloos (Club Reporter)

The Millview-Vernon River 4-H Club has been active over the past few months, working on many projects. This year there are a couple of new projects on the go which include the electricity project and seasonal decorations. The club holds meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at the St. Joachims Hall. On January, 21, 2017, the Millview Vernon River 4-H Club visited the 2017 Winter Woodlot tour in Hazel Grove. There were sleigh rides, a maple syrup demonstration, snowshoeing, learning about birds of prey and much more. There was a great club turnout and everyone had a great time!

Roll call at the February meeting was made by each member making a donation for the Red Cross which in turn will be used for relief efforts in Haiti. Members, parents and leaders from the Club were invited to attend the Annual 4-H PEI Awards Banquet, with the fee paid for by the MillviewVernon River 4-H Club. Many of our members and leaders attended the 4-H Banquet at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. We were awarded with 2nd place in the Brookfield Lime Community Activity Award. Alfreda Farish was also presented with a leader certificate for 10 years of volunteering for 4-H. On February 25th our Club held its Club Communications event. We were excited to see our junior, intermediate and senior speakers as well as our junior demonstration team do well at the area competition and earn the right to move on to Districts. Good luck to Abigail Munro, Thomas Whalen, Kiera Visser, and Emma and Marianna Visser as they compete in the next round. -Respectfully Submitted by Kirsten Kouwenberg (Club Reporter)

Club Reporters & Leaders We are working on the next issue of The Link and will be accepting submissions until the end of June. Feel free to send articles, pictures and club news to me in the upcoming months so I can add your 4-H stories to the next newsletter!


The Albany Centennial 4-H Club recently held its Communications event. The following members placed, Junior Speaker: William Keough, 2nd: Jenna Stewart, Intermediate Speaker: Colby Buch, 2nd: Claire Keough, Senior Speaker: Hannah Larsen, 2nd: Brittany Peters, Jr. Double Demo: Sydney Muttart and Anna Jesulaitis, 2nd: Makyia MacGillivary and Brianna MacLean, Jr. Demo: Jessica Larsen, 2nd: Aaleyah MacGillivary. Thank you to Callie Campbell for chairing the event. Also, thank you to our Judges, Jackie Harlow, Jane MacLaurin, MLA Matthew MacKay, Chief Lewie Sutherland, David Haslam and Jeff Campbell. At the recent Provincial Awards Banquet, our club placed 1st for Brookville Lime Community Project award and 2nd for the Women’s Institute Agriculture Awareness Project. Robert Larsen received the Callbeck’s Home Building Top 4-H Member of the Year award. Brenda Larsen received the PEI Women in Agriculture Leader Recognition Award. The Banquet was chaired my club member Johnathan Lauwerijssen. Our February Community Betterment project was visiting the Seniors at the Crapaud Villa. Our Agriculture Project was touring Mid-Isle Farms. Upcoming event for our club will be Roadside Cleanup.

Thursday, April 20 Summerside 4-H District Communications Competition Everyone welcome! Starts at 6:30 p.m. Trinity United Church, 90 Spring St., Summerside

Friday, April 28 Summerside 4-H District Leaders’ Appreciation Banquet 4-H members of the Evangeline 4-H Club participating in an Intergeneration Day at the Evangeline School on March 10th.

Leaders & senior members welcome! Starts at 6:30 p.m. Wellington Legion , 97 Sunset Drive Admission: $10.00 (free for senior members) Must RSVP to Overall Leader by April 18

West Prince 4-H District

Bowling Night! Friday, April 21

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tyne Valley Bowling Ally Free for all Elmsdale & Ellerslie 4-H Club families! West Prince 4-H District

Communications Competition Monday, April 24 Starts at 7:00 p.m. - Ellerslie School Everyone welcome! Members of the Elmsdale 4-H Club enjoying a paint night.

