4-H is a non-profit organization whose principal goal is to develop young people’s interest in nature and the environment. Each year, 4-H clubs across Canada participate in cultural exchanges which involve the pairing up of two clubs from different provinces; members then visit each other in their respective hometowns.
This year, the Lachute 4-H club is teaming up with a group from Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan youths spent the last week of July in Lachute, visiting with their Québécois counterparts and exploring the area, including Ottawa and Montreal.
Then, from August 10 to 17, ten members of the Lachute 4-H Club will travel to Kerrobert for the second part of the exchange. Once there, club members will be attending several cultural and agricultural activities, such as square-dancing workshops and livestock exhibitions.