Calgary – More than 520 young 4-H members from across Alberta are set to gather at Stampede Park for Western Canada’s largest annual 4-H gathering. 4-H on Parade, presented by Cervus Equipment, takes place June 2–4, 2017. The popular event sees 4-H members bring their horses, steers, dogs, sheep, cakes, artwork, archery equipment and a whole lot of excitement to Stampede Park, and this year’s activities include a celebration of 4-H Alberta’s 100 anniversary.
Open to the public with complimentary admission, guests can expect to see horse, steer, sheep and heifer shows; skill demonstrations; welding; photography and other life skills projects; sheep trimming; showmanship and agility dog trials; and a drum circle. To cap off the weekend, there will be a sheep and steer sale on Sunday, June 4, with proceeds going to charity.
All activities will take place in the Agrium Western Event Centre, the Agriculture Barn and the Victoria Pavilion on Stampede Park. For more information about 4-H on Parade visit: http://ag.calgarystampede.com.
Five Facts about 4-H on Parade presented by Cervus Equipment:
1. There are 524 4-H Members from 41 clubs coming to 4-H on Parade.
2. There are two different kinds of canine competitions – showmanship and agility.
3. On Saturday night 4-H members will come together in a giant drum circle.
4. The 4-H members support charities through the charity steer auction, charity lamb raffle and life skills silent auction.
5. Admission to 4-H on Parade is complimentary and open to the public!
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
See more at calgarystampede.com