On March 23rd and 24th twelve 4-H members competed at the 66th Annual Easter Beef Show & Sale held at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown. Despite the challenge of a winter storm the night before the 4-H show ran smoothly and all of the members did a fantastic job of showing their animals. Big thanks to all of the 4-H Market Animal Project Leaders for their continued dedication to the 4-H Beef Program and all the members for their hard work and enthusiasm. Also deserving of our gratitude was Nellie Wood of the North River 4-H Club for emceeing the 4-H classes, Dale Black for judging, Earl Cail for being the ring master, and Shelly Ployer for marshaling. Thanks also to the Easter Beef Show and Sale for all of the work and support for the 4-H classes, as well as Les Halliday and Lynda MacSwain for all of their help with this show. SHOWMANSHIP RESULTS: 4-H JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by Charlottetown Vet Clinic and HJV Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Austin Potts of the North River 4-H Club. 4-H INTERMEDIATE SHOWMANSHIP CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by HJV Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Madison Pirch, 2nd place was Daniel Naddy, and 3rd place was Isaac Drake all of this members are from the Millview Vernon River 4-H Club. 4-H SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by Atlantic Beef L-R: Logan Ford & Dale Black. Products, and HJV Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Logan was the Showmanship Champion, Logan Ford of the North River 4-H Club. 2nd the winner of the Green Diamond Calf to Market Class, place was Jory Donovan of the Summerville 4-H and recipient of the Overall Member Award. Club. 3rd place was Emily McKenna of the North River 4-H Club. 4th place was James Worth of the North River 4-H Club. 5th place was Danielle Pollard of the North River 4-H Club. CHAMPION SHOWMANSHIP CLASS: This class were sponsored by Island Petroleum, and the Easter Beef Show & Sale. Recipient of the Glen Cotton Award for overall showmanship champion was Logan Ford of the North River 4-H Club. Reserve showmanship champion was Jory Donovan of the Summerville 4-H Club. AGRO CO-OP ASSOCIATION LTD. AWARD: Awarded to the highest placing 4-H member, exhibiting for the first time. Prize donated by Agro Co-op Association Ltd. Winner was Austin Potts of the North River 4-H Club. 4-H’ER OF THE DAY – THE TOM SANDERSON MEMORIAL AWARD: All of the Market Animal 4-H members voted for the member they felt best exemplified the ideal 4-H member; one who exhibited the qualities of friendliness, courtesy and helpfulness. The prize for this class was donated by McCain Foods, and the perpetual & keeper trophies were donated by daughter Marjorie & family, and the PEI 4-H Trust. Winner of the award was Austin Potts of the North River 4-H Club. JUNIOR MEMBER AWARD: Awarded to the Junior 4-H member (9- 14 years) who has the highest mark when showmanship and conformation marks were added together. The prize for this award donated by the Atlantic Veterinary College Winner of this award was Austin Potts of the North River 4-H Club. SENIOR MEMBER AWARD: Awarded to the Senior 4-H member (15 - 21 years) who has the highest mark when showmanship and conformation marks were added together. The prize for this award donated by the Atlantic Veterinary College Winner of this award was Logan Ford of the North River 4-H Club. OVERALL MEMBER AWARD: Logan Ford of the North River 4-H Club received the Jamie Irving Memorial Keeper Plaque donated by the P.E.I. Easter Beef Show & Sale for being the member with the highest combined marks for showmanship and conformation.

PEI Hereford Breeders Club PEI Shorthorn Association The MacQuarrie Family Easter Beef Show & Sale Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic

PEI 4-H Trust

CONFORMATION CLASSES: LIMOUSIN CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by Agro Co-op Association Ltd. and Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Logan Ford of the North River 4-H Club. 2nd place was Jory Donovan of the Summerville 4-H Club. 3rd place was Alana Worth of the North River 4-H Club. MAINE ANJOU CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by Agro Co-op Association Ltd. and Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Corey Ford of the North River 4-H Club. 2nd place was Austin Potts of the North River 4-H Club. 3rd place was Madison Pirch of the Millview Vernon River 4-H Club. SHORTHORN CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by PEI Shorthorn Assoc. and Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. 1st place was James Worth of the North River 4-H Club.

Top: Corey Ford with his Champion steer and the judge, Dale Black. Bottom: Austin Potts with his Reserve Champion animal.

