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June 4, 2017

Three members and two volunteers from the Algoma 4-H Association attended the Region 1 Discovery Day on June 3, 2017 in Massey, ON. Discovery Days are an opportunity for children ages 6-12 to experience the kinds of opportunities 4-H has to offer, meet new friends from across their region, and have a lot of fun! Participants decorated t-shirts, played games, made a craft, did a science experiment, learned the basics of judging in 4-H, and tried out the Go For The Gold trivia game. It was an action-packed day, and everyone from our association who attended enjoyed the experience.


May 28, 2017

Today Algoma 4-H Association held our Judging Day and Go For The Gold at Laird Township Hall. The afternoon opened with a round of "Get to Know You BINGO", followed by an introduction to judging from volunteer Christine O'Reilly. None of the 4-H members had ever judged in competition before, so the focus for this novice group was on learning and fun. Participants judged classes of banana muffins, hiking boots, potatoes, flowers, toques, and cookies. After a snack (which included the cookies), volunteer Neirdre Powis-Clement lead participants in a Go For The Gold trivia game. Pictures from the day can be viewed here.

"It was awesome when we did Go For The Gold." - Kayleigh, age 10

"I liked judging muffins and hiking shoes." - Addisyn, age 9

A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers who brought classes to judge. We would also like to thank Karen Belanger & the Algoma Dairy Producers, and the Office of the Mayor of Sault Ste Marie for donating prizes.


May 14, 2017

Algoma 4-H made the Sault Star! You can read the article here


April 6, 2017

Members share what they learned in The Maple Syrup Project:

"It takes 40 litres of sap to make 1 litre of syrup." - Lauren, age 13

"It smells like bacon." - Taya, age 11

"A small part of Canada and America make maple syrup for the entire world" - Mikayla, age 12


4-H is an organization of leaders building leaders. At the beginning of every 4-H meeting the pledge is said: "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."

There are lots of different topics to choose from like: agriculture, animals, arts and crafts, foods, machines, sports, drama, marketing and more! Right now my club is doing wearable art. We make art that we can wear like headbands, jewellery, and t-shirts.

by Lauren, age 12