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3 Comox Valley 4-H clubs receive from national club

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Twenty-six 4-H clubs in B.C. have received funding from the national club, including three in the Comox Valley.

The Comox Valley 4-H Calf Club and Shamrock Gumbooters clubs in Black Creek along with the Comox Valley District Senior Council have received funding from the FCC 4-H Club Fund.

The local organizations say they provide opportunities for youth to be responsible through the care of agriculture and livestock.

The national organization says it provides up to $500 in funding per club, per district. It says the funding is used to support existing programs, purchase new resource materials, provide volunteer supports or cover costs with local events.

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“Many of our customers and employees have benefited from 4-H programs. Others have seen first-hand the excitement and enthusiasm in the faces of young people participating in these activities,” said Todd Klink, FCC’s chief marketing officer.

“Whether or not those who participate in a 4-H club decide to pursue a career in agriculture, these programs provide a toolbox of leadership skills they can carry with them the rest of their lives.”

Other 4-H clubs on the Island that received funding include Fowl Creatures 4-H Poultry in North Saanich, Cowichan 4-H Small Engines and Cowichan 4-H Holstein Club in Duncan.

READ MORE: 4-H British Columbia receives another boost

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