Armstrong, Ellen - 1973 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Mrs. Armstrong provided outstanding service to rural Albertans in many areas, and served with the Alberta and Canadian Federations of Agriculture. As a director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, she worked for improved radio and television coverage of rural Alberta. She served as director of the Alberta Safety Council for eight years. She petitioned for family courts in Alberta and for better health and social welfare benefits, including a school of social work. In her home community of Hussar, she organized the first Farm Women's Union of Alberta group and brought the first public health nurse and first district home economist into the area.

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