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4-H Ontario announces its Youth Ambassadors for 2017

Six people will represent 4-H across Ontario throughout the year

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

4-H Ontario named the six people who will represent the organization across the province in 2017 as Youth Ambassadors.

Shannon Desjardins, Lyndsay Dickson, Nicole French, Robert McKinlay, Sarah Mutton and Sierra Stanely were selected by a panel of 4-H judges.

The six individuals will be visible at events in Ontario in 2017, recruiting new members to 4-H and sharing the organization’s story. In addition, they’ll receive advanced training in leadership, citizenship, communications and public relations.

Members of 4-H’s planning executive say the ambassadors are a key part to the organization’s continued success.

“The 4-H Ontario Ambassadors are an integral part to the promotion of 4-H to current and potential volunteers, members and stakeholders by representing the program across the province,” Marianne Fallis, senior manager, programming, 4-H Ontario, said in a release.

“This year’s new team of Ambassadors will carry on the tradition of exceptional youth who are passionate about sharing the many experiences and opportunities the 4-H Ontario program has to offer.”

Left to right: Janice Johnson, Ontario Region Marketing & Communication Specialist, GROWMARK, Sierra Stanley, Lyndsay Dickson, Sarah Mutton, Robert McKinlay, Shannon Desjardins, Nicole French, Dianne Kennedy, Co-ordinator, Regulations and Compliance, UPI Energy.
Photo: 4-H Ontario

Read about the Youth Ambassadors below:

Shannon Desjardins
From the Prince Edward 4-H Association, Shannon’s involvement in 4-H spans 11 years and includes more than 112 projects at local, regional and provincial levels. Her inspiration to be an Ambassador comes from seeing her 4-H peers continue to grow with the program.

Lyndsay Dickson
A member of the Leeds 4-H Association, Lyndsay has been a 4-H member for five years and given her time to more than 27 projects. She’s received awards for her judging skills and her abilities as a dairy showperson. Lyndsay said she’s proud to be part of 4-H because of her friendships and memories she’s gained.

Nicole French
From the Peel 4-H Association, Nicole has been part of 4-H for seven years and participated in more than 54 projects. Nicole also lent her time to 4-H opportunities, including Go for the Gold and Youth Adventure Camp.

Robert McKinlay
Representing the Grey 4-H Association, Robert has been a 4-H member for eight years and completed more than 33 projects, including lawn tractor pulling and various livestock clubs.

Sarah Mutton
Joining the Ambassador Program from the Parry Sound 4-H Association, Sarah’s membership spans seven years and over 25 projects, camps and conference opportunities.

Sierra Stanley
Sierra represents the Carleton 4-H Association and her involvement goes back six years. During that time, she’s completed over 16 projects and attended the Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp. extends its congratulations to all of 4-H Ontario’s Youth Ambassadors for 2017.

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