Historic Sites of Manitoba: 4H Monument (Roland, RM of Roland)

On 12 May 1963, this stone monument near the municipal office in Roland was unveiled by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba at a ceremony attended by 4H President J. R. Racine, Reeve Albert E. Wakely, Agriculture Minister George Henry Wilson Hutton, D. B. Young of the Canada Department of Agriculture, Carol Preston, Ross Richard, J. D. Moore, Mrs. E. Ward Jones, J. D. Graham, and Mrs. James Byers. It commemorates the establishment at Roland, in 1913, of the first of Canada’s Boy’s and Girls’ Clubs, known since 1952 as 4-H Clubs.

4H commemorative monument

4H commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

4H commemorative monument

4H commemorative monument (May 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.36566, W97.93926
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: 4-H

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roland 4H Museum (Roland, RM of Roland)

4-H Clubs of Canada, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.


“Roland 4H,” Historic Sites Advisory Board Office Files, Schedule CH0263, Accession GR1597, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2023

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