BMO Farm Family Awards
Every year, the Calgary Stampede and BMO Bank of Montreal recognize outstanding farm families in southern Alberta. The awards program was created to promote a renewed urban-rural relationship and to recognize outstanding southern Alberta farm families who best typify the value of the family farmer to our society. The program focuses on recognizing the contribution to the enhancement of quality of life as a family unit. Each year, the municipal districts in southern Alberta nominate one family. The families are brought to the Stampede for the BMO Farm Family Awards, which includes a reception, greetings from Alberta's Minister of Agriculture, brunch, awards presentation, and family photograph session. The winning families are then treated to an afternoon Stampede Rodeo performance. The 2017 BMO Farm Family Awards will be held on Monday, July 10 at the Palomino Room in the BMO Centre.
|Event Date:||July 10, 2017|
This invitational reception will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017 and will take place at the Palomino Room in the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary.
To name and recognize outstanding Albertan farm families in the districts South of Red Deer.
Purpose of Award:
- to promote the relationship between urban and rural people
- to focus on Agriculture at the Calgary Stampede
- to increase the awareness of the high ideals of Agriculture and the opportunities of rural living
- farm families must be actively involved in both agriculture and their community
- agriculture must provide the major source of income
- must be active in primary agriculture and have members residing on farm
Alberta Agriculture Service Board representatives from the various districts/ municipalities
What happens next:
All nominees are honored at the Farm Family Award Ceremonies held in conjunction with the Calgary Stampede. It is at the ceremony and brunch that the families meet with BMO Bank of Montreal representatives, government officials, Calgary Stampede Board Members, and Stampede Royalty. Each family member receives free admission to the park, a Farm Family Awards limited edition pin, and an afternoon rodeo ticket. Professional family photographs will be taken and each family will be presented with a personalized farm gate sign.
Congratulations to the families who were nominated for the 2017 Farm Family Awards!
Cardston County - TR Cattle Corp., Roger & Lori Thomson
County of Forty Mile - A and B Acres, Andrew & Bev Dykstra
County of Newell - Henrickson Ranching Ltd., Will Henrickson
County of Warner - Snow Land & Livestock, Dale Snow
Cypress County - L. Gill Ventures Ltd., Laverne & Launa Gill & family
Kneehill County - Dau Farms, Bill and Dallas Dau
Lethbridge County - Double Diamond Farms, Wayne & Dianna Michaelis
MD of Foothills - Stimson Creek Ranches, Roy & Lenore McLean
MD of Pincher Creek - Turnbull Charolais, Carol-Ann Turnbull
MD of Ranchland - Webster Ranch, Tony & Debbie Webster
MD of Taber - Reynolds Family, Murray & Helen Reynolds
MD of Willow Creek - Cudlobe Farm, Dyce & David Bolduc & family
Mountain View County - Rafter TX Livestock, Bertram & Patricia Ann Pringle
Rocky View County - The Gallelli Family, Darcey & Leisa Gallelli
Special Areas #2 - Majestic Ranches Ltd., Marg & Simon Schonhofer & family
Special Areas #3 - Kulyk Family, Russel & Carla Kulyk
Starland County - Heck Family, Brian & Kim Heck & family
Vulcan County - Tharle Family, Glen & Marsha Tharle
Wheatland County - Kaiser Charolais Farms, Randy & Wendy Kaiser