At Wikjord Financial Group we have always felt that giving back to our community is important. Over the years we have all volunteered with various organizations and we have had the privilege through our partners at RBC Wealth Management and RBC Commercial Banking to sponsor our local Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) & Stampede by donating to their scholarship program and the 4-H Interactive Display Tent.
Junior Beef High Aggregate Scholarship
The Junior Beef Show Senior High Aggregate Scholarship is a bursary for the purpose of assisting the youth of our communities in their pursuit of higher education. Qualifications require a history of dedication to excellence as demonstrated in their performance at the Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede.
* some belt buckles you buy, some you earn
4-H Dairy Show Scholarship Senior High Aggregate
This bursary is for 4-H Dairy Club members of B.C. who complete a minimum of 3 years in the program. Entrants collect points based on competitions ranging from fitting and showmanship, to conformation and judging. Candidates must show that they have a commitment to their community as well as have successfully passed the 4-H Junior Proficiency test. The Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede is one step along the way to exhibiting the ability of candidates to successfully manage a dairy farm. The funds are awarded for the pursuit of post-secondary education.
4-H Interactive Display Tent
This is an interactive area for kids of all ages to learn about the various 4-H programs and the agricultural process. There are discovery stations right from raising animals to the processing of grain aimed at teaching the next generation about agricultural. Its also a great place to let your kids explore a few fun activities while visiting the IPE.
About the Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede:
The Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) & Stampede is BCs largest agricultural fair drawing on average 150,000 visitors to Armstrong, BC over 5 days during the September long weekend each year. It has been in operation as a Not-for-Profit organization since 1899. The Rodeo is an annual stop on the Canadian Wrangler Rodeo Tour. The IPE has a strong focus on families & children, they provide both fun and educational activities including a Mooturnity and a Petting Zoo, hands on agricultural activities and interactive family entertainment.