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Two 4-H Members Take Home Awards at 2022 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Ottawa, ON, May 30, 2022 – 4-H Canada is thrilled to announce that two 4-H members took home awards at the 2022 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), hosted virtually by the University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus from May 16 to 20, 2022.

Mark Norregaard from Balzac, AB was awarded the Silver Medal – Excellence Award for his project “A Comparison of Natural Corrosion Inhibitors on Metals.” The Excellence Awards recognize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) excellence.


Mark Norregaard of Balzac, AB brought home the Silver Medal – Excellence Award from the 2022 Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mark Norregaard

Mac Dykeman from Langley, BC walked away with two awards, The Canadian Acoustical Association Award, and the Challenge Award – Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food for her project “A Simple, Scalable Method for Reducing Stress in Chicks During the First Seven Days Post Hatch.” The Canadian Acoustical Association Award is given to an outstanding senior project related to acoustics, the science of sound, while the Challenge Award – Agriculture, Fisheries and Food recognizes outstanding projects that help ensure food security, sustainability, or competitiveness in agriculture, fisheries, or food production. The Challenge Award targets issues that are important to Canada’s youth, the future of our country, and the world.


Mac Dykeman of Langley, BC won two accolades for her poultry-related project at the 2022 Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mac Dykeman

In addition to awards won by 4-H Canada members, Thông Quách of Saskatoon, SK was winner of the 4-H Canada Sustainable Agriculture Award for their project, “Saved from the Lepidopterans.” The award, which is sponsored by 4-H Canada, is given to an outstanding junior project related to sustainable agriculture or farming.

Norregaard and Dykeman were joined at CWSF by Alexandra O’Connor of Vibank, SK. All three 4-H’ers earned their CWSF spots after taking top honours at the 2022 4-H Canada Science Fair this past March, which was made possible with the generous support of Bayer Crop Science Canada – 4-H Canada’s Science & Technology pillar partner.

“The creativity and passion for science from our 4-H members never ceases to amaze me,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. “Huge congratulations to Mac, Mark, and Alexandra for their innovative projects and impressive results. We know their hard work has inspired the 4-H community across the country, and we look forward to seeing even more projects and participation next year.”

4-H Canada’s involvement in CWSF is part of an ongoing commitment to further science and technology skills and knowledge development for youth through 4-H programming. Together, 4-H Canada and Bayer Crop Science Canada are working to spark a passion for STEM in today’s youth leaders.

"It’s critical we support the passion youth have in STEM and recognize their awesome work!” said Trish Jordan, Senior Business Partner, Communications, Government & Industry Affairs with Bayer. “The ingenuity shown by Mark, Mac and Alexandra are exciting examples of the great ideas shaping agriculture.”

For a full list of this year’s 4-H Canada Science Fair participants, visit 4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair/2022. More information on the 4-H Canada Science Fair can be found at 4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair.

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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 8,500 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 us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About Bayer

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2021, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 44.1 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, visit www.bayer.ca.

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Lori Barron
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4-H Canada
lbarron@4-h-canada.ca
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