ROCKWOOD, ON (October 3rd, 2020) – 4-H Ontario is thrilled to announce 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. 4-H Ontario would also like to thank the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for their continuous support.  

The 2020 Provincial Results are as followed:  

1st – Stormont 

2nd – Wellington 

3rd – Oxford 

3rd – Oxford 

4th – Peterborough 

5th– Grey 

4-H Ontario Stormont acknowledges their brilliant team members: Aimee Van Loon, Hamish McDonald, Bobby Robinson, 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 by reviewing manuals, creating note cards with key information points and practice questions. We had weekly Zoom meetings with our players and coaches to review material and practice Kahoot! online quizzes in preparation for the big day. On the big day the anticipation was high as our players competed exceptionally well against 4 other regions. Winning this year’s competition is an excellent way to celebrate our members hard work and dedication. The team accepted the challenge to participate in a great opportunity. This showcases Stormont as a thriving association, as we continuously increase our involvement in 4-H Ontario activities for our youth. The coaches are extremely proud of them!” 

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About 4-H Ontario: 

4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and as 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. 

About Ontario Mutuals: 

Ontario Mutuals. Ontario Mutuals is the overarching brand for 39 independent, 100% Canadian, property and casualty insurance companies across the province.  

Community based, mutual companies are owned and operated for the benefit of policyholders. There are no shareholders. Each mutual’s board of directors is elected from among the policyholders. 

Premiums, together with income from investments, are used to pay losses sustained by the policyholders as well as the expenses of running the company. Any excess surplus generated on a year to year basis either remains in the company’s surplus account for the benefit of the policyholders or may from time to time be refunded to policyholders. 

It’s a concept of mutual trust, and has been the choice of many since the first mutual opened in 1856. 

The Ontario Mutuals brand is managed through its trade association OMIA, (Ontario Mutual Insurance Association) who develops marketing, communication and consumer solutions for its member companies. OMIA has a rich history dating back more than 135 years. 

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For more information please contact:  

Emma Curtis, Communications Assistant, 4-H Ontario  

519.856.0992 x462,