CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Feb. 26, 2014) – Enbridge, proud national title sponsor of 4-H Canada’s 2013 Centennial celebration, today announced the winners of the Build a Winning Future Contest. As 4-H heads into its second century, clubs from across Canada were asked to depict their unique vision for the organization’s future by creating a structure built entirely out of playing cards.
From dozens of entries, South Bruce Beef Club (first place), Cercle des Jeunes Ruraux de Compton-Waterville (second place), and Keswick Ridge (third place) were selected for earning top scores in creativity, teamwork and originality. The winning clubs will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 respectively to be used for their local club.
“Congratulations to all winners and participants of the Build a Winning Future Contest,” says Roxanna Benoit, Enbridge Vice President Public, Government & Aboriginal Affairs. “We were so impressed by the imagination and ingenuity shown by these future leaders and it was not an easy task selecting just three structures. We are honoured to be part of this milestone event for 4-H Canada and wish them another hundred years of success.”
First place: The South Bruce 4-H Beef Club, hailing from southwest Ontario, built a three-dimensional beef steer lovingly known as Bruce, representing the club members’ passion for the beef industry enduring into the next century.
Second place: The Cercle des Jeunes Ruraux de Compton-Waterville in Quebec created a flying pig complete with wings and a curly tail, to remind us that anything is possible.
Third place: The 4-H club from Keswick Ridge, NB created a number of card structures representing unique future project ideas such as sports leadership and space adventure.
“We would like to thank all the 4-H members and the volunteer leaders for making this contest a resounding success,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “After a century of encouraging generations of youth, we know that 4-H is more relevant than ever and we look forward to many more future achievements.”
To view the three winning contest entries, visit 4-H’s YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSTkgLX9Otfl54IyqpqGu-Q
About 4-H Canada
4-H is one of Canada’s longest-running and most respected youth-serving organizations helping young Canadians to “Learn to Do by Doing” in a safe environment. With more than 24,000 members and 7,500 volunteer leaders, the 4-H community has extended beyond its rural roots and offers clubs for a diverse range of interests and skills across the country. Provided with the tools and guidance 4-H members work individually and with others to reach their goals. This unique combination of group-based learning and personal interests is what makes the 4-H experience exciting and memorable for everyone involved. Through this process, we are creating a 4-H culture of skilled, responsible and confident leaders that are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada. At a national program level, members have the chance to travel nationally and internationally, and participate in leadership conferences and seminars.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian Company, is a North American leader in delivering energy and has been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking for the past six years. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in more than 1,800 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy and geothermal. Enbridge employs more than 10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2013. Enbridge’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
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