4-H Canada Announces the 2017 Recipients of the TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship

Ottawa ON – August 17, 2017 – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships. Twelve 4-H members were selected from across Canada, and each are to received $2,500 to pursue their post-secondary studies in the field of agriculture, agricultural science or agricultural business beginning in the fall of 2017.

“Having a partner like TD that understands the importance of positive youth development and providing them with opportunities for growth is a privilege for our organization,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “By investing in the future of our youth, TD is helping to promote and cultivate a true spirit of leadership, responsibility and sense of community that is at the heart of 4-H.”

By continuing to provide young Canadians with these opportunities, 4-H Canada and TD are helping to ensure youth have the necessary tools and guidance in order to succeed in life-long learning.

The delivery of these programs would not be possible without the ongoing and long-term partnerships with organizations like TD that share this vision and recognize the importance of advancing positive youth development in Canada.

“We're proud to help students pursue their academic goals in agriculture-related disciplines through these scholarships," said Derek Koppe, Senior Vice President, Agricultural Services, Business Banking, TD Bank Group. "Our 4-H scholarship is one of several ways TD has committed to supporting the agriculture industry in Canada."

4-H Canada and TD would like to congratulate all the 2017 TD 4-H Post-Secondary Scholarship Recipients!

Matthew McGillivray British Columbia

Cole Chesterman Alberta

Emma Van Steekelenburg Alberta

Amanda Mitchell Saskatchewan

Naomi Best Manitoba

Derrick Knill Ontario

Ryan McKerrall Ontario

Devin Keenan Quebec

Brooke Boonstoppel New Brunswick

Thian Carman Nova Scotia

Robert Larsen Prince Edward Island

Tayler Williams Newfoundland

Please visit 4-h-canada.ca for more information on 4-H Canada scholarship programs, and to watch for information and application details on future scholarship opportunities.

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About 4-H Canada

For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has more than 24,874 members and nearly 7,600 volunteers. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit 4-h-canada.ca and follow our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 11.5 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.3 trillion in assets on April 30, 2017. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

For more information, media may contact:

Jay Poulton,
Marketing and Communications Manager
4-H Canada
613-759-1013 ext 131
Emily Vear,
Corporate & Public Affairs
TD Bank Group