For the last several years the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild Society have sponsored an award for the Chilliwack District 4H. Last night, at Rosedale Traditional School, I had the honour of awarding a young man the “Learn to do by doing award” at the Chilliwack District Awards. Carlos Kortekaas and his parents have graciously given us permission to list his name as the winner of the award this year.
Over the years I have seen many 4H members at the various Chilliwack Fairs and other events around our valley. I have not had a much closer connection than that, though I have always been impressed by their hard work and enthusiasm. Having attended the dinner and awards I now have a much broader understanding of this amazing organization and am more impressed than ever. Carlos and his siblings are just one family of many in our Valley who have achieved many goals through this program. It was very encouraging to see so many young people embracing the ethos of Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Many thanks to the Chilliwack District 4H Council for inviting us to participate in supporting these wonderful teens. I look forward to next year and another chance to celebrate them!