Press Release - G. MURRAY AND EDNA FORBES FOUNDATION FUND GRANT RECEIVED BY 4-H SASKATCHEWAN
Saskatoon, Sask.- 4-H Saskatchewan gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, which is a public foundation serving the people of South Saskatchewan.
The SSCF builds permanently endowed charitable funds for the changing need and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations and qualified donees in Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education and Scholarships, Environment, Health, Social Services, Spiritual, and Sports and Recreation sectors.
“This grant will help us reduce barriers to our membership wanting to attend our Leadership Conference this year,” said Cera Youngson, Executive Director of 4-H Saskatchewan. “We greatly appreciate the support of the G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.”
The 4-H Saskatchewan Leadership Conference will be held in Regina on December 7-8. 4-H members and leaders from across the province will be in attendance, to learn about topics such as conflict management, preparing for the future, working in teams and leadership.
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Science was the passion of many 4-H members this fall.
On October 11, about 40 4-H’ers from across the province came together at the Saskatchewan Science Centre in Regina for 4-H Science Day.
The day started with a short presentation on upcoming events and opportunities, followed by some games led by Kalynne Martin and Melodi Hawkesford-Lee. The members then broke into two groups for activities.
One activity had the 4-H members head to the basement of the science centre, where they learned about lasers, what they are used for and how they work. They then had the opportunity to build their own laser maze, using mirrors. The second activity was around how electricity and circuits work. The members then put together their own circuit houses to light up.
The participants enjoyed a chicken finger lunch, provided by Skye Bistro, and had the opportunity to try out some of the interesting science activities in the outdoor playground. After lunch, the members broke into four groups, to work on making jujube and toothpick towers. They learned a little about engineering and strong shapes, so help them build the tallest and strongest tower possible.
Once the towers were all tested, the 4-H members broke into four groups, based on age, and toured the science centre, with the help of the 4-H adult volunteers. They had the opportunity to try many of the hands-on activities offered, as well as answer some science-related questions on a 4-H scavenger hunt questionnaire.
Following their tour of the science centre, the members all headed home, excited to bring their love of science to their clubs.
The inaugural Provincial-wide Archery Shoot, hosted by the Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club, was held on July 27 at the Thunderhead Outdoor Archery Range.
Twenty-five 4-H members registered in the five, 10 and 15 metre competitive shoot, as well as the fun shoot aspect of the event. All of the members were able to participate in 20-three arrow ends, with a lunch break after the first 10 ends.
The weather for the event was a perfect semi overcast day – for an outdoor shoot this was ideal! There were prizes for the top thee competitors in each distance category, as well as participant package for all members who attended. 4-H Saskatchewan sends a big thank you to the Cabela Canada’s Outdoor Fund for being the title sponsor of the event. Another huge thank you goes out to the Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club for organizing the first event of its kind in our province.
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