Elections at 4-H, bottle drive fundraiser a big success

Wow, can you believe it! We are off and running again with another fun filled 4H year ahead of us.

By Tasha Sierpinski, Club Reporter

Ponoka 4H Renegade Riders

Wow, can you believe it! We are off and running again with another fun filled 4H year ahead of us. On October 8th, we held our first meeting of the year at the Hudson Greene Community Center. This is going to be an exciting year for we are welcoming aboard cleaver members.

We held our elections and this year we have the following; Laurie Montgomery is our General Club Leader, Shauntelle Sinnott will be our Cleaver Leader, Kayla Dueck – President, Katherine Corriea – Vice President, Hannah Bentley – Secretary, Tasha Sierpinski – Treasurer/Club Reporter/District Rep, and Alyssa Sinnott – Club Historian.

On Sunday, October 20th was our first ride, which was held at the Vic Almond Arena. We covered some basic horse safety, arena etiquette and then it was vitals’ time for our trusty mounts. This is where we basically poked and prodded our horses learning how to take their temperature, capillary refill, pulse, respiration, body condition score and last but not least, their height. So glad that our horses were very patient with us. By the way, did you know the normal temperature for a horse is 37.5 – 38.5 C (99 – 101 F).

The clubs’ annual bottle drive fundraiser that was held on Saturday, October 26th was again a success. A huge big thank you goes out to the all the people that saved their bottles and donated them to our club. This will help our club with providing arena rentals, educational clinics, riding clinics, and the list goes on.

So hold on tight to your cowboy hats and boots, for the Ponoka 4H Renegade Riders are off and loping to another educational, eventful, learning, and last but not least a fun – filled year.

 

Just Posted

Ponoka hosting Winter Games torch relay

The Canada Winter Games torch relay is coming to Ponoka

Ponoka developing long-term guide on transportation issues

Safety is the top concern that residents want addressed as master plan is generated

PHOTO: Eyes turn to heavens to witness super blood wolf moon

These two photos show the lunar eclipse about 30 minutes apart from each other.

Ponoka Stampeders zero for two against Stettler Lightning

Stamps prepare for Sunday home game against the Cochrane Generals

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Jason Kenney disputes expense allegations while MP

Questions over his residential expense claims from his time as a cabinet minister in Ottawa

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

Most Read