The Airdrie 4H Beef and Sheep Club is gearing up for an event that showcases the dedication and hard work of its members. On June 2nd, at the Calgary Stampede Grounds, the club will hold its show and sale, where members present the animals they've raised and trained over the past year. This event is open to the public, providing a unique opportunity for the community to support local youth and potentially purchase high-quality livestock.

For those unfamiliar with 4H, it’s an organization that empowers young people by teaching them valuable skills through hands-on projects. Members can choose various projects, such as raising animals, which involves training them to walk on a halter, showing them, and sometimes selling them. Some projects, like heifer projects, focus on breeding and raising animals to show in subsequent years.

Chet Richards, a young member of the club explains 4H isn't just about animals; it also involves community service and personal development.

"We do community service, this year it's cleaning up after the Airdrie ProRodeo and you can write a future presentation which, is like a speech. After you get asked a question and then you have to make up a speech for that, and a presentation with a slideshow."

Julie Fletcher, a dedicated member of the club, shared some insight about the 4H on Parade Show and Sale event.

"The event is set to start at 10:00 AM and is open to everyone interested in seeing the impressive results of the members' efforts."

Julie, like many 4H members, is deeply involved in multiple projects.

"I have three projects going on this year. I have a beef heifer, a market steer, and a horse. I am taking my beef heifer and market steer to the show and selling my steer there. My heifer is just for showing, and I'll keep her, breed her, and have some babies out of her. It’s pretty fun. It's a lot of work, but it's good times," 

When Julie joined 4H, it started just doing horses and she wanted to get better at riding. Then her dad suggested they could do beef, so now they manage to do both. 

For those interested in learning more about the Airdrie 4H Beef and Sheep Club or attending the show and sale, you can contact Jennifer Fletcher at 403-870-0843. The club also has an Instagram page, where you can see photos of their animals and various club activities.

The Airdrie 4H Beef and Sheep Club are grateful to its sponsors, who play a crucial role in making their activities possible.

"We would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping us be able to do this and make everything possible," Julie emphasized.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support local youth and witness the results of their dedication firsthand. Whether you’re in the market for livestock or simply want to see what these talented young people have accomplished, mark your calendar for June 2nd and join them at the Calgary Stampede Grounds.