Manitoulin Club Report

On February 1, the Manitoulin 4-H group hosted a ‘Go-fer 4-H’ day camp at Assiginack Curling Club in Manitowaning.

The goal of the day was to introduce 4-H to new kids and meet fellow 4-H members.

The volunteers organized lots of activities to help them experience what 4-H is all about. There were 64 kids in attendance including 26 members from the Massey area.

We learned ‘to do by doing’ (our motto) many activities such as making wooden planters, decorating cookies, making puppets, judging items, playing Go for the Gold (similar to Jeopardy), and seeing heritage items from a museum. One comment made by a participant was that drilling the wood for planters was the coolest thing.

In the afternoon, the kids were divided into two groups and they went snowshoeing with snowshoes loaned from the Municipality of Assiginack. Everyone snowshoed on the trails at the Rainbow Ridge Golf Course. and thank you to them for letting us use their trails.

A final comment by Darius, a Cloverbud member was “I made a new friend,” which was one of the purposes of this fun day.

We want to thank the Beef Farmers of Ontario for the grant to make this possible, the Milk Producers for the donation of milk, the Municipality of Assiginack for the loan of the snowshoes, the Rainbow Ridge Golf course for the use of the trails. Also thank you to the Assiginack Curling club for the use of their facility, and to Loco Beanz for providing us with all the pizzas. None of this would have happened if we did not have such enthusiastic adult volunteers who pitched in and made everything go together very smoothly. 

Soon the Cloverbud club and the 4-H club will be starting again for 2019 . If your child is interested, contact Alice Pennie at 705-859-3670 or Rachel Skippen 705-368-0518 or contact our Facebook page Manitoulin 4-H.