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Calgary Stampede’s 4-H on Parade Celebrates Youth in Agriculture in Alberta

Calgary – Approximately 520 4-H members aged 9 to 20 from across southern 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 1 – 3, 2018. The popular event sees 4-H members bring their horses, steers, dogs, sheep, cakes, artwork, archery expertise and a whole lot of excitement to Stampede Park.

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. To cap off the weekend, there will be more than 60 items available through a silent auction as well as the sheep and steer sale on Sunday, June 3, with charity project proceeds going to various local charities.

All activities will take place in the Nutrien 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 520 4-H Members from 37 clubs coming to 4-H on Parade.
2. There are two different kinds of canine competitions – showmanship and agility.
3. The Calgary 4-H Region includes clubs from the area stretching approximately 150 kilometers in any direction from Calgary; as well as Calgary-based clubs.
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