|Laurie Weatherill, President - Agriculture - Class of 1968|
I graduated from VAVC with a diploma in general agriculture and over the years have been involved in many ventures. My wife, Vivian and I still live in Tofield, Alberta, just across the street from where I went to grade one.
Local politics drew my attention and thus I have served many years on local councils and boards. I am now retired due to health issues, but still have some farmland and continue to grow a large garden and maintain a rural “get away” spot. Our children have all grown, married, and live within three hours of us. We have a total of nine grand children.
I truly enjoy the fellowship of all Lakeland College Alumni, so If you are in the Tofield area please stop in or give us a call (780-662-3382) and we could meet for coffee.
|Bill Fox, Vice-President - Agriculture - Class of 1958|
I am 1958 graduate of VSA’s two-in-one Agriculture Program and my life has focused on agriculture ever since. I have my own land restoration business doing land clearing and farm development commercially as well as having my own farming operation.
I am a delegate for Alberta Beef Producers and work with the Beaver River Water Shed Alliance, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and Alberta Conservation Tillage Society. My wife, Myrna and I are involved with the delivery of Classroom Agriculture Programs in Zone 8 schools.
I was very honoured in 2008 to be Lakeland College’s nominee for the PACE Award. The Alumni Association plays an important role in my life. I participated in the college’s 50 year celebration in 1963 then became actively involved following my 25 year reunion. Since then, I try to attend the Rose Ball each year.
I am currently serving as the vice president of the Alumni Association as well as one of the association representatives on the Centennial planning committee. Involvement with the Alumni has been a truly rewarding experience for me.
|Lynda Hughes, Treasurer - Business Education - Class of 1968|
|Charlie Jamieson, Secretary - Voc. Agriculture - Class of 1984|
|Vaughan Demetrick, Director - Livestock Major - Class of 1997|
|Maurice Lowe, Director - Livestock Major - Class of 1997|
I graduated from Lakeland College 1997 with a Diploma in Livestock Production. I should mention that I was a Legacy, as both my parents were graduates of the class of 1947. I have been involved with the Alumni Association since 1998, serving as both Vice President, President and now Past President . Also I am a founding member of the Stockman’s and Rodeo Alumni Chapter, of the Lakeland College Alumni Association. The past two years my family has been a major sponsor for Stockman’s Club Jackpot Steer and Heifer Show, held during Little Royal.
Before attending Lakeland, I served with the Canadian Armed forces as a medical assistant attaining the rank of Master Warrant Officer at the time of my retirement. During the last two years of my military service I graduated from Grant MacEwan College with a diploma in Nursing class of 1987.
I then began a small cow calf operation on the family farm, later converting to a grazing operation. I am currently serving on the board of my local feeder association, which provides loans to farmers/ranchers for the purchase of feeder cattle.
|Dave Osborn, Director - Fish & Wildlife - Class of 1998 & Livestock Production - Class of 1999|
|My wife, Janel and I have a son named Harlenn. Janel and I operate Wizard Livestock Services, doing custom fitting for show cattle, and providing farrier services, as well as some local skid steer work. Looking to expand into custom calving, and potentially some small load trucking for livestock and small equipment. General interests include fabrication with metal and wood, being outdoors, and finally being home to enjoy my family.|
|Debbie Holden, Director - Agri Business Major - Class of 1996 & Herd Health Tech - Class of 1998|
|Ed Henneberg, Director - Agriculture - Class of 1959|
|Olen Hillaby, Director - University Transfer - Class of 2010|
|Ashley Eisel, Director - University Transfer - Class of 2010|
|Kirk Kiesman, Director - Agriculture 2 in 1 - Class of 1958|
|Bert Featherstone, Past President - Agriculture - Class of 1959|
|I am married to Carole and have 4 daughters and 11 grandchildren. I spent a number of my younger years in northern Alberta and NWT. The majority of my working life was spent as a contractor and supplier to the mining industry. My work took me all over Canada and parts of the US but retirement has returned me to the village four miles from the farm where I was raised. Who said you can never go home?|
|Margaret Snelgrove, Historian - Home Economics - Class of 1947|
Bob Snelgrove and I both graduated in 1947. We were married in 1948 and together we raised a family of 1 girl and 7 boys on the farm near Vermilion. I loved to skate and for many years I helped little people learn to skate and/or play hockey. I was on the executive of the Vermilion Figure Skating Club, the Recreation Board and the Stadium Board. I also served a term or two on the Vermilion River Parent Advisory Board.
I was always interested in politics and worked on constituency association for Ashley Cooper, Don Mazankowski, Steve West and my son Lloyd Snelgrove. In 1983, I was appointed to the Lakeland College Board of Governors and during my 6 years on that Board I was instrumental in getting Alumni House for the Alumni. I was rewarded for my volunteered efforts being named Lady of the Year by Beta Sigma Phi Fraternity in 1998, Community Lifetime Volunteer by the Chamber of Commerce in 1999 and received on Alberta Centennial Medal from the Alberta Government in 2005.