Show Your 4-H Colours Day

Celebrating Youth, Leadership, and Community

Show Your 4-H Colours Day is an exciting annual event that allows 4-H’ers of all ages to come together and celebrate the values and achievements of the 4-H movement in Canada. This year, Show Your 4-H Colours Day falls on Wednesday, November 1, which is also Global 4-H Day. Making the day even more special, we will be taking the day to mark the 110th anniversary of 4-H in Canada.

Read along to discover ways you can take part in this year’s Show Your 4-H Colours Day.

Wear your 4-H colours:

Everyone looks great in green, and wearing green is the easiest way to participate in Show Your 4-H Colours Day! Green symbolizes growth as 4-H members learn, grow, and give back to their communities. Buy your limited edition 2023 Show Your 4-H Colours Day t-shirts and bracelets from our shop. If you don’t have official 4-H gear, have no fear! Deck yourself out in your own green gear, whether it’s a t-shirt, hat, or scarf, and proudly show your support for 4-H.

Share your 4-H story:

This year’s theme for Show Your 4-H Colours Day is "Making A Difference Since 1913". If you have been involved in 4-H, share your personal story about how 4-H has made a difference in your life on social media, share with your club, or with friends and family. Share how 4-H has influenced your life and personal growth, and encourage others to get involved or support the program. Your story may inspire others to explore 4-H opportunities in their communities.

Participate in local events:

Find out if local 4-H clubs have organized special events and activities to mark Show Your 4-H Colours Day. Check with your province to see if there are any celebrations, workshops, or community service projects happening in your area. Prefer to do something more “spontaneous”? Plan to gather for a local landmark lighting! Landmarks all across the country are lighting-up in green on November 1. Check our website to find landmarks in your area, and come out with a group of friends! Joining these events can be a great way to connect with fellow 4-H'ers, 4-H alumni, and like-minded individuals and contribute to your community. Don’t forget to share pictures of your gatherings on social media and use the #ShowYour4HColours hashtag.

Volunteer or donate:

Consider giving back to 4-H by volunteering your time or making a donation. There’s no better way to making a difference than giving back to 4-H, whether it’s donating your time, buying special fundraising merchandise, or making a one-time donation to the 4-H movement. 4-H relies on the support of volunteers and donors to continue its important work. Whether you can spare a few hours to mentor youth or contribute financially to support 4-H programs, your help will make a difference.

Show Your 4-H Colours Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the values of 4-H and show your support for a program that has been transforming the lives of young people for generations. Whether you wear green, share your story, volunteer, or donate, your participation can make a meaningful difference in your community and help 4-H continue its mission of empowering youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that effect positive change in the world around them.