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David Hovell now chairs 4-H Canada Council board

Port Williams Dad, David Hovell, is shown with his daughter, Taylor, as he takes over chairing the board of 4-H Canada.
Port Williams Dad, David Hovell, is shown with his daughter, Taylor, as he takes over chairing the board of 4-H Canada.

PORT WILLIAMS, NS – A Port Williams Dad is now chair of 4-H Canada Council’s board of directors.  

David Hovell posed with 4-H Canada's national mascot Frisco.

David Hovell’s proudest moment in his 4-H career, he says, was when his daughter, Taylor, joined the Cornwallis Project 4-H Club – making him a 4-H Dad.
His 4-H history dates back to 1978, as a member of the Cornwallis Project 4-H Club. Hovell has volunteered with 4-H Nova Scotia since 1988. In 2006, he was elected a trustee of the Canadian 4-H Foundation, later serving as its president.
An agri-business booster, Hovell is a wine tourism enthusiast and 4-H activist, who operates North America’s only winery tourism destination experience aboard a traditional British double decker bus.
He holds a variety of business interests and is a former executive director of the Wolfville Business Development Corporation.
“All of our newest board members and foundation trustees embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen and build 4-H in Canada,” said 4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner.
Hovell said, “4-H Canada is fortunate to have a council board providing strong national leadership and committed to ensuring a high quality 4-H program across Canada. 4-H is recognized for its strength supporting the responsible citizens of tomorrow – the catalysts for change, innovation and leadership – who Learn To Do By Doing.”
“For me, it is a distinct privilege to have been elected chair of the 4-H Canada Council Board of Directors to deliver on 4-H’s promise to make a positive impact on young Canadians, “ Hovell stated.

About 4-H Canada
For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has more than 24,000 members and nearly 7,400 volunteers.
Its’ goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit and follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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