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Farm Women’s Conference & Awards


Farm Women’s Conference & Awards

9 am to 4 pm | Thursday, February 7
Athabasca Regional Multiplex

$30 per person

Includes: coffee breaks, a hot catered dinner, and door prizes from our great sponsors!

Only 250 seats are being sold! Buy them today at the Athabasca County Administration Office or Athabasca Value Drug Mart.

2018 Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for the Modern Day Farm Woman of the Year and the Pioneer Farm Woman of the year to be presented at the upcoming Farm Women’s Conference & Awards to be held on February 7, 2019 at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex. Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm, Friday, January 4, 2019. Please download the nomination form and share some information about your nominee. New this year, once you submit a nomination it will be considered for a period of three consecutive years.

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients:



2017 Modern Farm

Woman of the Year




2017 Pioneer Farm

Woman of the Year


The following people and businesses contributed to making the

34th Annual Farm Women’s Conference & Awards another great success:



Lois Robocan, Birch Meadows Greenhouse; 

Al Jamieson, Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (Webinar); 

Bill Goodwin, Spruceview Inspection Services;

Aggie Thompson, Cecil Lewis & Mary Olson, The Golden Girls;

Shelley Chamzuk, Sole to Soul; 

Randy & Rai Smith, Catch the Country Spirit

It takes many hands to host a successful event and the

conference would not have been the same without:

Trevor Yurchak, Royal LePage County Realty, Awesome Emcee; Kathy McBeth, Caterer in Rochester for the fabulous meal and snacks; Media coverage from Les Dunford, Town & Country; Joseph Quigley, Athabasca Advocate; and Victor Kaisar, 94.1 The River; Lone Star Metal Art & Creations, David Guthrie, award gate signs; Athabasca Value Drugs & Rochester General Store, ticket vendors; Karl Kopan, Saket Sakharikar, Norm De Wet, Trent Keller & Ron Jackson – technical & promotional assistance and manpower support from Athabasca County.

Thanks to Quilting for Humanity and Hope Haven Women’s Shelter for being onsite and to everyone at the conference who contributed to these worthy organizations!


Remember to start planning your 2018 nomination for the

MODERN and PIONEER Farm Woman of the Year award!

We will call for nominations again early in the fall.


Farm Women’s Conference Planning Committee: 

Lorraine Gislason, Barb Hall, Joyce Handfield, Trisha Hatch, Marilyn Saunders, Mary Schmid, Roxanne Senyk, Bonnie Speers, Sonja Spence, Doris Splane