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Event Details – December 07, 2019

WC - Regional - Multi Species Judging and Consumer Decision Making

Deadline: November 29, 2019 4:00 PM  
Start Date: December 07, 2019 9:15 AM End Date: December 07, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds  

Program Description:


Every day we make decisions about what to eat, wear, listen to and many many more things. Consumer Decision making helps 4-H members learn about some of the points to consider when purchasing every day consumer items.  After making the decisions members will be given the opportunity to defend them. 

Join other like-minded 4-H members for a short workshop that will build your judging and decision making skills in a fun environment!

West Central Regional Multi Species Judging & Consumer Decision Making Competition
Organized by: Lacombe and District 4-H Clubs
Date: Saturday December 7, 2019
Place: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds (West at Blackfalds overpass on Hwy 2, turn right at the Aspelund Industrial Park sign. Road goes around the industrial park to second ranch on the left.
Registration: 9:15 am
Judging Workshop begins: 10:00 am, followed by lunch and judging
Member Cost: $15.00 (includes lunch)  |   Adults: $5.00
Possible Judging and Identification Classes includes: Beef, dairy, horse, sheep, grains, feeds, Consumer Decision Making and many more
Registration deadline: November 29, 2019
Registrations are to be submitted to: Arleen Henderson
E-mail to
Required information: Club, contact name and information, members name & age, names of 3 adults
attending to help

  1. Judging Books will not be supplied at event. Please review you judging material with your club prior to event.
  2. Include names of 2-3 parents or leaders willing to help that day
  3. Please have an adult /leader bring their club folder with Alberta Health Care Numbers and emergency contact phone numbers in case of emergency. Please include any allergies

Adult Volunteer Jobs:
Your help is needed and appreciated. Two volunteers per club minimum. Please list names and telephone number on the registration form. Please note that Pre registration is required and one club cheque to include all registrations payable at the competition. If you register but do not show up you still must pay.

Each club at event is to participate in clean up.

  1. Set up crew Set up classes ready for judging
  2. Take down crew Clean up after Judging
  3. Card Marker-3 Mark written reasons. No connection to any member.
  4. Oral reasons-10 Listen to oral reasons. No connection to any member.
  5. Member Activities-3 Run activities for members after judging is finished.
  6. Livestock Handlers-8 As assigned will work in shifts during completion.
  7. Group leaders-8 -11 Rotate through the classes with members, collect Cards, keep group together- no talking etc.
  8. Judging Supervisors-2 Help Overall Supervisor during the judging
  9. Registration Table-4 Arrive early, distribute club packages at check in: Adult Volunteer registration, answer questions.
  10. Card Runners-4 Collect cards from the group leaders and take them to the Office.
  11. Card sorters-2 Sort Cards as they come in and after data is entered
  12. Office Helpers-3 Checking data entered, help as needed with results
  13. Meal and Snack Servers-4 Set out and serve food at buffet line, clean up after
  14. Scribe Write out exactly what member says for classes with written reasons.

There are other jobs for which the Judging Committee will be looking for help. Please note in registration if there is a particular job your Volunteer is interested in and we will try to accommodate.

Event PDF:    West Central Regional web page
Multi Species Judging Application
Region: West Central
Who can apply: All Members

For more information contact: Arleen Henderson, Email: