4-H Prize Book

4-H CLUBS

 A Long Tradition of Youth & Fairs

WHAT IS 4-H?
4-H is one of Canada’s longest running youth organizations for young people between the ages of 9 and 21. 4-H is a grassroots organization of leaders building leaders. 4-H emphasizes the importance of looking at the big picture; that youth need to see beyond themselves and focus on how their actions affect their relationships, their community, the environment and society as a whole. This belief is reflected in the 4-H pledge, said at the beginning of every 4-H meeting and event. The 4-H pledge encourages a balanced lifestyle (intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual), and reminds participants to aim to be a good friend, mentor, community member and citizen.

4-H is based on a "Learn To Do By Doing" philosophy. Members and volunteer leaders come together to create a 4-H club, where members learn about a selected topic through hands-on activities and mentorship. 4-H gives youth opportunities to learn new things through a dedicated group of volunteer leaders. 4-H youth learn the skills needed to contribute to making this a better world. Many of them go on to become leaders in their communities.

4-H PLEDGE

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking,

my Heart to greater loyalty,

my Hands to larger service and

my Health to better living

for my club, my community and my country.


WEST NIAGARA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

TRICIA VAUGHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are available to current members of Niagara 4-H who have completed at least six projects and are going on to attend a recognized post-secondary education program with a minimum duration of 12 weeks.

Applicants may reapply in subsequent years, if they meet the requirements, but may only win a scholarship once in their 4-H career.
There will be three (3) scholarships awarded annually. The amount of these scholarships will be $1500; $1000; and $750. All other qualified applicants will receive $100.
Please visit  the programs page on this website for more detailed information OR call our office (905)309-9939


This year at the Fair the following 4-H events are taking place.

4-H EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS

RULES:

1. Open to 4-H Clubs in the Region of Niagara who placed their exhibits at 4-H Achievement programs since Sep 1, 2016.

2. Each club may place only one exhibit at any Fair in any one year.

3. Exhibitors may be from any 4-H project since Sep 1, 2016.

4. No entry fee is required.

5. Club name shall be used in the display.

6. Display should be set up by club members.

7. Exhibits will be evaluated and given ribbons for Groups A, B and C. Each club will receive $15.00 for entering. The best overall exhibit will receive an additional $5.00.

8. All exhibits are to be set up in the designated area by 9 pm on Wednesday before fair. Table space for each display (3’ x 4’) will be available. Exhibits must remain on display until 4 pm on Sunday and removed immediately thereafter.

9. The West Niagara Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.


4-H ACHIEVEMENT – PROJECTS
NIAGARA 4-H BATTER UP CLUB
Leaders: Lori Mann and Kathryn Hunter
Achievement Project
Prizes: 1st $5 2nd $4 3rd $3 All other entries $1 Sponsored by THE CHECHALK FAMILY

Class        Description

1               Pizza

2               4" Fruit Pie

3              Favorite cookie (3)

4              Cupcake/cake decorated for Canada’s 150th birthday

Baked goods will be judged on taste and appearance. Each class will be judged in three age groups:

Novice (1st year members only; ages 9-11)
Junior – 12 to 14
Senior – 15 to 21

NIAGARA 4-H SCRAPBOOK CLUB
Leaders: Ann Marie Chechalk, Deana DeBoer and Sarah Meindersma
Achievement Project
Prizes: 1st $5 2nd $4 3rd $3 All other entries $1 Sponsored by THE CHECHALK FAMILY

Class    Description
1           Special Project – Mini Scrapbook
2           Scrapbook – 3 pages
3            Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! - ‘Happy Birthday Canada!’ Party Invitation
4            Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! - Canada Seed Art

Each class will be judged in three age groups:
Novice (1st year members only; ages 9-11)
Junior – 12 to 14
Senior – 15 to 21

NIAGARA 4-H EXPLORE 4-H CLUB
Leaders: Ann Marie Chechalk, Sarah Meindersma, Andrew Chechalk
Achievement Project
Prizes: 1st $5 2nd $4 3rd $3 All other entries $1 Sponsored by THE CHECHALK FAMILY

Class   Description
1          Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Wooden Canada Wall Art
2          Survival Time Capsule

Each class will be judged in three age groups:
Novice (1st year members only; ages 9-11)
Junior – 12 to 14
Senior – 15 to 21

NIAGARA 4-H MINI HORSE 4-H CLUB/CRAFT PROJECT
Leaders: Sandra Gibson and Ray Campigotto
Achievement Project
Prizes: 1st $5 2nd $4 3rd $3 All other entries $1 Sponsored by THE CHECHALK FAMILY

Class    Description
1           Decorated Candles.

