Submitted by Julie Labossiere
Communications Chairperson, Manitoba 4-H Council
On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at the CanadInns, Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 82 4-H members participated in the Provincial 4-H Communications Extravaganza. These members had risen to the top through a series of competitions from club level to area levels across the province.
Members competed in the following categories: Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Adult Speeches, Junior, Intermediate and Senior One-Person Visual Presentations, and Junior, Intermediate and Senior Two-Person Visual Presentations. An awards reception and presentation followed each competition session.
Approximately 450 people attended the Provincial Communications Extravaganza. Thank you to the committee volunteers – Julie Labossiere and Courtney Newton – as well as the judges and other volunteers for a job well done.
While all competitors did a fabulous job, the following members were acknowledged for their outstanding speeches and presentations. The winners, their club, Area and speech title are as follows:
First: Kiera Johnston Graysville Light Horse & Pony 4-H Club – Red River From Joy to Jasper
Second: Emily Schwartz Interlake Trailblazers – North Interlake The Mountain That Moves
First: Rosemund Ragetli Headingley 4-H – Red River A Smothering Blanket
Second: Isobelle Hobbs Dand Belles and Beaux – Southwest Sorry
First: Tori Penner Anola Northern Lights – Eastman The Snowflakes
Second: Adam Izzard Alexander 4-H Club – Southwest Taking Our Time
First: Katie Meggison U of M Leaders – Red River Minimalism
Junior One Person Visual
First: Carson Baker Neepawa & Area 4-H Beef – South Parkland Cow Pie Cookie
Second: Tyson Ricard Mariapolis-Baldur 4-H Club – Pembina Sorry
Intermediate One Person Visual Presentation
First: Cole Topham Minnedosa 4-H Multi Purpose Club – South Parkland What’s In Your Hole
Second: Emma Gamache Laurier Lucky Charms – North Parkland Becoming a Better Me
Senior One Person Visual Presentation
First: Tessa Warkentine Winkler 4-H Trailblazers – Red River How to Get In-Valved
Second: Leila Robinson Roseland-South Brandon – Southwest Hiragana
Junior Two Person Visuals
First: Talia Iwanchysko and Raylyn Koshowski Dauphin Plains 4-H Club – North Parkland Our Game of Life
Second: Natalie Chubaty and Kayleigh Gross Woodmore Combined – Eastman Eh?
Intermediate Two Person Visuals
First: Dean Ricard and Jada Ricard Mariapolis-Baldur 4-H Club – Pembina Millennial Vice
Second: Avery Smart and Merrick Smart Roseland-South Brandon – Southwest Gear Up!
Senior Two Person Visuals
First: Emily Simon and Megan Simon Souris 4-H Challengers – Southwest Stayin’ Alive
Second: Talyia Tober and Tansy Tober Lakeside Beef – North Interlake Conscious Consumption
Special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support.
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Click here for photos from the competition!