4-H Alberta has extended its suspension of 4-H sanctioned in-person activities and events until Sunday, May 31st ...
An update addressed to stakeholders posted on 4-H Alberta’s Facebook page reads “We recognize and appreciate all the time dedicated to planning and preparing for various 4-H programming by our members, volunteers, and supporters across the province, however, we feel the continued suspension of in-person activities and events is the best decision to keep the 4-H program a vibrant, safe, and inclusive environment for youth. In addition, we believe it is the best way for 4-H in Alberta to help stop the transmission of the virus.”
According to the update, 4-H will continually monitor the situation as it evolves and will offer updated information about any further cancellations, rescheduling or resumption of activities and events through its digital channels and on it's website.
It goes on to say that if Alberta Health lifts restrictions before May 31st, an updated timeline for resumption of normal programming will be offered at that point.
4-H Alberta recommends that Club and Inter-Club livestock shows and sales affected by the suspension come up with alternative “non-in-person” ways to proceed while it also reminds members that they have until the end of the 2019/20 club year, which is September 30th, to complete their 4-H requirements.