Townsend, Isobel Rose - 1983 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Out of compassion for the hard-working farm women, Mrs. Townsend conceived the idea of a farm women's rest week. After approaching leaders of farm organizations and writing a letter to the Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Mrs. Townsend saw her dream of a rest week become a reality in July 1930. Every summer since, Alberta Women's Week has given women across the province an opportunity to learn, meet new people and relax. Throughout her life, Mrs. Townsend put emphasis on the value of people, and dedicated her time and energy to helping them.

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