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When joining your first club of the year, please remember to bring a completed 2019 Participant Agreement Form and your registration fee of $95.00 to the first meeting. Payment may be made in cash or by cheque payable to "Peel 4-H Association".  All Members must bring a completed 2019 4-H Ontario participant agreement to each meeting one.  

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Vet Adventure Club 2019

Come and join us as we explore the fascinating world of animal science in the Peel Vet Adventure Club. During this project we will look at many of the primary physiological systems of a variety of animals, with a focus on the horse. We will explore veterinary science and how it allows us to better understand animal systems. During meetings we will engage in hands on activities and observe real and virtual procedures. Participants will engage in dissections, work with tools and learn techniques related to veterinary science as they strive to understand the role that animals play in our lives All these will aim to develop a better understanding of how humans support and are supported through caring for healthy and happy animals. We will have the assistance of real Veterinarians, our resident scientist, a FEEL Practitioner (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning) and a local farmer/ cowboy who will support our learning.

Given the complex content of this club participants must be 13 years of age or older.
Participation is limited (first come first serve).
There will be a cost for this club of $50 to cover the cost of trips and materials.

Club Leader Information
1. Sue-Anne Vincze
2. Heather French,
3. Barb Patten
4. Robert Matson

Meeting dates and time:
May 22 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm Humberview SS, Bolton
June 10 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Innis Lake Farms which is located at 14607 Innis Lake Road. 
June 12
June 19
June 22



Let's Go to the Fair

Join as as we craft and create to support our local fairs.  This 4-H club gives members to opportunity to support our local fairs by making projects based on the classes developed y Caledon, Brampton and Bolton Fair.    Completed projects will be entered in the three local fairs as part of the achievement!

Meeting # 1- Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Meeting # 2- June 4, 2019
Meeting # 3- June 18, 2019
Meeting # 4- July 16, 2019
Meeting # 5- August 6, 2019
Meeting #6- August 20, 2019
Achievement:  At  Peel Fairs

Club Leader Information 
1. Brenda Bebbington
2. Lindsay Bebbington
3. Betty Brander 
4. Darlene Downey

Meeting Location:   Cheltenham United Church , 14309 Creditview Road, Cheltenham, On

Meeting Times:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Grow Your Own Garlic

In this project you’ll learn all about varieties of garlic, weed recognition, how to prepare and plant garlic.  
You will explore the business of a commercial crop. Members will plant and harvest garlic, harvest garlic
scapes, make and judge pesto. This Club offers members the opportunity to also participate in Ontario  
4-H’s new entrepreneur program, Farm to Table, where Members will learn business planning and develop 
a new food product using garlic as the main ingredient. (register also for Farm to Table)

Meeting: 1. May 25, 2019, Albion Hills Community Farm, 9 am-11 am             
Meeting: 2. June 22, 2019, Albion Hills Community Farm, 9 am-11 am –harvest scapes, ID weeds
Meeting: 3. July 18, 2019, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 7 pm-9 pm-make and judge pesto, Guest Speaker
Meeting: 4. July 23, Albion Hills Community Farm- harvest scapes
Meeting: 5. September 28, 2019, Albion Hills Community Farm, 11 am-4 pm Honey Garlic Festival-harvest and plant

Contact: Mary Matson  memmerton@hotmail.com  to register
Leaders: Mary Matson, Karen Matson, Heather French

Farm to Table

Welcome to 4-H Ontario’s new entrepreneurs program!  Members will be introduced to local food systems in their community, learn about the principles of growing garlic and create their own small business.  As a group, Members will work together to create a garlic basic product. Their business will launch at the Entrepreneurship Event at the Bolton Fall Fair and 4-H Awards Night.
Meeting activities will include Food Handling and Safety, Guest speakers, Bus tour of local food processors, Judging, Introduction to marketing (designing labels, slogans, marketing plan) and Product reveal.

