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The 35th annual Royal Bank of Canada 4-H Interprovincial Exchange
Program is currently under way across Canada. Five 4-H members
from Nova Scotia will be travelling to various parts of Canada on
this two-week program.

The Nova Scotia delegates were selected through an interview
process based on their 4-H and community involvement.

Jennifer MacDonald of Antigonish County is travelling to
Saskatchewan. Colchester County member Angela Terry is being
hosted in Alberta. From Lunenburg County, Steven Russell heads to
Ontario, and Amy Biggs of Kings County won the travel award to
New Brunswick. Richmond County member Helen Smith is travelling
to Newfoundland.

Agriculture Minister Guy Brown praised Royal Bank for its support
of 4-H and the benefits of the exchange program.

"It is a wonderful opportunity for 4-H members to experience
customs and lifestyles in another province," said Mr. Brown. "It
also provides a forum to exchange ideas and information on
agriculture from their home province.

"The young people develop an understanding and an appreciation of
other Canadians and their 4-H programs."

In all, 17 delegates from Atlantic Canada are travelling to
various parts of Canada. They will attend a farewell banquet
tonight (July 2) hosted by Clay Coveyduck, senior vice-president
of the Royal Bank.

While the five young Nova Scotians are travelling, five delegates
-- from Newfoundland, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta -- will
be visiting Nova Scotia 4-H families for two weeks.


Contact: Cheryl Chandler

trp                      July 2, 1997 - 4:15 p.m.