Twenty-four 4-H members took part in 4-H’s first-ever Virtual 4-H Judging Clinic, held on October 3-4, using virtual technologies.
In Saturday’s morning session, participants worked through a judging workshop and learned what judging is all about. A highlight of the morning session was when members had to find an impromptu judging class in their own homes! Household items that were judged including blankets, paints, chocolate bars, mugs, magnets and more!
In the afternoon, 13 competitive participants attended an information session where they learned how to use the online judging platforms, in order to judge the following online classes: Beef, Light Horse, Swine and Yellow Peas.
Viterra representative Jeff Danielson gave a very informative in-person presentation about judging the Yellow Peas class. Other judges viewed the classes online and provided organizers with placings and cuts for their classes, though they did attend the virtual event. Class judges included: Carla Borsa (Beef); Emily Letendre (Light Horse) and Rebecca Longworth (Swine).
On Sunday all competitive participants were given a timeslot to present their oral reasons virtually with Oral Reasons Judge Kim McLean, who then provided feedback to each of the members on how to improve their oral reasons presentation skills.
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Thank you to our title sponsor:
October, 2020 – Saskatoon - Western Canada’s largest grocery retailer, Save-On-Foods, is partnering with the 4-H programs in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to help connect young leaders of tomorrow with 4-H youth clubs in hundreds of communities.
4-H Saskatchewan has 169 clubs across the province with more than 3,000 members.
"We are very excited, alongs with our 4-H colleagues across BC, Alberta, and Manitoba, to welcome Save On Foods to our 4-H Family. We look forward to all of the possibilities this partnership brings to help facilitate the engagement and empowerment of youth members," said Cera Youngson, executive director of 4-H Saskatchewan. "Save-On-Foods is committed to supporting local businesses, farmers, and ranchers, and together, we are dedicated to growing the next generation of business and community leaders."
Darrell Jones, Save-On-Foods President, couldn’t agree more.
"Save-On-Foods is pleased to partner with 4-H Saskatchewan - we feel like this finishes our story! Having invested in rural communities for over 100 years, we certainly recognize the importance of supporting youth development in these communities, and in agriculture," Jones said. "We also recognize the value the 4-H program has for urban youth, and we are proud to be a part of the expansion of the program into urban centres through the support of our stores."
Save-On-Foods will support 4-H communities in Saskatchewan through a variety of funding, engagement, and activation opportunities throughout the duration of their partnership.
"We look forward to working with Save-on-Foods and investing in the future leaders of tomorrow, while strengthening our communities in the process. 4-H Saskatchewan is very proud of this generous partnership with Save-On-Foods that will give back to communities across Saskatchewan," Youngson added.
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Save-On-Foods is committed to Going the Extra Mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood by carrying more than 2,500 locally-made products from more than 2,000 local growers and producers, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years. Save-On-Foods, its supplier partners, team members and generous customers have donated more than $30 million to children’s hospitals and contribute $3 million in donations to food banks across Western Canada each year.
About 4-H Saskatchewan
4-H Saskatchewan is a project-based youth organization. Since 1917, 4-H Saskatchewan has been providing programming for our provinces' youth, encouraging them to use their head, heart, hands and health for the betterment of their clubs, communities, country and the world. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our members, leaders, volunteers, and staff through our motto “Learn to Do by Doing.”
For more information, contact:
(604) 888-2079, extension 2200
To request an interview with a 4-H member or leader, please contact: