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September 2018

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4-H members played a lot of fun games at the South 4-H Summer Camp. photo by Jodi Schellenberg

4-H Saskatchewan Lottery Winners Announced The winning tickets for the 22nd Annual 4-H Saskatchewan Lottery were drawn on August 22, 2018 at the Provincial 4-H Office in Saskatoon.

is proud to support 4-H Saskatchewan in building the next generation of young agricultural and community leaders.

The 4-H Lottery is an annual fundraiser for the 4-H program in Saskatchewan, with all the proceeds directly supporting the 4-H movement in our province.

Rebecca Mayerle of Tisdale won the Clubhouse Shed, built by the woodworking students at A.E. Peacock Collegiate, with building supplies donated by Yara Belle Plaine Inc. Yara has been a proud supporter of 4-H Saskatchewan since 1996 when the 4-H lottery was first started.

This year, there were 6,940 tickets sold and the lottery raised $37,500, with 40 per cent helping with provincial programming and opportunities, while the 60 per cent going directly back to the clubs and District 4-H Councils, which participated by selling the lottery tickets. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners: Calvin Hall of Alida won the Kubota RTV 500, donated by Kubota Canada and participating Saskatchewan dealers. Kubota is a new partner of 4-H Saskatchewan, generously donating a grand prize item to the lottery. With the motto is “For Earth, For Life”, Kubota is focused on initiatives which develop communities to build a better tomorrow that starts at home. Kubota

Their generous support includes supplying all necessary building materials for the construction of the playhouse, as well as covering other associated lottery costs.

Thank you to Peavey Mart Moose Jaw for providing display space. Other prize winners included: • Two round trip tickets donated by WestJest – Rick Heidinger of Arcola. • iPad Pro 128 GB donated by Cooperative Hail Insurance – Marsha Warken of Assiniboia; • Two $500 gift cards donated by Peavey Industries Ltd. – Grace Alexander of Weyburn and Brent Seffern of Kerrobert; • Two - $500 advertising certificates donated by The Western Producer – Shauna Benning of Weyburn and Bonny Chupik of Canora; • HP Laptop donated by Staples – Sara Kirby of Scout Lake.

4-H Saskatchewan Events & Opportunities Journey 2050 and Farmer 2050

The year 2050 is a key moment in time - the world’s population is projected to be 2 billion more than today. Food production needs are expected to rise by at least 60 per cent resulting in increased pressure on agricultural land, habitats and communities. Agrium has created two apps, available on Google Play and iTunes, to help teach youth about these challenges.

Farmer 2050 Agrium worked with community partners around the world to launch Farmers 2050 – a new version of the Journey 2050 farm simulation game that allows for ongoing game playing at home – and it’s available for download to your mobile device right now. Farmers 2050’s interactions include more commodities, exposure to careers, unique learning moments, videos of real farm practices and much more. There are educational messages incorporated to ensure players understand the importance of feeding the world while balancing economic, social and environmental factors.

Journey 2050 Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. The students experience the lives of three farm families in Kenya, India, and Canada and learn the role of best management practices in feeding the world, reducing environmental impacts and in improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care and community infrastructure. Both apps are available on iTunes and Google Play or through their website.

Apply For Saskatchewan YAC! By Kody Farrow Do you have a passion for 4-H? Do you want to travel across the country? Do you want to meet incredible people from all walks of life? Do you want to represent your province on the national level? Then consider applying for the 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Committee! The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is made up of one member from each province across the country, and assists 4-H Canada in areas such as programs, policies, conferences, communications, and marketing. You will be placed in one of four working groups, and work with your other YAC members and 4-H Canada staff to deliver programs for our members. Through my experience with YAC, I’ve gotten to be a part of several 4-H Canada programs and policies, travelled to Ottawa and Toronto for conferences, met 4-Hers from across the country, and even met the Prime Minister! YACs are chosen for a two-year term, with a possibility of a third year extension. If you’re over 18 years old and a current or former Saskatchewan 4-H member, you’re eligible! If you have any questions or hesitations about applying for YAC, please do not hesitate to email me at Being the 4-H Saskatchewan YAC member has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I encourage everyone to apply! Applications for the YAC position can be found on the 4-H Saskatchewan website. Deadline to apply is December 1. You must be 18-25 years old and have at least two years of experience as a 4-H member.

