The Boissevain and Area 4-H Rally on Friday, June 3rd attracted a dozen clubs and close to 100 4-H members.
The rally at the Boissevain fairgrounds included a horse show, cattle program and events of the home and hobby clubs.
Coral Meggison is a leader with the Goodlands Variety Club and she helped coordinate Friday's rally. “It’s great and rally day has been part of my tradition since I was a 4-H member. Rally at Boissevain was great this year and we had all three disciplines including beef, horses and multi purpose clubs. It’s an amazing program that is still going after 100 years.”
Rally day included the shows, parade, musical rides and awards program.
“We had close to 12 clubs although we are missing one club and that’s Killarney which hasn’t re-established following the pandemic. Our club is a quarter the size it was before the pandemic so yes things have changed because of covid but it’s exciting to see the kids here so excited and enthusiastic about 4-H” said Coral Meggison.
“The families that still want to be in 4-H those parents are committed and for the others you don’t what their life circumstances are and if they stepped away from 4-H they may have also stepped back from sports and music and all sorts of things. However I think they’ll come back and the parents will be there along with their kids.”
Meggison says numbers may be down bu the program remains strong in Southwestern Manitoba. “Some new things have come out of the pandemic such as the virtual programs. So whether you live in The Pas or Pierson you can tune into Zoom to some really neat programs that might not have been offered before.”