PNE 4-H Festival
August 16 – 19, 2014
Honoring the 100th Anniversary of 4-H in British Columbia is something that the PNE is proud to be a part of. Having celebrated this milestone ourselves a few short years ago we understand the pride and accomplishment that comes with reaching 100 years!
The theme of The Fair’s BC 4-H 100th Celebration is Generations of Youth in Agriculture
Prizebook packages have been mailed! Clubs who have been attending The Fair in recent years have all been sent a full prizebook package to the A leader as registered with BC 4-H. The remaining clubs have all been sent a letter with information on how to receive a prizebook if they are planning to attend The Fair in 2014.
Key leaders of each district will be mailed a book specific to member and district related activities.
New and Notable in 2014
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary we will be kicking off the Festival by honoring the generations of families that have formed lasting legacies in the 4-H organization. The Opening Ceremonies in the Agrodome on August 16 will honor many of these families. If you know of a family with a long standing legacy in 4-H we want to hear about it! Please send us information on anyone you think we need to include in our presentation of Generations of Family through 100 years of 4-H. Emails can be sent to email@example.com
Championship buckles are back!! Ever popular in 2010 during the PNE 100th Anniversary, we are bringing back the championship buckles for this special occasion.
Also back from the 2010 Fair will be the Alumni show! We had such fun watching past 4-H members young and
old(er) team up with a current member and their project to show us that they’ve still got what it takes. Champion senior showmanship winners are the judges creating another twist all together. The show will take place over two nights with different projects showing each evening on Saturday and Sunday. Registration details and show schedules will be posted in April.
Please check out the newsletter posted below for more exciting information on this year’s Festival
Opportunities to help promote 4-H and volunteerism
A common question staff at the PNE get after 4-H leaves on Tuesday is why the barns are so empty and where have all the kids gone? Since this is a big year for 4-H we would like to showcase the program for the entire 15 days of our Fair but in order to do this we need the help of clubs and members after the 4-H Festival has come to a close.
The plan is to changeover a section of the barns into a 4-H display that looks similar to what it looks like while the 4-H Festival is going on. We would like to have one club from each section leave their stall decorations to be moved for this display and have animals remain onsite (under the care of PNE staff as our display animals are) to hold over the 4-H displays for the remainder of the Fair.
In conjunction with this we are offering an opportunity for members to gain recognized volunteer hours by returning to the Fair after the Festival closes to do a part day of ‘stall duty’ (mostly talking to the public and being present in the display area) and enjoy the rest of the day at the Fair. Please keep your eyes open for more information on this opportunity or email firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your assistance in promoting 4-H for three times as long as we normally do!
2014 4-H Auction
The 4-H Livestock Auction is the culmination of the year for members showing a market animal. Premium raised beef, pork, lamb, goat and rabbit are auctioned off with proceeds going to help fund member’s future 4-H projects.
This year’s auction will be held on August 19, 2014 in the Agrodome at The Fair.
|8:30 am||Buyer Registration|
|10:00 am||Swine, Lamb, Goat and Rabbit Auction|
|1:00 pm||Steer Auction|
Buyer registration forms and proxy buyer forms are listed in the download section below.
For more information or to pre-register as a buyer please call 604-252-3581. Pre-registration deadline is July 31st, 2014
The PNE sends our most sincere appreciation out to the following businesses and individuals who make it possible to offer over $8,000 worth of prizes to the members of our Festival. We ask that members help us in expressing our gratitude by supporting these business and sending thank-you cards to the sponsors of awards they win at the year’s Fair.
|Ardgowan Black Angus||Kubota Canada Ltd.|
|AT&H Industries Inc||Lepp Farm Market|
|Audrey Weins||Lower Mainland Sheep Producer’s|
|AVENUE Farm Machinery Corp.||Lower Mainland Shorthorn Club|
|Barbara Richardson||Martiann Holsteins|
|BC Branch Holstein Assoc.||McDonald & Ross Construction|
|BC Farm & Ranch Realty Corp.||McNicoll Family|
|BC Hereford Breeders’ Assoc.||Meadow Valley Meats|
|BC Purebred Sheep Breeders’||Mission Contractors|
|BC Shorthorn Association||MSH Holdings Ltd.|
|BC Simmental Association||Murrick Insurance Services (Oakridge)|
|Beaver Landscape||Oishi Family|
|Biomaxx Wastewater Solutions Inc.||Otter Co-op|
|BMO Bank of Montreal||Penfold Homes Ltd.|
|Bordermaine Farms||Ritchie Smith Feeds|
|Candy Cane Farms Ltd.||Roy Hafeli—H2A2.ca|
|Ceadrow Farm||RTR Contracting|
|Chucklin’ Acres||Sharon Hall|
|Colortec Creative Print Solutions||Shepherd’s Haven & Walker Family|
|Customline Enterprises Ltd.||Slyce Hair Studio|
|Dan Dick and Kim Ross and Family||Snowy River Sheep Station|
|Davis Quality Meats||South Alder Farms|
|Deep Creek Farm||Spady Farms|
|Design Upholstery||Street Smart Contracting|
|Elizabeth Hall||T.C. Cluckers|
|Farm Credit Canada||Tapdimer Farm|
|Fraser Valley Angus Club||Tom Barichello, Sharon Gibbs & Family|
|Fraser Valley Auction||Tom O’Reilly Memorial Fund|
|Fraser Valley Llama & Alpaca Club||United Agri Services|
|Friesen Construction Ltd.||Unseen Acres|
|Golden View Farm||Valley Livestock Supplies|
|Gray Family||West Coast Hereford Club|
|In Memory of Art Mclary||Weaver Leather Livestock|
|John and Margaret Friesen||Woods Family|
Downloads for Competitors and Buyers:
- 2014 4-H Prizebook
- 2014 4-H Entry Form
- May Newsletter
- Meal Ticket and Pass Order Form
- Overnight Parking Application
- PNE Parent Release Form
- Stabling and Penning Form
- BCYA Travel Assistance Application
- PNE Ambassador Program Application
- Judging Competition Form
- Speak and Show Competition Form
- Now and Then Form
- Self Haul Liability Form