“Being the Youth Advisory Committee member for Saskatchewan has allowed me to travel across the country, develop as a person, meet some incredible people, and represent Saskatchewan on the national level.”

Leader and Member Training Opportunities This year, Leaderama will be a one-day event in two locations. Come out to North Battleford or Weyburn on December 1 to gain new motivation, new ideas and new inspiration to take back to your club. Join us to learn more on a variety of topics, including 4-H 101, Dealing With Difficult Situations and more! This year, the Member Stream is back at to Leaderama, which will cover topics more relevant to youth, including Conflict Management and Transitioning to Your Future (which includes the exciting Don’t Lose Your Dinosaur discussion!) Our theme this year is Communications & Community Engagement, so be ready for some themed activities and ice breakers. We will also have a special guest speaker

from Bridges Mental Health and Share Fair will be back both for members and leaders - where you will have the opportunity to speak and share with others about topics important to you! The registration fee is $40 for current 4-H members and leaders and $50 for non-4-H’ers. This includes lunch, coffee breaks and all sessions. Since this is only a one-day event, hotels are not included, but a block of hotels will be available for you to book at either location at your own cost. The registration deadline is November 16. You can find the registration forms online on the event page or contact your Regional 4-H Specialist for more information!

4-H Science Day Join other 4-H’ers this fall in Saskatoon to learn about science! During your time at the university, you will have a tour of the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility to learn about the dairy industry, visit the Feeding the World Interpretive Centre, learn about science and technology, participate in some hands-on science experiments and more! Registration forms can be found on the 4-H Saskatchewan website, on the Event calendar. Registration deadline is September 21, 2018

Who: Recommended for ages 9-15, but all ages welcome! When: October 5, 2018 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: In Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan Cost: $20, which includes lunch For more information please call us 306-933-7727 or check out the website

Staff Challenges This year, we will have social media challenges every two months for 4-H members to take part in! Make sure to pay attention to the 4-H Saskatchewan Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as somedays there might be random challenges popping up. Make sure to compete, as there will be prizes for individuals and clubs!

September/October Ag Month

November/December Giving Back

January/February Find Out More About 4-H

Ocotber is Ag Month, so we want you to share your 4-H food story this month! It can be a recipe you’ve made, showing us where your food comes from and more. Make sure to share on social media using the hashtag #my4hskfoodstory and #ourfoodhasastory.

With the holidays fast approaching, these months are the time of giving! Show us how your club gives back to your community. You can volunteer for those in need, make a donation to the food bank and more. Share on social media using the hashtag #4hskholidayspirit.

Test your knowledge about 4-H! We will be having random Q & A sessions on social media these months! Whoever comments with the correct answer to each 4-H question will be entered in to win a prize. These will be random, so be sure to follow the 4-H Saskatchewan social media pages!

March/April Introduce someone new to 4-H

May/June Springing To Achievment

We want to see how you are introducing your friends and family to 4-H! Show us your unique way of sharing 4-H with the world. This could be anything from a presentation or skit to a special recruitment tool. Share on social media using the hashtag #4hskintroduction.

It’s spring and with the new season comes Achievement Days! We want to see what your club does at Achievement Day, from showing cattle to presenting a display. Share your stories and videos on social media, using the hashtag #4hskachievementday.

Don’t forget to check the Monthly Update and social media for other special challenges! Some months may have some exciting opportunities for your club to get involved, such as Ag Month in October.

Record Book Competition Don’t forget to send your book in for the Regional Record Book Competitions! Clubs are invited to submit two members’ record books from each age category to their regional competition and only one book from each member may be submitted. Books must be from the previous 4-H year and all competitors must have been a registered member in the 2017/18 4-H year. Books can be dropped off or mailed to your Regional 4-H Specialist. Please indicate if your book should be mailed back to you or if you will pick it up when submi�ng it. Deadline to submit record books is December 1, 2018. Late entries may not be accepted. The top record books in each regional competition will be sent on to the Provincial Record Book Competition and will be displayed at AGM. Any questions about the competition can be directed to your Regional 4-H Specialist!

