4-H celebrates 100 years of business in Canada in 2013 by unveiling a new logo and announcing Enbridge Pipelines Inc. as the new national sponsor for its anniversary celebrations.
“We are very excited to officially announce 2013 as the centennial year of 4-H in Canada,” says 4-H Canada Chief Executive Officer Mike Nowosad. “The 4-H program in Canada is as vibrant as ever, and we are looking forward to coming back in two years as part of our anniversary celebrations.”
4-H began in Roland, Manitoba in 1913 and is one of Canada’s longest running and most respected youth organizations. It has been teaching Canadian youth to “Learn to Do by Doing” by providing a safe and hands-on learning environment.
For its 100th anniversary, 4-H unveils a new centennial logo created from an online contest. 4-H members, leaders, and alumni submitted conceptual ideas and a selection committee to help create the 100th Anniversary logo design.
“As 4-H approaches 2013, the excitement levels continue to grow,” says 4-H Canadian Council President Rob Black. “It is not very often you get to celebrate your 100th Anniversary, and we have every intention to make this the biggest and best celebration we can dream of.”
“Enbridge is proud to partner with 4-H Canada and has committed $260,000 to support their centennial celebrations,” says Enbridge Vice-President of Public and Government Affairs D’Arcy Levesque. “Enbridge shares 4-H’s commitment to youth and we see how important the next generation is in helping to build, sustain and grow vibrant communities. We believe that by giving youth the opportunity to participate in character-building programs, and by focusing on their skills, talents and sense of community 4-H helps them achieve their full potential.”
“We couldn’t be happier to have Enbridge onboard and taking part in this historic celebration,” explains Nowosad. “Enbridge is extremely active in communities across Canada, including those communities with a prominent 4-H presence. It is a very good fit as we celebrate in communities across Canada.”
4-H representatives setup “4-H Heroes” booth at the Victoria Pavilion within Calgary Stampede. The booth lets 4-H alumni tell their story and register as alumnus.
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