Maureen Gustafson From Olds Wins Women Of Excellence Health & Wellness Award

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation recently handed out the hardware during its 11th annual Women of Excellence awards gala. Maureen Gustafson from Olds took home the 2018 Women of Excellence award in the health and wellness category.

Maureen Gustafston from Olds is the winner of a Women of Excellence award in the health and wellness category.
 
The Red Deer & District Community Foundation held is 11th annual awards gala at the Sheraton in Red Deer on Wednesday, June 6th.
 
Gustafson has volunteered in a number of capacities since moving to Olds and says a focus for her has been spiritual health. She currently volunteers with the Olds & District Hospice Society.
 
 
 
 
Gustafson's basic philosophy on life is "we all have talents that God has given us and we aren't meant to keep them we are meant to share them".
 
 
 
 
 
She was really humbled and really surprised to win the award.
 
 
 
 
 
Gustafson was also pleased to see several other ladies from Olds recognized with Women of Excellence nominations. She says that llist included Dr. Jody Carrington, Lisa Nicholson with Hope 4 Mountain View Kids and Christa Duquette with the Red Deer Doula Association in the health and wellness category as well as Lucinda Watkins from the Community Lending Shelf in the community builder category. 
 
 
 
 
Olds College Board Chair Leona Staples from Red Deer County was the winner of this year's Women of Excellence Agriculture Award.

 

More from Local News

  • Update - Innisfail RCMP Locate Stolen Music Equipment & Instruments

    Innisfail RCMP provided an update on Friday night (January 18th) that nearly all of the stolen property that was outstanding from a break and enter to a rural property east of the town of Innisfail has been located.

  • Innisfail RCMP Searching For Stolen Music Equipment & Instruments

    Two men have been arrested after music equipment and instruments were stolen from a rural property east of the town of Innisfail.

  • FCC Watching Five Top Economic Trends In 2019

    Farm Credit Canada has released the 5 key economic trends in agriculture to watch in 2019. Chief Economist at FCC J.P Gervais says market access is critical and there are lots of different trends that have an impact on the bottom line of farm operations here in Alberta. He says there is always the potential to see supply grow in commodities in 2019.

  • Olds Hosting AFAC Livestock Care Conference Again This Year

    The 26th annual Alberta Farm Animal Care Livestock Care Conference is coming to Olds this spring. The 2019 edition of the event is planned for March 20th and 21st at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. The Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction will be presented there as well.

  • Westview Co-op Invests In Hanna Crop Input & Building Supplies Business

    The General Manager of Westview Co-op is excited to add Consort and Hanna to the local Co-op family. Dennis Lang says Westview Co-op has acquired Fox Lake Agro Services - which has locations in Consort and Hanna - as well as Hanna Building Supplies.

  • 2019 Spruce View Lions Charter Night

    The Spruce View Citizens of the Year for 2019, Dick & Jean Foesier, will be honoured during the Spruce View Lions Annual Charter Night. It is coming up on Saturday, January 19 at the Spruce View Community Hall.

  • CLC Ride For Mental Health

    The Community Learning Campus and Olds College are hosting a "Ride for Mental Health". Recreation & Special Events Programmer at the CLC Steven Bowie says it is free for members of the community to drop in even without a gym membership. The ride will be a two day event this year at the CLC Fitness Centre on January 25th and 26th.

  • New Rules For Flying Drones Take Effect Later This Year

    According to Transport Canada tighter regulations that would impose age limits, knowledge tests and registration requirements on all drone operators are set to take effect this year - with June 1st, 2019 being the date for most of the changes. Earl Dreeshen - the Red Deer-Mountain View MP - says these rules are important to ensure the safety of Canadians. However, he adds, with technology moving quickly you want to make sure not hinder innovation either.

Recently Played