Recognize Your Outstanding 4-H Leader! 4-H Saskatchewan Hall of Fame

National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award

The 4-H Saskatchewan Hall of Fame was created in 1985, to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the 4-H program in Saskatchewan in a volunteer capacity.

Everyday heroes like our volunteer leaders can and do change the world! 4-H Canada wants you recognize a hero by nominating your 4-H leader for the National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award This is an opportunity for 4-H members to show their appreciation for our outstanding leaders across the country.

Hall of Fame inductees will be invited to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council Annual General Meeting banquet in March 2019 in Saskatoon and be formally inducted. To be eligible for this recognition, recipients must have made an outstanding volunteer contribution to 4-H (not including in the capacity of a paid staff person); served the 4-H movement for at least 15 years for past leaders and 30 years for current leaders. Preference is given to those who have served beyond the club level. Nominations may originate with a club, District 4-H Council or the Saskatchewan 4-H Council or 4-H individual and must be approved by the district. Nomination forms can be downloaded on the 4-H website under Resources or call the Provincial 4-H Office at 306-9337727 to have one mailed or ask your regional specialist at your district meeting. The nomination form must be received by the Provincial 4-H Office by December 31, 2018.

Nominations open: September 10, 2018 Deadline to nominate: November 30, 2018 The selection of provincial winners and an overall national winner are based on two 4-H member references, club involvement, community involvement, length of involvement, and how much the members have learned and developed as a result of the leader’s efforts. The winning leader from every province will receive a $100 cash prize, as well as $100 towards a pizza party for their club. They will also have the opportunity to be chosen as 4-H Canada’s National Volunteer Leader of the Year. The winning national volunteer will receive a prize package of a $1000 cash prize and a trip to the 2019 4-H Canada Leadership Summit in Saskatoon in January 2019. Visit for more information.

November 5 to 11 is

4-H SASKATCHEWAN CLUB WEEK Clubs across the province will showcase their 4-H pride and put their 4-H spirit on display. Join this province-wide celebration of 4-H by building awareness of 4-H in your community and make sure to #showyour4hcolours on November 7 – National 4-H Day! The Sustainability Initiative is back: This year, our goal is to collect 200 bags of clothing to support the Saskatchewan Association of Community Living. To collect clothing, you could host a door-to-door drive, set up a clothing drive donation area in a local store or host an event, where people get in free or for a discount with a clothing donation! Once you have your donations, take them to a drop-off location. Make sure to contact the Provincial Office to report how many bags your club collected!Make sure to contact your regional 4-H specialist or the Provincial Office to report how much your club raised! Join our movement, help us support those in need and showcase the ability of 4-H’ers to do good in their communities.

Come join us at

We will be at the Canadian Western Agribition November 19-24. There will be the 4-H Saskatchewan booth, located in the International Trade Centre. Come visit us to learn more about 4-H, talk to the 4-H staff, win cool swag or to just hang out. If you would like to volunteer to help out at the booth, be sure to contact the 4-H office at 306933-7727 and let us know! We are excited to see you all there!

Trips and Conferences To apply for these unique opportunities, you can find the applications on our website or by contacting the 4-H Saskatchewan office. The deadline is December 1, 2017 for these conferences!

U.S. National 4-H Conference

National Citizenship Congress

April 6-11, 2019 Washington, DC. USA

April 30 - May 5, 2019 Ottawa, Ont.

The U.S. Conference allows Canadian 4-H members to gain a better understanding of 4-H in the U.S., share information about 4-H Canada, and participate in an entirely youth-led conference! Develop leadership skills, build new friendships, and return home with a greater sense of the 4-H movement. To apply you must be a current 4-H’er who will be 16 by the departure date.

This flagship 4-H Canada program, first developed in 1972, unites 4-H members from across the country. Delegates develop debating and public speaking skills, as well as a new knowledge and pride for their country through various activities focused on governance, parliamentary procedure and politics! To apply you must be a current 4-H’er who will be 16 by the departure date.

