4-H Manitoba, in partnership with 4-H Canada, has announced the launch of a new alumni program.

The initiative, known as Club 1913, was revealed Tuesday at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon.

The new online community, which can be accessed at club1913.ca, is available for more than 350,000 4-H alumni across Canada.

4-H Canada was started in Roland, Manitoba in 1913.

“I really enjoy talking and sharing with people who have been in 4-H,” said Carlie Whetter, President of the Manitoba 4-H Council. “Proud 4-H’ers love to share stories and experiences about skills learned, friendships made and how 4-H contributed to their success and provided a positive impact on their lives.”

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler, who attended the announcement, was also named an honourary 4-H leader for the upcoming year.

“It’s an honour to be a part of the launch of Club 1913 and recognize the proud history of 4-H in Manitoba,” he said. “4-H is an important partner for the entire agricultural industry. Today’s members, found in clubs led by volunteers across the province, are developing the skills they can use to lead our entire sector into the future.”

Since its inception in 1913 in Roland Manitoba, 4-H Canada has empowered young Canadians to become responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are passionate about making meaningful contributions to the world around them.