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  • Writer's pictureAaryn Lynham

Mountain View Events Grant 2018: University of Calgary 4-H

About

Founded in 2017, the University of Calgary 4-H club is a group of 4-H Alberta alumni who are pursuing post-secondary education in Calgary. Members volunteer their expertise to Calgary Region clubs by providing communications workshops and judges. UC 4-H offers grant opportunities to 4-H Alberta clubs that support varied initiatives, positively impacting members.


The 2018 Mountain View Events Grant, presented by UC 4-H and Debora Rice-Salomons, owner of Mountain View Events Ltd. , was the club's first grant for 4-H Alberta clubs. Four levels of awards were given to clubs across the province. Twenty-five applications were received from clubs that outlined events that aimed to positively impact club members and develop life-long skills. Applications asked that club members articulate how 4-H is preparing them for their future careers or post-secondary aspirations.

Project Overview

Acting as the club's Communications Advisor from September 2018 - March 2019, I facilitated the grant process closely. I set up a Google Form to receive applications after designing the grant structure. I also served on the blind application review committee to ultimately choose the four successful applicant clubs. I designed and disseminated all social media communications using Hootsuite and Canva, following 4-H Canada brand standards.


Following this announcement, I acted as liaison between UC 4-H and the four recipient clubs to coordinate cheque presentations at Regional meetings in March 2019. I forwarded the news release to each Club Reporter and the announcement was covered in local media.

 

NEWS RELEASE


University of Calgary 4-H presents 2018 Mountain View Events Ltd. grants to four 4-H Alberta clubs to support special events


CALGARY, February 15, 2019 - The University of Calgary (UC) 4-H club, partnering with Mountain View Events Ltd., is presenting four grants to 4-H Alberta clubs. More than 25 applicants submitted event proposals that aim to positively impact club members and develop life-long skills.


"We are thrilled to present the first, of hopefully many more, grants that support 4-H Alberta clubs." says Wylie Pietsch, President of UC 4-H, "As alumni of the program, we are committed to giving bak to the community that invested in us when we were members. 4-H continues to serve us well." UC 4-H and Mountain View Events Ltd. are proud to announce recipients of the 2018 grants.


The Foothills Sheep and Multi club of Vulcan, Alta. will receive $500 for their Club to Club Exchange in Summer 2019. The event takes 10 members and two chaperones to the Maritime provinces to spend a week experiencing 4-H across Canada. The club then hosts members in return to showcase 4-H in Alberta. The funds will provide a true Calgary Stampede experience for the Nova Scotian 4-Hers.


The Morrin Multi 4-H club of Morrin, Alta. will receive $300 to host motivational speaker Chris Koch who will share his story "If I Can..." with club members, leaders and the larger community. Koch talks about not letting disabilities or mental hinderances stand in the way of reaching one's goals. Koch was raised in Nanton, Alta. and was born without arms or legs. Learn more at www.ifican.ca


The Myrnam 4-H Beef and Multi club of Myrnam, Alta. will receive $250 to host their first ever 4-H first aid course for 15 members and three Cleaver Kids. The Western Institute of Emergency Education will facilitate a full day Heart and Stroke Foundation First Aid and CPR certification course. As 4-Hers find themselves often in dangerous situations involving large animals or farm equipment, the club wants to teach its members how to prioritize safety and respond to emergencies.


The Three Hills 4-H Wranglers of Three Hills, Alta. will receive $150 to plan a year-long event series highlighting the four H's (Head, Heart, Hands and Health). Members will plan and attend activities to develop team-building skills and friendships including: a locked room (head); a horse-drawn sleigh ride (heart); yoga (health); and, a craft (hands).


To learn more about UC 4-H and its initiatives, follow @ucalgary4h across social media.


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About UC 4-H

Founded in 2017, University of Calgary 4-H is a group of 4-H Alberta alumni who are pursuing post-secondary education in Calgary. Members volunteer their expertise to Calgary Region clubs by providing communications workshops and judges. UC 4-H offers grant opportunities to 4-H Alberta clubs that support varied initiatives, impacting members. Follow @ucalgary4h across social media.


About 4-H Alberta

4-H Alberta is a leading youth organization committed to developing outstanding leaders with indispensable sills to succeed in today's society. Through the efforts of a dedicated provincial network, 4-H Alberta offers programs, trips awards and scholarships for members, volunteer leaders and families.


CONTACT

Aaryn Lynham

Communications Advisor

University of Calgary 4-H

(403) 519.1119

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