Meeting 1.  May 25, 2019, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen-Food Handling and Safety-
                 Club Introduction, Election of officers-  lunch provided
Meeting 2. June 3, 2019, 7pm -9pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen-Business planning-Speakers & Judging
Meeting 3  July 24, 2019, 9 am -5 pm Bus Tour-
Meeting 4 August 7, 2019 Palgrave Community Kitchen
Meeting 5  August 10 Tour of Davis Feed, Caledon East
Meeting 6 August 17, 2019, 9 am-1 pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen -Business Concept, Processing, 
                 Logo Design,  Marketing plan
Meeting 5. September 22, 2019, Time TBA, Bolton Fair Grounds-Product Reveal

Contact: Mary Matson  memmerton@hotmail.com   to register
Leaders: Mary Matson, Karen Matson, Heather French, Carol Williams

Peel 4-H Garden Tractor Pulling Club

We have an exciting year planned for our 4-H Garden Tractor Pull club.  There will be lots of hands on learning during our many field trips.  We are still confirming the details for our field trips.  
We will have a day where we can test and tune our tractor and pull as many times as we would like !

 If you are interested in joining our garden tractor pull club, please email
Heather French by March 1st  

Club Leaders:  Tom & Heather French      Youth Leader:  Nicole French

Meeting #1  March 9th, 2019   Field Trip to Toronto Motorama Custom car and Motorsport Expo @ Toronto International Centre

Meeting #2  April (exact date to be confirmed)   Farm Safety  @Green Tractors Nobleton  

Meeting #3  May 5th   OTTPA Test and Tune Day @ Bolton Fairgrounds

Meeting #4  June 8th   Garden Tractor Pull   @ Caledon Fairgrounds

Meeting #5  June 28th  41st Annual Bolton Truck & Tractor Pull
                                   -Community Service Project Day-Promote 4-H@Bolton Fairgrounds

Meeting #6  July 20th-Bolton Fairgrounds-Tractor Pull against the Stoneboat Pullers. 12:30 pm
Meeting #7  August- (date to be confirmed)  @Ed Stewart’s Farm Equipment field trip

Achievement Day September 21st , 2019  Bolton Fair Garden Tractor Pull  @Bolton Fair

4-H ‘Art Club’   Photography & a World of Art

Leaders:  Heather French and Dan Kolb
To register: Reply to hfrench00@hotmail.com
Members must bring a completed 4-H Ontario participant agreement.  

To explore and have some fun with various forms of art, including photography, sketching, acrylic painting, art gallery visit, alcohol ink art and culminating in a club project.  
Meeting 1:  Alcohol Inks: Special Guest:  Goldie Millar
Date: Wednesday February 20, 2019 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: the Albion Bolton Community Centre 
Meeting 2:  Photography – Special Guest:  Domenic Maggi, Photographer 
Date: Sunday March 10th,  10:00-11:30
Location:  President Building- Bolton Fairgrounds 
Meeting 3:  Acrylic Painting: Special Guest – Palgrave Art Studio 
Date: TBD Location:  At Palgrave Art Studio 
Meeting 4:  Art Gallery Visit (we are looking in to a tour and activity at the McMichael Gallery)
Meeting 5: Sketching and Cartoon Drawing 
Meeting 6: Tie Dying T-shirt  Date: August 28, 2019
Location:  Albion Bolton Community Centre Room D

Achievement Day:  
Saturday, September 21st.  Bolton Fall Fair- a booth will be offered for 2 hours to teach fair goers how to draw farm animals – especially cows (as it goes with this year’s fall fair theme).  Educational Display Board will be displayed as well.

Cloverbud Program

Peel 4-H Association is pleased to announce that we will be offering a Cloverbud Program in 2019.  
It will be starting in February/March 2019. 
The Cloverbud program is an opportunity for youth ages 6–8  (as of Dec 31st of the previous year) to learn about all facets of 4-H Ontario projects. It is a hands-on, activity-based program that covers a wide variety of topics, including agriculture, food, crafts, lifeskills, environment and science. By participating in the Cloverbud program, participants are able to get a taste for the topics covered in 4-H projects while developing an understanding of 4-H values.

The program will run 1-2 times per month.  We are currently looking for feedback as to the best date (weeknight, weekend), and interest for both members and volunteers.  The annual membership fee of youth participating in the Cloverbud program will be $95.00.  

Contact Darlene Downey at dardowney@hotmail.com if you are interested.  Please share this email to anyone who you think would like to get involved with the Cloverbud program.

