Durham West tackles a can, bottle & battery drive

Durham West tackles a can, bottle & battery drive

Durham West tackles a can, bottle & battery driveDurham West is continuing to be very busy! All our members are looking forward to the re-opening of the province, which means more opportunities for our club! We continue to have virtual meetings, and planning is under way for hopeful summertime socials. Our Can/Bottle/Battery drive has happened, and we will have totals shortly. Durham West wishes to thank everyone in the community who donated cans, bottles, and batteries, this fundraiser is always quite successful, and Durham West looks forward to many more like these. Our roadside clean up is planned for June 19th at 11am. Last year we covered a road within the Township of Scugog and we were quite successful with five bags of garbage, two bags of beer cans, and two tires. Members of the club are looking forward to this project/social. Durham West wishes everyone a safe and happy summer, and hopefully we will all be able to visit again soon! Stay tuned to the Durham West Junior Farmers Facebook page and Instagram page for updates on our club! By: Meghan McLeod

Middlesex Makes a Moove with Mental Health

Middlesex Makes a Moove with Mental Health

Middlesex Makes a Moove with Mental HealthWith the start of a new year, comes the promise of new beginnings and opportunities. However, with the start of 2021 came more lockdowns and restrictions for everyone throughout the province. In hopes of lifting everyone’s spirits, the Middlesex Junior Farmers launched an exciting new campaign, the Mental Health ‘Moovement’. During the month of April, our members challenged other Junior Farmer members, friends, family and alumni to ‘Lift their Moods’ through a lifting challenge. There is a correlation between mental health and physical health, and doing exercise can improve one’s mood. Once challenged, people were asked to do 10 lifting reps with any object that they could find. Everyone had fun being creative with their challenge as many were seen lifting pets, kids, tires, ladders and many other interesting household items. Check out #MentalHealthMoovement and #MiddlesexJF to see everyone’s submissions! The Middlesex Junior Farmers have more exciting initiatives coming soon, so stay tuned to learn more! By Katelyn O’Neil

North Simcoe’s Annual Road Clean-Up

North Simcoe's Annual Road Clean-Up

Saturday May 29th was a beautiful sunny day for North Simcoe’s annual road clean-up. We had a great turn out with 13 members in attendance. We were able to collect 2 truckloads of garbage, including over 200 beer/ liquor cans on our small 5km stretch of adopted road. Special shout out to our President Alex Spence for his great “Dad” outfit. By Adrianna McGinnis

The Flamingo Project

The Flamingo Project - JFAO

For the past 3 years, pretty pink flamingos have travelled the lawns of Stormont, Glengarry and surrounding areas. On their journey around the countryside they raise funds for a graduating high school student. The Stormont-Glengarry Junior Farmers call these colourful birds the Flamingo project. With the funds raised we are proud to offer a bursary to a graduate that embraces the JFAO motto “Self Help and Community Betterment” and; our Mission as Junior Farmers “to build future rural leaders through self-help and community betterment.” This project brings joy and laughter during hard times to the people that get “flocked” and financial support to a hard working graduate. By: Courtney Courville