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4-H Alberta member to represent province on national stage

ALBERTA – On Saturday, April 9, 2016, nearly 30 4-H Alberta members from across the province came together to compete in a public speaking and presentations competition for the chance to win the top prize – representing Alberta at the national level at the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) competition in Toronto in November.

The winner of the public speaking portion, and moving on to the CYSA, is Spencer Graling from the St. Paul 4-H Multi Club. The winners of the presentations portion are Cody and Clayton Dyck from the Two Hills 4-H Beef and Multi Club.

All 4-H members participate in the communications program in their local clubs, and can select to take part in either speeches or presentations. Held for one day in Wetaskiwin, the Provincial Communications Competition showcased the top talent from all seven 4-H Alberta regions across the province. All participants were seniors in their clubs and made it through four levels to qualify for the competition.

“The Communications Program is what sets our youth apart from their peers, and allows them to excel as they continue to post-secondary schooling and pursuits beyond,” said Leah Jones, CEO of 4-H Alberta. “This year we again saw incredible talent and skill from our members, and a difficult challenge for the judges as they selected the winners.”

To coincide with the Provincial Communications Competition, 4-H Alberta and AltaLink are happy to announce they renewed their partnership until 2019, and AltaLink continues to be the title sponsor of all club, district, regional and provincial communications programs.

“We’re very pleased to renew the strong partnership we started with 4-H Alberta more than ten years ago,” said Scott Thon, president and chief executive officer of AltaLink. “Our organizations share the values of investing in the communities in which we live and work and empowering youth across the province. On behalf of all AltaLink employees, we look forward to continuing to help young Albertans on their path towards a bright future.”

About 4-H Alberta

Building communities since 1917, 4-H Alberta has been mentoring the youth of this province in the ways of leadership and communication, all the while equipping them with confidence, life-applicable skills and a network of friends that spans the entire country. With a profuse alumni network, 4-H Alberta is the province’s rural youth organization of choice.

About AltaLink

Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta’s largest electricity transmission provider. We are committed to meeting the province’s demand for electricity, providing innovative solutions, and partnering with our stakeholders and communities in doing so. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, AltaLink is part of a global group of companies delivering electricity and utility services to customers worldwide. AltaLink’s community investment program, Linked to Our Communities, contributes millions of dollars to youth across Alberta every year.

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For more information please contact:

Robin Boschman
Manager, Corporate Communications
AltaLink Management Ltd.
Phone: 403.828.1525
E-mail: Robin.Boschman@AltaLink.ca