Each class will be judged in three age groups:
Novice (1st year members only; ages 9-11)
Junior – 12 to 14
Senior – 15 to 21

NIAGARA 4-H 150th ANNIVERSARY GARDEN CLUB PROJECT
Leaders: AnnMarie Chechalk, Andrew Chechalk
Achievement Project
Prizes: 1st $5 2nd $4 3rd $3 All other entries $1 Sponsored by THE CHECHALK FAMILY

Class    Description
1           Wooden planter decorated with red and white plants.

Each class will be judged in three age groups:
Novice (1st year members only; ages 9-11)
Junior – 12 to 14
Senior – 15 to 21


4-H ACHIEVEMENT DAYS – LIVESTOCK CLUBS
Entry to the Fairgrounds is complementary for 4-H Club exhibitors and leaders, only on show day, with presentation of valid 2017 4-H Ontario ID card, and to the driver of livestock trailer. All other passengers must pay regular admission.

4-H GOAT CLUB ACHIEVEMENT
Friday, September 8 - 9:00 am (previous to Goat Show) Lowden Pavilion
Leaders: Ann Marie Chechalk, Mary Dove, Andrew Chechalk, Linda Lindsay
Prize money: 1st - $20, 2nd - $17, All other entries - $15
Obstacle Course – Ribbons and Grand Champion Prize

To show in the Yearling Class or Dam and Daughter Class, members must have been in the Goat Club in 2016 and shown these goats previously.

Class   Description
1           Novice Goat Showperson
2           Junior Goat Showperson
3           Intermediate Goat Showperson
4           Senior Goat Showperson
5          Grand Champion Goat Showperson
6          Dairy Kid Conformation
7          Meat Kid Conformation
8          AOB Conformation
9          Grand Champion Conformation
10        Dairy Yearling Conformation
11        Meat Yearling Conformation
12        AOB Yearling Conformation
13        Dam and Daughter Conformation (there will be no prize money for this class)
14        Novice Obstacle (there will be no prize money for this class, prizes will be awarded to winners of each class)
15       Junior Obstacle
16       Intermediate Obstacle
17       Senior Obstacle

4-H LINCOLN DAIRY CALF CLUB ACHIEVEMENT
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 3:00 pm Richardson Agricultural Hall
Leaders: Kim Wiebe, Kat Wiebe, Christine Armstrong, Mary Dove, Colton Oughtred, Brad Fledderus
Prize money: 1st - $20, 2nd - $17, all other entries - $15

Class   Description - age is before January 1st of this year
1         Novice Showmanship (first year in 4-H)
2         Junior Showmanship (age 10 – 13)
3         Intermediate Showmanship (age 14 – 16)
4        Senior Showmanship (age 17 – 21)
5        Grand Champion Dairy Calf Showperson
6        Junior Calf – Mar 01/17 to May 31/17
7        Intermediate Calf – Dec 01/16 to Feb 28/17
8        Senior Calf – Sep 01/16 – Nov 30/16
9        Summer Yearling – Jun 01/16 – Aug 31/16
10      Junior Yearling – Mar 01/16 – May 31/16
11      Grand Champion Calf

NIAGARA 4-H RABBIT CLUB ACHIEVEMENT
Friday, September 8, 2017 4:00 pm Richardson Agricultural Hall
Leader: Lori Mann, Kathryn Hunter
Prize money: 1st - $20, 2nd - $17, 3rd - $15

Class   Description
1         Conformation of all Rabbits
2         Novice Showmanship
3         Junior Showmanship
4        Senior Showmanship
5        Grand Champion Showperson

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GRAND CHAMPIONSHOWPERSON FROM NORTH NIAGARA
Friday, September 8, 2017 – 5:00 pm Richardson Agricultural Hall
Between miniature horses, dairy, beef, rabbits & goats. Entrants must participate during their achievement to qualify for the grand championship final.
Winner to receive trophy donated by FRANKIE'S GOATS and Fine-Line Woodwork and Design Inc.
and a $25 gift certificate from LOWDEN’S FEED & SUPPLY, Smithville

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4-H INTER-COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOWS

4-H & YOUTH HORSE SHOW
4-H & YOUTH MINIATURE HORSE SHOW
Friday, September 8, 2017 – 11:00 am SHARP Outside riding ring directly behind Livestock Building
Committee Contact: Annette VanMarrum (905)386-6518