SIMMENTAL CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by Agro Co-op Association Ltd. and Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Isaac Drake of the Millview Vernon River 4-H Club. ANGUS CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by Metro Home Building Supplies and Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Emily McKenna of the North River 4-H Club. 2nd place was Danielle Pollard of the North River 4-H Club. CHAROLAIS CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Sawyer Acorn of the Grand River East 4-H Club. HEREFORD CLASS: The prizes for this class were donated by the PEI Hereford Breeders Club and Metro Home Building Supplies. 1st place was Daniel Naddy of the Millview Vernon River 4-H Club. THE GREEN DIAMOND 4-H PROJECT CALF TO MARKET CLASS: This class was open to members who have continued with the same animal they exhibited as a 4-H calf last summer. The prizes for this class were donated by Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. 1st place was Logan Ford of the North River 4-H Club. 2nd place was Sawyer Acorn of the Grand River East 4-H Club. 4-H CONFORMATION CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS: The champion prizes for this class were donated by Phillips Agri Services Ltd., Green Diamond Equipment Ltd., and the PEI Cattle Producers, and perpetual trophy was donated in memory of Joe Doyle. The reserve champion prizes for this class were donated by Phillips Agri Service Ltd., and Green Diamond Equipment Ltd., and the reserve champion perpetual and keeper trophies were donated by in memory of Wendell MacQuarrie. Champion 4-H Animal was won by Corey Ford of the North River 4-H Club. Reserve Champion 4-H Animal was won by Austin Potts of the North River 4-H Club.

To make the EastGen 4-H Showcase possible for 4-H members in the Atlantic Region, funds must be raised to help cover the costs of holding the event. The Atlantic Region shares this responsibility with each Province hosting an auction in support of the Showcase on a three-year rotation. The 2017 Auction was hosted by 4-H in in collaboration with Holstein Canada Atlantic All Awards Night. We are very excited to say that we were able to raise $3200! Again, we would like to thank those who made monetary or merchandise donations - the success of the Auction would not have been possible without your support.

Dunstaffnage-Marshfield 4-H Club

Brooklyn Heatherdale 4-H Club

Lot 16 4-H Club

Kensington 4-H Club

North River 4-H Club

This year the EastGen showcase will be held July 14-16 at the Agridome in Truro. This is an event for beef and dairy 4-H members in the Atlantic Provinces. It is open to dairy and beef members who are 13 years of age and older as of January 1 of the current 4-H year. The program includes training and education on showing, judging, preparation, and management, as well as a competitive show. This is an extremely good program to advance your skills. This year registration for the Showcase will be online only. Registration will open on April 1st until May 25th. Following online registration, members will be notified of acceptance and provided with additional paperwork to complete and return to organizers. If members do not receive this paperwork by June 1, please email When registering, members must have the calf registration information, as well as a credit card for payment to the event. The link for Assist Expo is

Please join us in welcoming Rebecca MacPhee, who has joined our team for a one-year term as the Eastern Region 4-H Specialist while Katie MacCormack is on her maternity leave!

We're delighted to announce that Elizabeth Landrigan has joined the 4-H PEI Team in the new role of Office and Communications Coordinator! Elizabeth was raised on a small farm in Sturgeon, PEI. She received her diploma in Marketing and Advertising Management from Holland College and has enjoyed a career in marketing, advertising and customer relations for over 11 years. Elizabeth currently resides in West Covehead with her partner Rob and three beloved kitties. You can reach her at or (902) 368-4833.

Rebecca, an alumna of the Cheptstow-Little Harbour 4-H Club, is a graduate of the Child and Family Studies Program at UPEI. She brings with her a variety of backgrounds, most recently in a Child Care Centre. She will contribute her knowledge of youth and programming to the Eastern Region and says she "looks forward to meeting members, their families, leaders and volunteers to continue to create community within 4-H PEI." You can reach her at or (902) 687-7194.

Our generous corporate supporters:

40 Enman Crescent, Suite 235

(902) 368-4833

The Link - Edition 3, April 2017  
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