On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Wellington 4-H Association celebrated their win of Provincial 4-H Go For The Gold at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The Wellington team included Josh Brander, Mary Brander, Sam Storey, Alexander Swackhammer and Jack Van Milligen, as well as coaches Tayler Black and Jennifer Pollock.
Go For The Gold is 4-H Ontario’s trivia style competition where youth ages 9 to 21 compete locally, regionally and provincially for the title of Go For The Gold champion. One team from each of the six regions across Ontario came together at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this past Saturday to compete for the championship title. The Go For The Gold competition is proudly sponsored by Ontario Mutuals.
“Congratulations to the Wellington 4-H Association and all the Go For The Gold competitors. Your hard work is evident, knowledge is admirable, and teamwork is second to none,” says Executive Director of 4-H Ontario Christine Oldfield.
The 4-H Ontario Go For The Gold competition also celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022. The first game of Go For The Gold was played in 1982 when the competition was known as Reach For The Top, modelled after the popular high school quiz competition.
About 4-H Ontario
4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today it is open to youth of all backgrounds across the province. 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self-confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable skills for leadership and life.