100th Anniversary Media Launch
Posted: Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by Manitoba 4-H Council
The launch of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the 4-H program in Canada was held at the 4H Manitoba Council booth during Ag Days at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012. A number of media representatives and spectators were present to hear greetings and well wishes from:
- Rob Black, President, 4-H Canada Council
- Lyle Neis, Director, Aboriginal and Stakeholder Relations, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. – National Sponsor of the 100th Anniversary
- Honourable Ron Kostyshyn – Minister, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (in his first official act as newly appointed Minister) and
- Trevor Carlson – President, 4-H Manitoba Council
Following the speeches, the official launch of the Anniversary celebrations culminated in a race between Minister Kostyshyn and Myles Adamchuk, a member of the Minitonas Mini-Makers 4-H Club. The race was a challenge to assemble 24 picture-covered cubes into a mural promoting the strengths of the 4-H program. Minister Kostyshyn was assisted in his efforts to complete the mural by Emily Paramor from the Neepawa Belles, Beaux, and Builders 4-H Club. Myles was assisted during the race by Lyle Neis from Enbridge. Event emcee Philip Fenez, Past-President of the 4-H Manitoba Council, led the cheering section encouraging the competitors. The race was neck-and-neck, or in this case cube-by-cube, to the very end when Myles and Lyle emerged victorious by finishing their mural two cubes ahead of the Minister and Emily. Upon completion of the contest Philip Fenez declared the promotion and celebration of 4-H’s 100th Anniversary in Canada to be officially underway.
The event was enjoyed by all present and was very successful, due in no small part to assistance from the Ag Days committee, a number of MAFRI staff, and Ag in the Classroom – Manitoba. The 4-H Manitoba Council is very appreciative of their efforts and support in organizing this event.
Minister Kostyshyn and Emily Paramor
Minister Kostyshyn and Myles Adamchuk