If you’re a 4-H’er, you’re more than aware of Show Your 4-H Colours Day, which is annually held on November 4.
Typically, this means the gathering of thousands of youth, volunteers, alumni, and supporters from coast to coast to celebrate 4-H by giving back to their communities, all while wearing their favourite shade of green. COVID-19, of course, has made that task a little more difficult, to say the least. However, current and former students to the program are still showing their support across the country as they wear their 4-H colours.
Many have taken to social media to show off their green, and different companies have showed their support for 4-H as well. Cities across Canada are hosting distanced events, or showing their support through lights. Check out what some of the 4-H’ers — both past and present — are sharing:
— Megan Bomberry (@MegBomberry) November 4, 2020
Today #ShowYour4HColours? in support of our young leaders in ??!
— Marie-Claude Bibeau (@mclaudebibeau) November 4, 2020
#Alberta 4-H’ers – Adhering to social distancing rules, visit a nearby landmark tonight lit up in celebration of #ShowYour4HColours day! ?#Calgary: Visit @TELUS_Spark Science Centre and the Reconciliation Bridge (@CalgaryMLC) ?#Lethbridge: Stop by @LethbridgeCity Hall ? pic.twitter.com/LQh3BkoJHZ
— 4-H Canada ??? (@4HCanada) November 4, 2020
— Jeanette Gaultier (@JDGaultier) November 4, 2020
— Elizabeth Johnston (@ejohnston16) November 4, 2020
Today I’m showing my 4-H colours! I was a member of the Sherbrooke 4-H Calf Club, where I learned public speaking and debating – good skills for a future politician. #ShowYour4HColours pic.twitter.com/0VlpDtWxJi
— Diane Griffin (@SenDianeGriffin) November 4, 2020
Today is #ShowYour4HColoursDay! @4HCanada consisting of thousands of rural youth leaders and volunteers who are passionate about our food security & #AgInnovation. I’d like to wish #4H youth and organizers success in making #CdnAg stronger and better for years to come! pic.twitter.com/wuWrhf9zjt
— Lianne Rood (@Lianne_Rood) November 4, 2020
Today is #ShowYour4HColours Day! Join us in celebrating the positive impact 4-H is making on youth and communities across Canada and the proclamation of #4H Month in Manitoba. pic.twitter.com/0RUEw6zBea
— Manitoba Agriculture (@MBGovAg) November 4, 2020
#ShowYour4HColours day & UFA’s leadership team are decked out to celebrate! UFA Funds 4-H Clubs program applications are NOW open! Apply for funding for your 4-H Alberta Club or District, up to $300 per club. Funding is limited so apply today. https://t.co/b1s03VQEV3 @4H pic.twitter.com/2xvZCeFTbZ
— UFA Co-operative Ltd (@UFAcooperative) November 4, 2020
Because an organization that put so much heart into developing our youth into tomorrow’s leaders is worth celebrating today and every day.
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— Farm Credit Canada (@FCCagriculture) November 4, 2020
“Show Your 4-H Colours” – celebrating the positive impact of 4-H on Canadian youth. Taylor & I are a proud member & alumnus of a program that inspires youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders who effect positive change.@4hcanada @4HNovaScotia#ShowYour4HColours pic.twitter.com/A6XqFtfxeL
— David Hovell (@hovell_david) November 4, 2020
One of the programs that supports 4-H — UFA Funds 4-H Clubs — is letting clubs know that there is $80,000 in funding available in 2021 for 4-H Alberta Clubs and Districts to apply for support of their local programs, projects, and initiatives. Applications open November 4, 2020, and close January 15, 2021. More information can be found here.