4-H Canada to Bestow Two New Honourary Memberships at the 2021 Leadership Awards

Ottawa, Ontario – Feb. 10, 2021 – 4-H Canada is pleased to name Duane Bristow (Saskatchewan) and Nancy Orr (Prince Edward Island) as Lifetime Honourary Members of 4-H Canada. The two will receive their award at the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, which will be held virtually on Feb. 22, 2021.

Duane Bristow has enjoyed a successful career in the agriculture sector, working for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for a number of years, before applying his skills and knowledge to his research consultancy. As a 4-H alumnus, Mr. Bristow continued to dedicate himself to the 4-H movement, playing a prominent role in the expansion of the 4‐H Saskatchewan Centre “Camp Rayner,” and the provincial Centennial Anniversary Celebrations in 2017. At the national level, in addition to being a member of 4-H Canada for nearly three decades, Mr. Bristow has served as a director and chair to the 4-H Canada Board of Directors, and as a trustee and chair of the Canadian 4-H Foundation.

Nancy Orr has been a leader both within the 4-H community, and beyond, notably as the first female provincial court judge, and the first female Provincial Chief Judge, and as a distinguished champion of Canadian amateur hockey. Throughout the years, Ms. Orr has served as a role model to youth in her club, and to her fellow 4-H leaders on Prince Edward Island, dedicating her knowledge, time and resources to 4-H, including as Chair of the PEI 4-H Trust. In 2009, Ms. Orr was recognized as 4-H Canada’s National Volunteer Leader of the Year. At both the provincial and national levels, Ms. Orr has been a generous donor to both the 4-H PEI Trust, as well as the Canadian 4-H Foundation.

Proudly sponsored by Farm Credit Canada, 4-H Canada’s Honourary Membership recognizes individuals who have embodied 4-H Canada values through their life and have delivered outstanding services to one or more levels of the organization. The recognition was created in 1950 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to 4-H in Canada. With the addition of Duane Bristow and Nancy Orr, there are now 73-lifetime Honourary Members.

“The contributions made by both Duane Bristow and Nancy Orr have been instrumental to the success of the 4-H movement, at the regional, provincial and national levels,” says Valerie Stone, Chair of the 4-H Canada Board of Directors. “In becoming lifetime Honourary Members of 4-H Canada, both Duane and Nancy are joining a special class of service-driven individuals, who have made significant and lasting impacts to the 4-H program in Canada.”

To purchase tickets to the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards on Feb. 22, 2021, or for more information, visit 4-h-canada.ca/4hawards.

For more information about the Honourary Membership, visit 4-h-canada.ca/awards.

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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 in Canada has close to 23,500 members and more than 8,700 volunteer leaders. 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 youth 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.

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Mike Sheeler
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