Club to Club Exchanges Club to Club Exchanges are all about meeting new 4-H’ers from across the country! You and your 4-H club will be matched with a club elsewhere in Canada, and together you’ll learn about each other, your communities, other provinces, and all of Canada. If you don’t have enough 4-H members in your club, join up with another club from your district or region! Cost is $150 per member. Applications open in September 4, 2018 and close January 14, 2019. Apply for 4-H Canada’s Club to Club Exchanges at

Show Your 4-H Colours Day on November 7 Celebrate your 4-H roots, make a positive impact in your community and show the world what 4-H means to you! November is 4-H month and across Canada 4-H’ers love to show their 4-H pride all month long. The first Wednesday of November is the day to make a big splash – of green that is! National 4-H Day in Canada – or Show Your 4-H Colours as it is best known – is your chance to wear green, celebrate 4-H and share what 4-H means to you as a member, volunteer leader, alumni or supporter, all while having tons of fun. Wear green, take selfies and share your 4-H pride with the world using the hashtag #ShowYour4HColours

4-H Canada Events & Opportunities Show Your 4-H Colours Day

Celebrate your 4-H roots and the positive impact you are making in your community this November 7, 2018 on Show Your 4-H Colours Day! There are several ways to get involved – wear green, share pictures online using the #ShowYour4HColours hashtag and submit your 4-H story on for a chance to show the world what 4-H means to you.

2019 4-H Canada Leadership Summit 4-H Saskatchewan is co-hosting the 2019 Leadership Summit, which will be held in Saskatoon on January 29 to February 2, 2019! This professional development opportunity provides a stimulating and engaging forum for learning, sharing experiences, and contributing to the growing 4-H movement. Programming is organized into relevant focus areas and streams—with participants selecting daily sessions to attend based on their educational needs and personal development goals. 4-H leaders, board members and staff from across Canada will be attending. Limited space will be available for Saskatchewan leaders, but we will be looking for volunteers in the coming months!

4-H Canada Opportunities FCC Club Fund

Distinguished Alumni Award

What could your club do with $500? The FCC 4-H Club Fund is back! Through the generosity of Farm Credit Canada, $110,000 is available in grants of up to $500 for eligible 4-H clubs, districts and regions across Canada. You can use those funds towards programs, exchanges, and more. Visit to learn more and apply today! Applications close October 31, 2018.

4-H Canada is looking for outstanding 4-H alumni who live the 4-H pledge – every day, and in every way. The new 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award will recognize the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of 4-H alumni, who have achieved success in a field related to the 4-H Canada Leadership Development Pillars. The recipient will be chosen based on personal accomplishments, being a role model of 4-H values, deomonstrated committment to supporting youth and/or active mentoring of youth and 4-H experience and its role in helping the individual succeed. Recognize a true leader today by nominating them for the Distinguished Alumni Award today at https://4-h-canada. ca/awards. Nominations close October 1.

Hands To Larger Service Hands to Larger Service is all about improving the world around you. Why not be a Youth Service Leader next summer? Apply today! Applications open September 4, 2018 and close January 14, 2019. Learn more and submit your application at

First Generation Scholarship Are you the first in your immediate family to go to college or university? 4-H Canada can help you meet your academic and career goals.In partnership with The Coca-Cola Foundation, we are offering up to 150 “first-generation” scholarships – valued at $1,000 each – to eligible 4-H members who are entering, or currently enrolled in, post-secondary or graduate studies. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

4-H Canada Science Fair Do you have an awesome idea to make a difference in the world around you? Why not bring that idea to life by turning it into a science fair project with the 4-H Canada Science Fair! With the help of 4-H Canada, you’ll be able to explore any topic of your choosing for your chance to present your project at the 4-H Canada Science Fair in Nova Scotia in February. Winners will receive the ultimate prize of competing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May. The 4-H Canada Science Fair is open to 4-H’ers in grade 7 to 12. Get in on the fun and register your science fair project by January 16 at

Regional Updates North West Region

North East Region

Meet Your Board of Directors

Meet Your Board of Directors

Cameron Choquette is a project leader with the Toon Town 4-H Club (District # 22).

