4-H In The East Central Region
Multi Species Judging
Multi Species Judging competitions are held in the Region each year. Each competition also includes an education session for members interested in general judging information or in improving their oral reasons. All 4-H members are invited to attend.
In addition to being an opportunity to improve judging skills, the top senior members aged 16 and over as of December 1st are invited to attend the Provincial Multi Species Judging Competition held in early August. If members were not in the top three at these competitions, or were unable to attend the competitions, they may still attend the Provincial Competition by filling one of the wild card spots. To apply for a wild card spot, they should contact the Regional 4-H Office in Stettler and indicate their interest. The delegates to the Provincial Competition are decided by July 1st each year.
Hosting the Regional Event rotates around the region. Each district sends their top two junior, top two intermediate and top two senior speakers to this competition. The date of the competition is set annually by Regional Council. Regional Public Speaking is usually held in late March. The hosting rotation is as follows:
2018 Drumheller | 2019 Flagstaff | 2020 Stettler | 2021 Provost | 2022 Coronation | 2023 Hanna
Hosting the regional presentations competition rotates around the region. Each district sends their top two junior, top two intermediate and top two senior presentations to this competition.
The hosting rotation is as follows:
2018 Flagstaff | 2019 Stettler | 2020 Provost | 2021 Hanna | 2022 Drumheller | 2023 Coronation
Junior Winter Camp
Junior Winter Camp is held in mid to late February at the Circle Square Ranch near Halkirk. 4-H alumni plan and host the camp with the assistance of senior 4-H members who act as counselors. The camp is open to 4-H members who are 9 to 12 years. Camp applications for both counselors and campers are available from the Regional 4-H Office and are sent out with the Club Start-up Packages in fall.
Regional Fun Day
This program is held annually in Stettler, in January. The day includes a variety of select-a-sessions ranging in topic from first aid to tae kwon do, to line dancing, to crafts. The conclusion of the day is the Ice Cream Social. A time for swimming is included at lunch time. There is no charge to attend the event, thank you to the sponsors who include agricultural societies and businesses in the region.
Award of Distinction
Every other year, the East Central Region honours an individual or individuals who exemplify the 4-H spirit, dedication, commitment, and a true belief in the 4-H program. Nominations for this award can be made by any one in the region. The deadline for nominations is December 1st of each year in the 4-H office in Stettler. Nomination forms are sent out in the club-start up package. The awards are presented at the Leader Recognition Night.
Leader Recognition Night
This event is held every other year. During the evening, 4-H leaders with 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of leadership are presented with pins and certificates. In addition, the recipients of the Award of Distinction are recognized. Each year a different district hosts. The rotation is:
2019 Drumheller | 2021 Stettler | 2023 Flagstaff | 2025 Hanna | 2027 Coronation | 2029 Provost
Each year a circuit of rodeos is held in the Region. Events include barrels, poles, team roping, goat tying, keyhole, breakaway roping, steer un-decorating, and possibly cattle penning. Information about the rodeos is sent out in early winter.