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Local 4-H clubs share in FCC funding

More than 200 4-H clubs across Canada have received money via the FCC 4-H Club Fund

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY — Five 4-H clubs in Mountain View County are among more than 200 across Canada that have received money from the annual FCC 4-H Club Fund.

The release, issued Dec. 8, says A total of $100,000 was distributed across the country, FCC officials said in a news release issued today (Dec. 8). In Alberta, 60 4-H clubs, districts, and regions received a combined total of $29,400. 

In this region, clubs that were slated to receive some of that money are the Bergen 4-H Multi Club and the Ropes and Reins 4-H Club, both of the Sundre area; the Eagle Hill 4-H Beef & Multi Club of the Olds area; the Reed Ranch 4-H Multi Club and the West Carstairs 4-H Beef Club.  

The FCC 4-H Club Fund provides up to $500 in funding per club, district, or region to support initiatives and activities such as developing existing programs, the purchase of resource materials, volunteer supports, or covering costs associated with local events. 

“Thanks to FCC, our strong partner of more than 25 years, this fund will once again serve as an important resource for 4-H at the grassroots level, supporting the exciting activities of our 4-H clubs across Canada,” 4-H Canada chief executive officer Shannon Benner said in the release. 

“Through support from the FCC 4-H Club Fund, 4-H youth leaders have the opportunity to further their engagement in activities and programming in the areas that they are passionate about, empowering them as engaged and responsible youth who effect positive change not just within their communities, but around the world.” 

The FCC 4-H Club Fund is part of a $250,000 commitment by FCC to 4-H in Canada for 2021-2022, providing support not only at the local club level, but also toward the programming and initiatives of 4-H Canada and provincial 4-H organizations. 

“Many of our customers and employees have benefited from 4-H programs. Others have seen firsthand the excitement and enthusiasm in the faces of young people participating in these activities,” Todd Klink, FCC’s chief marketing officer, said in the release. 

“Whether or not those who participate in a 4-H club decide to pursue a career in agriculture, these programs provide a toolbox of leadership skills they can carry with them the rest of their lives.”