Cake Decorating Club

Ready to explore your creativity with icing? Not to mention testing your product's deliciousness? Well we have the club for you! Members will develop their skills by icing cookies and cupcakes, experimenting with cake decorating tips and exploring different icing techniques.  A cake extravaganza may even be in the agenda. Meetings will be held once every or every other month. Post secondary schedules will  try to be accommodated. The first meeting will be held Friday December 21, 2018 at the Palgrave United Church. There will be a $10 fee that will include a 'starter " icing kit. Leaders are Mary Matson and Brian Emmerton. If you wish to sign up or have any questions regarding the club, please contact Mary at memmerton@hotmail.com.

Please note that if this is your first club for the 2019 Peel 4-H year, then you should come to the first meeting prepared to pay your 2019 4-H Ontario membership fee of $95.00.  Payment can be made by cash or cheque.   Cheques must be made payable to the "Peel 4-H Association".

Members must also bring a completed 4-H Ontario participant agreement. 

Sat. Feb 23  -   9- 11 am. at Palgrave United Church
Sat. April 20  - 9- 11 am. at Palgrave United Church
Sat. April 27  - 9- 11 am. at Palgrave United Church
Sat. May 4  -   9- 11 am. at Palgrave United Church
Sat. May 11  - afternoon at Palgrave United Church   

Rabbit Hopping Club 

Hop into the 4-H Rabbit Club 

Meeting # 1- May 23, 2019  6:30-8:30 pm- Rabbit Farm Visit & Introduction to Rabbit Hopping -
Laurel Spring Farms 14491 Dixie Road, Caledon   *BRING A FRIEND TO 4-H* 
Meeting # 2- May 26, 2019   9:30am- Rabbit/Cavy Show - Schomberg Fair
Meeting # 3-  July 4, 2019  6:30 pm- Judging Competition- Brampton Fairgrounds 
Meeting # 4- July 24-6:30 pm  Rabbit Jumping-Presidents Building- Bolton Fairgrounds
Meeting # 5- August 9- 6:30pm - Midnight Madness- Downtown Bolton Tim Hortons
Meeting #6-August 17- 10:30 am-Bolton Home Hardware
Meeting #7- September 22 –1:30pm -Rabbit Hopping Demonstration-Bolton Fair Grounds 

Club Leader Information 
1. Lindsay Bebbington
2. Heather French
3. Tom French
4. Danette Woodworth 

If you are interested in jumping into this hopping good club, please email Heather French  hfrench00@hotmail.com

If this is your first club for the 2019 Peel 4-H year, then you should come to the first meeting prepared to pay your 2019 membership fee of $95.00.   Payment can be made by cash or cheque.  Cheques must be made payable to "Peel 4-H Association".  Members must also bring a completed 4-H Ontario participant agreement. 

Peel Beef Club

We are bringing back the beef club to Peel!  

The first meeting of the Peel 4-H Beef Club will be held
 If you have any questions, regarding the Peel Beef Club, please contact
Claire Johnston -  claire_johnston@hotmail.com.

If this is your first club for 2019, members should come to the first meeting prepared to pay their 2019 membership fee of $95.00.  
Payment can be made by cash or cheque.   Cheques must be made payable to "Peel 4-H Association".  
Members must also bring a completed 2019 4-H Ontario participant agreement.  

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

Club Leader Information
1. Clare Johnston
2.  Roy Westlake

Seed Mosaics

An introduction to Ontario's field crops with an artistic component.  
Members in this club will explore to the use of seeds and grains to
create a seed mosaic. 

Club Leader Information:

1. Lindsay Bebbington
2. Brenda Bebbington
3. Darlene Downey
4. Betty Brander 

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

Location - Cheltenham United Church, 14309 Creditview Road, Caledon, ON
except on June 13th and that meeting will take place at
*Downey's Farm Market, 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon

Time: 7pm -9 pm

  • Meeting 1 - May 7
  • Meeting 2 - May 30
  • Meeting 3 - June 13*  
  • Meeting 4 - July 11
  • Meeting 5 - July 25
  • Meeting 6 - August 15 

If you wish to join this club or any have any questions regarding
the club content, please contact Darlene Downey at 
dardowney@hotmail.com.                                                                                                                                                                        < Return to Top >                                                                                                                                                                                              < Return to Top >


