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Mr. Monkey Lefranc

Many years ago, Natasha jumps off the bus and says “I am gonna make for Monkey a suit.  I do not think he likes being naked all the time”.

MLN:  And exactly how are you going to do that Monquette?

She proceeds to tell me that they had learned to sew clothes and repair clothes in 4-H.  More information follows about the 4-H program in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick.  Our local community runs it and both girls attended The Anglican Parish of Shediac’s 4-H program taught by various members in our community in Shediac. 

Rebecca and Natasha were taught how to sew and repair clothes by our wonderful Parish member Sharon Connors.

Kid whips out the sewing machine and the sewing machine.  Then takes remnants of material (I always have a lot of material having taught how to sew by my mother and I used to sew all my clothes plus some for the girls) and makes a suit for Mr. Monkey.

Monkey is naked now because his suit is in the wash. You will also see the clothing pattern that Sharon got the kids to start with.  She had them make PJs first before other things like Aprons, etc.. but started with the Pyjamas because kids love to wear what they make themselves.

Meanwhile Uganda kids have no knickers.  I am not sure if I should be crying or laughing.  You people need to teach the kids basic life skills.  OR else they will be begging for undies for generations.


Natasha’s sewing kit

Clothes kids can make 


4-H New Brunswick

Description of service(s) 4-H in New Brunswick is a rural, community based organization, which develops life skills such as citizenship, cooperation, responsibility, independence, entrepreneurship, leadership, teaching of proper environmental practices and financial management through achievement in project and program work for young people between the ages of 6 and 21.

The program is organized into local 4-H Clubs, 4-H District Councils and the Provincial 4-H Council. In the 2017-2018 year we have a total of 5 districts, 24 clubs, 567 members and 161 adult volunteer leaders in New Brunswick.

Today we offer a number of different projects for members to participate in. Our top livestock project is light horse with dairy and beef following closely behind. Great Outdoors is the top life skills project followed by crafts and foods.

In addition to project work the New Brunswick members and leaders have a number of activities they can participate in:

Annual conferences and camps for members and adult volunteer leaders

Provincial Communications Competition with the top senior 4-H member eligible to be sent to the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition held in connection with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Annual Canoe trip

Provincial 4-H Show

Annual Wilderness and Camping Retreat

Trips to the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition in Regina, Saskatchewan held in connection with Agribition, National Dairy Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, National 4-H Members Conference in Saskaychewan, Citizenship Seminar in Ottawa, National 4-H Members Conference in Washington, DC.

Beef and Dairy Project Members are sent as a team to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto

Reciprocal Exchanges for Senior 4-H members to the United Kingdom, Finland, Taiwan, Korea, Costa Rica and Jamaica

There are also scholarships opportunities available to our members and a National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award for leaders.

The 4-H program in New Brunswick is a quality educational experience for its members and adult volunteer leaders and participants are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them.
Dates Program is Offered Sept-Aug
Areas Served New Brunswick
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) – 21 year(s)

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: August 14, 2019 at 01:24PM

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