RULES:
1. All Youth (non 4-H member) exhibitors must pay the Junior Exhibitor Fee of $5.
2. Absolutely no hard treatment to any horse at anytime will be tolerated or exhibitor will be disqualified.
3. Neither the West Niagara Agricultural Society nor the Niagara 4-H Club will be responsible for any accidents, lost, damage or theft.
4. Proper attire is required, whether English or Western.
5. Judges decision is final.
6. The Committee reserves the right to alter or change classes.
7. 4-H classes are rated at ability of rider:
Senior & Intermediate: walk, jog, lope
Junior: walk, jog only
Novice: lead-line only
8. Exhibitors can only enter classes suited for them, all day.

Prizes: 1st$6 2nd$5 3rd$4 4th$3 5th$2 6th$1
Class Description
1 Showmanship – Senior
2 Showmanship – Junior
3 Showmanship – Novice
4 Showmanship – Senior Miniature
5 Showmanship – Junior Miniature
6 Western/English Pleasure
7 Walk/Jog
8 Senior – Horsemanship
9 Junior – Horsemanship
10 Novice – Horsemanship

Lunch Break

12 Trail – Senior
13 Trail – Junior
14 Obstacle – Miniature
15 Jumping
17 Barrels Leadline Novice
18 Barrels Walk/Jog Junior
19 Barrels Senior
20 Phonebook Leadline
21 Phonebook Junior
22 Phonebook Senior

4-H INTER-COUNTY DAIRY CALF SHOW
Richardson Agricultural Hall
Saturday, September 9 - 11:00 am
Contact: niagara4-h@hotmail.com, or chechalk@talkwireless.ca
Free admission day of show to 4H exhibitors, 4H leaders (with presentation of current 4H membership card) and livestock trailer driver. All other passengers must pay regular admission.

RULES:
1. Exhibitors must be members of a 4-H Calf Club organized in 2017 and show their 2017 4-H project calf.
2. Entries to be received by August 15, 2017.
3. All exhibits must be on the grounds by 8 am. 4-H exhibitors will receive a meal, courtesy of the West Niagara Agricultural Society.
4. The Society will not be responsible for any loss, damage or accident to any person or property on the grounds during the Fair.
5. All animals must meet health standards of the Fair.
6. The Committee reserves the right to adjust classes according of the entries received.
7. Classes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 judged on a group basis.

Prize money: Group A - $20, Group B - $17, Group C - $15
Class 12 – 1st $20 2nd $16 3rd $14 4th $12, all others $10
Class Description - age is before January 1st of this year
1 Novice Showperson, open to 4-H members (age 9-11 years)
2 Junior Showperson, open to 4-H members (age 12-14 years)
3 Intermediate Showperson, open to 4-H members (age 15-17 years)
4 Senior Showperson, open to 4-H members (age 18-21 years)
5 Grand Champion Showperson, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion receive rosettes
6 Junior Heifer, born Mar 1/17 – May 31/17
7 Intermediate Heifer, born Dec 1/16 - Feb 29/17
8 Senior Heifer, born Sept 1/16 - Nov 30/16
9 Summer Yearling, born Jun 1/16 – Aug 31/16
10 Junior Yearling, born Mar 1/16 – May 31/16
11 Grand Champion Calf, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion receive rosettes
12 Group of four calves, must be from the same 4-H club and be entered by the club leader. Limited to one entry per club.
SPECIALS
FREUREHAVEN FARMS AWARD (Gerald Freure and Sons, R.R.#3, Wellandport) to the Grand Champion Calf
GRASSIEDALE HOLSTEINS Award (John McDougall and Family, Grassie) to the Grand Champion Showperson
• NELLO ROMAGNOLI AUCTION SERVICES, Smithville, to the top Group of Four Calves

HERDSMAN COMPETITION
Saturday, September 9 - (Dairy)
Open to all 4-H Clubs entered in the Inter-county Show. Judging will take place from 11 am until the conclusion of the show. Prizes: 1st $20 2nd $16 3rd $14 plus a special Rosette all presented by West Niagara Agricultural Society to the winning Club.   

General appearance & eye appeal   20
Club name & 4-H exhibit cards         15
Courtesy of attendants                        15
Neatness                                                      20 
Grooming of animals                                10
General information about 4-H          20
Total points                                               100


 For more information or to enter: Click here to go to Scholarship page

*** Entry deadline is Aug 15th 2017 ***


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