Tracy Fitzsimmons is a project leader in the Viscount 4-H Beef Club (District #21).

Clint Panter is the general leader of the Big River Multiple 4-H Club (District #33).

Tara Malinowski is a general leader in the Wishart Multiple 4-H Club (District #20).

Annaleigh LeBruno is a project leader with the Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club (District #22).

Leslie Penner is a project leader in the Melfort Trailblazers Light Horse Club (District #27).

Meet Your Advisory Council

Meet Your Advisory Council

Doug Sroka is a member in the Madstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club (District #35).

Freya Kinash is a member in the Wishart Multiple 4-H Club (District #20)

Fall District Meeting Dates

Fall District Meeting Dates

Please email to let the office know when your fall District Meeting date is.

Each club should send two adult and two member representatives to their fall meeting. AGM delegates are chosen and district business is discussed at fall meetings. Please report your district meeting date to your Regional 4-H Specialist.

These are the known dates: • District 22 – Oct.19, 2018, 7 p.m. at the 4-H office • District 24 – Nov. 4, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Toner Residence • District 36 – Nov. 16, 2018, 7 p.m., TBD Reminder that all clubs need to send two (2) adult and two (2) member representatives to your district meetings.

Meet the 18-year-old Member Delegates to the Board Emily Letendre is a member with the Spruce Home Multiple 4-H Club (District #32). Brett Rumpel is a member of the Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club (District #37).

Regional Event Rotation • •

NE Regional Public Speaking- hosted by District 27 NE Regional Curling- hosted by District 20

South West Region

South East Region

Meet Your Board of Directors

Meet Your Board of Directors

Stan Figley is a project leader with the Kyle Multiple 4-H Club (District #40).

Glenn Gress is the general leader of the Browning 4-H Multiple Club (District #1).

Nora Schock is a project leader with the Maple Creek Multiple 4-H Club (District #10).

Darren Fisk is the general leader os the Fairmede 4-H Beef Club (District #5).

Alvin Palitza is a project leader with the Abbey- Lacer 4-H Beef Club (District #11).

Tammy Rumpel is the general leader of the Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club (District #37).

Meet Your Advisory Council

2019 SE Host Rotation

Adriana Simpson is a member with the Kyle Multiple 4-H Club (District #40).

District #5 will be responsible for hosting 2019 Regional 4-H Public Speaking and District #7 will host 2019 Regional 4-H Curling. How to Host handbooks will be available at Fall District meetings.

Workshops Please call in and talk with Kaitlyn about having a Record Book or Judging workshop for your Club or District!

Fall District Meeting Dates Each club should send two adult and two member representatives to their fall meeting. AGM delegates are chosen and district business is discussed at fall meetings. Please report your district meeting date to your Regional 4-H Specialist.

Fall District Meeting Dates Each club should send two adult and two member representatives to their fall meeting. AGM delegates are chosen and district business is discussed at fall meetings. Please report your district meeting date to your Regional 4-H Specialist.

4-H Saskatchewan Ambassadors North East

North West

South East

South West

Members • Kyle Kirzinger • Rebecca Fitzsimmons • Caitlin Fox Leaders • Florence Frazer • Trena Hoffus-Preston • Charlene Fox

Members • Brooklyn Trask • Summer Norman • Emma Panter Leaders • Stacey Zerebeski • Nicole Panter • Jody Freimark

Members • Kati Culbertson • Hunter Tataryn • Shastyna Chambers Leaders • Brandice Petterson • Cherilyn Gress • Brenda Zalys

Members • Meghan Kerr • Erin Casey • Lacey Bauer Leaders • Stacey Hawkins • Chelsea Siemens

4-H Saskatchewan is a project-based youth organization dedicated to the growth and development of our members, leaders, volunteers, and staff through our motto:

Learn To Do By Doing

Board of Directors The role of the Board of Directors is to set direction and policy of the 4-H program. They contribute to defining the organization’s Mission, Vision and Core Values and governing their fulfillment.


