Skip to content

4-H members raise thousands for shelter project

A total of $30,230 was raised through the initiative.
Eagle Beef & Multi Club 4-H members and their supporters pose for a photo at last week's show and sale. Submitted photo

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY – Eagle Beef & Multi Club 4-H club members and their supporters have raised more than $30,000 in support of the new Kirsten’s Place emergency shelter being built in Olds.

Amanda Sande, club leader, says the 75 members of the club gave back to the community through the donation of two animals at last week’s 64th Annual Achievement Day show and sale at the Olds Regional Exhibition.

The new Olds emergency shelter, now under construction, is named in her honour.

“Kirsten Gardner was a member that is very near and dear to a lot of members of Eagle Beef & Multi Club, and that is why it was a unanimous decision when it was brought up to raise money with our donation animals to help build the Mountain View shelter that is being built in her memory,” Sande told the Albertan.

The Achievement Day began with the members doing a great job of showcasing their animals, she said.

“At 7 p.m. we switched gears to the donation animals Bert & Ernie and the Dutch Auction in Support of the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society Outreach  “Kirsten’s Place” and the stands were electric.   

A total of $30,230 was raised through the initiative.

“Our winners were Green Key Agro on the steer and they generously donated it to the food bank. The lamb winner was George & Diane Hogeland,” she said.

“Thank you to each and every person that bid and bought tickets for your chance to win Bert & Ernie.”


push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks