ROCKWOOD, ONT. – 4-H Ontario is pleased to announce Stormont 4-H Association as the winner of the 2021 Provincial Go For The Gold (GFTG) competition, held virtually on November 6. GFTG is a trivia style competition that empowers youth to learn about agriculture, food and community events while building their teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. The competition is sponsored by Ontario Mutuals.
“At Ontario Mutuals, we really do consider it a privilege to be able to support 4-H in a number of different ways. Go For the Gold is certainly a favourite of mine,” says John Taylor, President and CEO of Ontario Mutuals, competition sponsor. “The way everyone has persevered through going online has been great to see, as we have all had to do that. 4-H Ontario has certainly done a super job with the transition.”
The 2021 GFTG competition results are as follows:
First place – Stormont 4-H Association
Second place – Grey 4-H Association
Third place – Oxford 4-H Association
Fourth place – Wellington 4-H Association
Fifth place– Kawartha Lakes Haliburton 4-H Association
Stormont 4-H Association acknowledges their brilliant team members: Aimee Van Loon, Hamish McDonald, Bobby Robinson, Dougie Robinson, and Aurora Giroux, coached by Molly McDonald and Neil Robinson.
“The Stormont 4-H Go For The Gold team was pleased to represent their [Association] and Region 2 again this year for the Provincial Go For The Gold competition,” says Stormont 4-H Association President and GFTG Coach, Molly McDonald. “The Stormont competitors were eager and spent a lot of time preparing for the big day through topic revision, practice questions and Kahoot! games. On game day, the leader board was tight and anticipation high as the team awaited the final scores. When Stormont was announced as the first-place team, our players were overjoyed and excited to share the news with their family and friends.” Coaches Neil and Molly along with co-coaches Jill and Susanna are proud of the excellent teamwork, commitment, and enthusiasm of their team and are looking forward to next year’s competitions.
4-H Ontario recognizes youth and volunteers on their extensive knowledge of 4-H project materials, agriculture, food, community events and much more. GFTG 2021 was completely virtual at the provincial, regional, and local level, with over 250 youth participating. 4-H hosted the games using a virtual gaming platform (Kahoot!), and youth answered questions consisting of multiple choice, short answer, true and false and pop-up photo ID/word scrabble questions.
4-H Ontario would also like to thank the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) for their continuous support as the GFTG competition is traditionally hosted at the RAWF. The RAWF and 4-H Ontario look forward to hosting an in-person GFTG competition in 2022. Source : 4-H Ontario