Braithwaite, Hazel Eva - 1978 Hall of Fame Inductee

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To many Albertans Hazel Braithwaite was considered to be one of the most influential women in the history of Alberta's agriculture. For more than 40 years she spearheaded women's farm movements in the province. Her life had reflected her attitudes, her works mirrored her concerns. Simply put, she was a doer. First and foremost, Mrs. Braithwaite was a mother and farm wife, and to her that was a full-time occupation. Yet, she found time to immerse herself in the United Farm Women of Alberta (FWUA) and held every possible position including a five-year term as president. Through the FWUA she initiated the first Indian/Non-Indian Student Camp in Canada. In agricultural areas Mrs. Braithwaite had served on the Boards of Directors of the National Farmers' Union and the Alberta Federation of Agriculture and was prairie farm woman representative to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. She had served on bodies concerned with the elderly, education, children with disabilities, consumers and civil defence; had sat on the University of Alberta Board of Governors, and was elected to the U of A Senate. Mrs. Braithwaite led an active life, showing no sign of slowing down as she promoted causes over the total spectrum of life in Alberta.

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