4-H Canada honours Elaine Froese with inaugural distinguished alumni award

Elaine Froese has been named the recipient of 4-H Canada’s first-ever distinguished alumni award.

The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and leadership of 4-H alumni across Canada, in the areas of community engagement and communications, science and technology, environment, and healthy living, or sustainable agriculture and food security.

Froese is being recognized for her accomplishments in community engagement and communications.

Froese began her 4-H journey back at the age of nine, when she joined the local club at Dugald, Man. According to a news release, she credits the lessons and skills she attained in 4-H for her career success.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for 4-H,” says Elaine Froese. “4-H taught me public speaking and how to think on my feet among many other skills critical to running my business. I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to be in 4-H and humbled to receive this award. I think it’s more important than ever today that youth have opportunities to lead in our communities. 4-H provides those opportunities.”

“Froese is a shining example of the positive impact a 4-H experience has on young Canadians,” says David Hovell, chair of the 4-H Canada board of directors. “Through every aspect of her life and career, Elaine has not only lived up to the 4-H values but also believes in them with all her heart.”

Froese will be presented the award at the 2019 4-H Canada Leadership Awards held at Saskatoon, Sask., at the end of the month.

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