4-H in the West Central Region

The 4‑H office for the West Central Region is in Stettler. The telephone number is 403-742-7547. This number can be reached through the Government of Alberta RITE line. Call 403-310-0000 and when you get the recorded message, press 403-742-7547.

Yvonne Yaremcio
4‑H Specialist
4‑H Office
Provincial Building, 4705 49 Ave
Bag 600

The West Central 4‑H Region consists of the Counties of Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, Camrose and the Municipal District of Clearwater.

The West Central Regional 4‑H Council holds a number of events during the year. They are:


Regional Public Speaking

The top two Intermediate and Senior speakers from each of the districts in the region compete in the Regional Competition. A separate competition is held for Intermediates and Seniors. Dates are set annually by Regional Council. Each year a different district hosts the competition.


Regional Presentations

Each year District councils are asked to submit the number of presentations that have been done in their district. Once those numbers have been received in the Regional 4­H Office, a quota for participants at the Regional event is set. There are a maximum of 18 presentations at the regional event and some preference is given to seniors.


Regional Junior Winter Camp

Held in late February, or early March, (the second weekend after Family Day), this is a weekend winter camp for 4­H members 10-12 years old. The camp is held at the Alberta 4­H Centre, Battle Lake and is planned and staffed by members of the West Central 4­H Alumni. Senior members who are interested in counseling at camps may apply to be counselors at this program, and to assist with planning.


Regional Horse Show

This annual event gives members in horse clubs an opportunity to compete against horse club members from other areas in a wide variety of classes. The Horse Show is held the weekend before the first Monday in June at the Red Deer Westerner grounds. The event is planned by the West Central Light Horse Committee. This committee meets throughout the year to plan the show. If you are interested in being on the committee, please contact the 4­H office in Stettler.


Regional Record Book Competition

4­H members keep record books to allow them to keep track of how much it costs to complete their project. There is a regional competition to pick the top record books in each of the projects. The deadline for submission of books to the competition is November 1st of each year. Contact your District Key Leader for more information.


Multi Species Judging

A multi species judging competition is held each year and it is hosted by a different district each year. The date and location of the event are decided by the hosting district.


Fun Day

Each year a different district hosts a fun day for 4­H members. The date and activities are up to the local planning committee.


Hosting Rotation

Camrose Judging Sr P. Sp. Pres Fun Day Int P. Sp. AGM
Lacombe AGM Int P. Sp. Judging Pres Sr P. Sp. Fun Day
Ponoka Fun Day Pres Int P. Sp. Judging AGM Sr P. Sp.
Red Deer Sr P. Sp. AGM Fun Day Int P. Sp. Judging Pres
Rocky Pres Judging Sr P. Sp. AGM Fun Day Int P. Sp.
Wetaskiwin Int P. Sp. Fun Day AGM Sr P. Sp. Pres Judging


AGM/Exec - Lunch and coffee for AGM
Pres - Regional Presentations
Int P. Sp. - Intermediate Public Speaking
Sr P. Sp. - Senior Public Speaking
Judging - Multi Species Judging