Glenn Gress Clint Panter Cameron Choquette

NORTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES Cameron Choquette Annaleigh LeBruno Clint Panter

306-327-8460 (C) 306-237-4377 (H) 306-469-7763 (H)

Tracy Fitzsimmons Tara Malinowski Leslie Penner

306-255-2751 (H) 306-576-2003 (H) 306-873-5425 (H)

Stan Figley Alvin Pawlitza Nora Schock

306-375-2775 (H) 306-689-2597 (H) 306-662-2951 (H)

Darren Fisk Glenn Gress Tammy Rumpel

306-435-2055 (H) 306-487-3279 (H) 306-731-2429 (H)

Emily Letendre Brett Rumpel

306-930-2543 (C) 306-731-2429 (C)


Provincial 4-H Office The provincial office is made up of a dynamic staff team ready to serve our new and existing members, leaders and clubs throughout the province. The provincial office staff is happy to be of assistance, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


Phone: (306) 933-7727 Fax: (306) 933-7730 E-mail:


Address: 3830 Thatcher Avenue Saskatoon, SK. S7R 1A5 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Closed on holidays


COMMUNICATIONS Jodi Schellenberg


Karrie Watson


Shirley Wensley


Sandi Sirois

(306) 933-7729 (306) 933-6961 (306) 933-7728





306-946-3237 (W)

(306) 933-7727


(306) 933-7731


Alvin Pawlitza

306-689-2597 (H)

Tara Malinowski

306-576-2003 (H)

Youth Advisory Council REGIONAL 4-H SPECIALISTS Each region has a Regional 4-H Specialist available to support the members, leaders, and clubs in that region. Contact your Regional 4-H Specialist with questions, or if you require support. They are also happy to help with club start-ups, and offer workshops for clubs.

The Youth Advisory Council brings the opinions, ideas, and voice of youth 4-H members to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council.

REGIONAL MEMBER ADVISORS Coming soon NW Doug Sroka NE Freya Kinash Coming soon SW Adrianna Simpson Coming soon SE Shea Tripp Coming soon CANADIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE Kody Farrow

306-254-2717 (H)

Emily Letendre Brett Rumpel

306-930-2543 (C) 306-731-2429 (C)


Contact your Regional Representatives if you would like to share your opinions, suggestions, or concerns relating to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council’s policy, programming or direction.

Calendar of 4-H Events Science Day

Oct. 5


Show Your 4-H Colours Day

Nov. 7


Club Week

Nov. 5-11


4-H Canada Member’s Forum

Nov. 7-11

Toronto, ON


Dec. 1


4-H Canada Leadership Summit

Jan. 30 - Feb. 2


Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference

Feb. 2-3


Provincial 4-H Curling

Feb. 15-17

Ski Day AGM

Deadlines Science Day Registration

Sept. 21

4-H Canada First Generation Scholarship

Oct. 31

4-H Canada - FCC Club Fund Application

Oct. 31

Club Registration

Nov. 15

Leaderama Registration

Nov. 16

National Volunteer Leader of the Year Nomination

Nov. 30


Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference Application

Dec. 1

March 2

Four locations

4-H Travel Applications (CitSem/US)

Dec. 1

March 23-24


Volunteer Screening

Dec. 15 Dec. 16

US National 4-H Conference

April 6-11

Washington, DC

Find your 4-H Wings Applicaiton

Provincial Public Speaking

April 13


4-H Saskatchewan Hall of Fame Application

Dec. 31

Young Horse Clinic (tenative)

May 4


AGM Resolution

Dec. 31

Careers on the Grow Application

Jan. 15

Club to Club Exchange Application

Jan. 15

4-H Canada Science Fair Virtual Round Application

Jan. 16

AGM Registration

Feb. 1

Hands to Larger Service Application 4-H Saskatchewan Scholarship 4-H Canada Scholarship

Mar. 16 Apr. 1 May 31

Other Events Agribition 2018 November 19-24 Regina

4-H Saskatchewan



September 2018 Monthly Update  
September 2018 Monthly Update