Wellington 4-H finishes in second place among Go for Gold provincial winners

ROCKWOOD – 4-H Ontario announced the provincial winners of the 2020 Go For The Gold competition (GFTG), with John Taylor, president/CEO of OMIA, present at the virtual event, sponsored by Ontario Mutual.    

“There’s nothing more enjoyable than witnessing our young friends from 4-H develop their knowledge, skills and leadership. Whether it’s in the show ring, at local club meetings or, in the case of 2020, online with Go For the Gold”, says John Taylor. “Having had a chance to take in an online regional play-down and the Ontario final, I’m more convinced than ever that the capacity to learn, achieve, and most importantly, grow together is unlimited in our 4-H members and leaders.”    

4-H Ontario recognizes volunteers and members on their extensive knowledge of 4-H project materials, agriculture, food, community events and much more. GFTG 2020 was completely virtual including provincial, regional and local level, with 295 members participating. 4-H hosted all the games using a virtual gaming platform (Kahoot!), and members answered questions consisting of multiple choice, short answer, true and false and pop-up photo ID/word scrabble questions. 

The 2020 provincial results are:   

  1st – Stormont ;
– 2nd – Wellington;
– 3rd – Oxford;
4th – Peterborough;  and
5th- Grey.

4-H Ontario Stormont acknowledges their team members: Aimee Van Loon, Hamish McDonald, Bobby Robinson and Dougie Robinson. Coached by: Molly McDonald and Neil Robinson.

“Stormont’s Go for the Gold team did an excellent job representing Stormont and Region 2 in this year’s competition”, says Stormont president and GFTG Coach, Molly McDonald. “Our team members worked extremely hard.”