Bolton 4-H Dairy Club

The Peel 4-H dairy clubs provide the members an opportunity to learn all facets of dairy farming.  Members will work with their project animals and learn general care, judging, and showing.  Achievement program is held at the Bolton Fall Fair.  Each member must have or borrow a project animal to participate in in the dairy club.  Please contact one of the leaders for additional information or any assistance in obtaining a project animal.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1:   Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 7:00 pm,  Quality Holsteins. (8400 Huntington Road), Woodbridge, ON   
  • Meeting 2:  
  • Meeting 3:  
  • Meeting 4:  Thursday July 4, - Peel 4-H Judging Competition at Brampton Fair Grounds
  • Meeting 5:   
  • Meeting 6:  
  • Achievement Day:  Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Bolton Fall Fair

Club Leader Information

  1. Sandra Cation
  2. Claire Johnston-claire_johnston@hotmail.com
  3. Dan Kolb
  4. Ben Morgan

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Brampton 4-H Dairy Club

Hello Peel 4-Hers!
It is that time of year again, time for the Brampton Dairy club to start!  Your leaders (Lindsay Bebbington, Geoff Carberry, Peter Christie, Brian Cleave, Doug Dixon & Carol Ruta) are excited for the 2019 season to get underway. 
See below for the meeting dates and times - some locations will be determined at the first meeting.    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the leaders.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1:  Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00 pm  at the Christie Farm, 180 Old School Road, Caledon
  • Meeting 2:   - 7:00-9:00 pm-  May 28th @ Jamie Laidlaw’s
    Meeting 3:   - 7:00-9:00 pm-   June 24th @ Mellow’s – Clipping - joint meeting with Bolton Club
  • Meeting 4:  July 4   4-H Judging Competition at the Brampton Fairgrounds
  • Meeting 5:   7:00-9:00 pm- August 7th @ Carberry’s – Showmanship – take your calf
    Meeting 6:   7:00-9:00 pm- 
  • Achievement Day:  Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Brampton Fall Fair  
    Bolton Fair – September 21st


Club Leader Information

1. Lindsay Bebbington
2. Geoff Carberry
3. Peter Christie
4. Brian Cleave
5. Doug Dixon
6. Carol Ruta   

As a reminder you must attend a minimum of 4/6 meetings to complete your club. You also must attend a Judging Competition - if you attend a Judging Competition in another 4-H Association you must let me know so that I can get the scores. Lastly, if you want to be eligible to make the Royal Team you must also Show at Bolton Fall Fair on September 21

Please remember that you must register your 4-H Project in AssistExpo by . https://www.assistexpo.ca/4-hontario 


If you are aged 14 - 21 you also have the opportunity to attend the EastGen Challenge with your fellow Peel 4-Hers. Registration closes on June 1st. If you have any questions please let me know (we will also talk about this at our next meeting). You can register at this link, we are the East Challenge in Markham on  http://www.eastgen.ca/i?lang=en&page=youthprograms 


If you have not already paid your 2019 Peel 4-H Membership Fee and handed in your forms you MUST bring them to the next meeting on May 29th or you will not be eligible for shows beyond our local achievement day. 
EastGen is dedicated to the future of our dairy industry. EastGen has unparalleled commitment to youth programs like 4-H, Dairy Edge, Dairy $ense, EastGen Challenges, Eastgen Showcases, local shows and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
AssistExpo - 4-H Ontario
Welcome to AssistExpo for your online entries. The AssistExpo software is used by agricultural shows to manage their entries. Use this site to make your entries; it's simple, secure and quick to complete.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             < Return to Top >

Want to join a club, but aren't a 4-H Member or Volunteer?

Join Now!

Become a Member: For only $95.00 from October 31st, 2019 - November 1st, 2020, you may join as many different 4-H clubs as you wish. Please email Brenda Bebbington or call 905-877-8692 for further information.

Become a Volunteer: 

  1. Fill out a Volunteer Application Form at www.4-hontario.ca.
  2. Provide a current, original Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Search included).
  3. Complete an interview and reference check through your local Volunteer Recruitment and Screening Committee. Contact your local Association for this.
  4. Attend a 4-H Ontario New Volunteer Training Session.  Check your Leadership in Action to view 4-H Ontario Volunteer Training Dates.
  5.  Volunteer Candidates who are planning to become a Club Leader are required to attend a 4-H Ontario New Leader Training Session as well.

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