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4-H Ontario Announces 2019 Ambassadors

(Posted March 15, 2019)

4-H Ontario is excited to announce the selection of six new Ambassadors who will represent the organization across the province in 2019. This year’s Ambassadors will include Christie Annett (Lambton), Rose Danen (Perth), Allison French (Peel), Mel Karpenko (Peel), Michaella Snyder (Waterloo) and Rebecca Stockdale (Peterborough).


The 4-H Ontario Ambassador program is sponsored by FS. Since the program’s inception in 2005, the Ontario GROWMARK System in Ontario including UPI Energy FS and FS Co-operatives have provided Ambassadors with this experience through sponsorship of the program.  


Read on below for a listing and bio of the 2019 Ambassadors.

Christie Annett

Christie is a 4-H member from the Lambton 4-H Association. In her 11 years as a 4-H member, she has completed more than 26 projects, attended numerous 4-H Ontario camps and been presented with many awards including Top Agriculture Member in Lambton 4-H Association. Christie is proud to be a 4-H’er because she can’t imagine her life without 4-H. She has developed valuable communication skills and learned how to be a leader not just in 4-H, but throughout all aspects of her life.


Rose Danen

Rose Danen has been a 4-H member in the Perth 4-H Association for over nine years. During this time, she has completed more than 22 projects and also participated in 4-H Ontario’s Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp and Future Leaders In Action. Rose hopes that during her time as an Ambassador she will be able to encourage new members to join 4-H and existing members and volunteers to get more involved. She also hopes to continue to Learn To Do By Doing and give back to an organization that has transformed her life.


Allison French

Allison French has been a member of the Peel 4-H Association for eight years and she has completed over 75 projects. Among the vast number of projects Allison has completed, she has also put her 4-H knowledge to great success as she was the Provincial Go For The Gold Champion in 2016. Allison hopes to inspire others to join 4-H and “Learn to Do By Doing” while she continues enhancing her leadership skills through the 4-H Ontario Ambassador Program.


Mel Karpenko

Mel is a member of the Peel 4-H Association. Throughout her 5 years as a 4-H member, some of her favourite projects include veterinary, cooking and baking clubs, and Go for the Gold. Mel has attended Youth Adventure Camp, Provincial Leadership Camp and was the 2018 Go for the Gold Champion. Her favourite aspects of 4-H are meeting new people, trying new things and of course…snack! As a 2019 Ambassador, Mel is looking forward to sharing her passion for 4-H with everyone she meets.


Michaella Snyder

Michaella is in her twelfth year of 4-H with the Waterloo 4-H Association. She has completed over 90 projects and attended several other 4-H opportunities such as Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp, Future Leaders in Action, Citizenship Congress and the 4-H Global Networking Summit. Michaella is also now a volunteer in her association and is leading her own projects. Michaella is very excited to be one of the 2019 4-H Ambassadors and have the opportunity to give back to the organization that has shaped her into the person she is today. 


Rebecca Stockdale

Rebecca is from the Peterborough 4-H Association and is in her tenth year of 4-H. Over this time, she has completed over 96 projects and participated in many other 4-H opportunities including Youth Adventure Camp, a 4-H Club to Club Exchange to Saskatchewan and Career Mania. Rebecca is looking forward to being a 2019 4-H Ontario Ambassador to represent 4-H and have a positive influence on youth throughout the province.

The 4-H Ontario Ambassador program is sponsored by FS.  


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