This year’s Shuswap 4-H Achievement Day was the club’s biggest in its 15-plus years of running.
Achievement Day is an opportunity for 4-H members to show what they have learned on their 4-H projects and get feedback from the leaders on what can be improved. This gives members a great chance to learn the correct ways to present their projects at upcoming fairs.
This year’s Achievement Day was held June 3 at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds where many different projects were on display. There were horses, cows, sheep, goats, cavies, rabbits, dogs, fibre arts, photography and cloverbud projects.
Most members practised their showing and presentation skills, and many of the Shuswap 4-H members are preparing for the upcoming fair season. The main fairs the club will be going to are the Salmon Arm Fall Fair and the Barriere Agriculture Expo. Some members will be attending other fairs too. All these projects and more will be at most of the fairs.
This is the first year poultry is not a project of the Shuswap 4-H Club and has not been at fairs for a few years now. This is due to the bird flu. This is very sad for some of our club members who cannot have any poultry projects right now. Hopefully, in the future, chickens will once again be a regular project.
During the Achievement Day, there were some special activities some of the members and projects got to do. The horse members braided their horses’ hair and prepped their horses for riding. The goat and sheep members did an agility course with their animals which consisted of weaving between poles, walking through water and standing on a block. At the end of the day, many club members played games while preparing to go home.
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