Minister Ritz Wears Green to Participate in “Show Your 4-H Colours Day”
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Canadian federal agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz wears green to support “Show your 4-H Colours Day” and encourages all Canadian’s to participate by wearing green also. The designated day happens every Nov. 7th to mark National 4-H month. The show your 4-H colours day provides an opportunity for 4-H enthusiasts to share their pride and spirit for the 4-H program.
"We have a long history of supporting 4-H clubs across Canada and I am proud to show my 4-H pride today and every day," said Minister Ritz "I encourage every Canadian to support Canada's youth by wearing green this November 7."
This year, 4-H Canada will be launching a social media campaign encouraging 4-H members to share their best 4-H spirit photo on Facebook and or tweet about 4-H on Twitter using the #4Hday hashtag. After the month is up, select photos will be featured in the revamped national 4-H magazine that will be launched in January 2013. Next year will mark the centenary celebration of 4-H with events that will be held throughout the year across the country, including a special 4-H gala in May 2013 that will be held in Winnipeg. The 4-H program started in 1913 in Roland, Manitoba and is one of the longest running rural youth organizations in the country.