Alberta Canola Announces Director Nomination Results

November 1, 2022

Edmonton, AB – November 1, 2022, The call for nominations for farmers to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission in Regions 1, 4, 7, and 10 closed yesterday. This nomination cycle resulted in one nomination for Region 1, four nominations for Region 4, one nomination in Region 7, and zero nominations in Region 10.

The two canola producers elected by acclamation are Christi Friesen from Brownvale and Paula Law from Lacombe. Friesen will represent Region 1 and Law will represent Region 7.

Region 4 will see an election between the following nominees: Jeannette Andrashewski of Two Hills, Kyle Tarkowski of Myrnam, Mark Smook of Vegreville, and Ralph Tessman of Okotoks who farms in Region 4. The four candidates will be given an opportunity to speak to producers at the Grower Engagement Meeting in Fort Saskatchewan on December 1, 2022. Eligible producers in region 4 will be mailed an information package and a voting ballot before November 30th. Ballots will be counted on January 9, 2023.

The next step for Region 10 is to hold an election for a director at the Annual General Meeting on January 17, 2023.

Media contact:
Michelle Chunyua

Manager of Communications
Alberta Canola
(587) 525 – 5939



Directors may serve two consecutive three-year terms on the Board of Alberta Canola.

Director terms begin immediately following the Annual General Meeting to be held in Lethbridge on January 17, 2023. Registration link for the AGM

Alberta Canola is hosting four Grower Engagement Meetings in November and December. For complete details and to register please visit

For more information on the Alberta Canola regions visit:

A full list of committee Chairs and Board of Directors and their contact information can be found on

The mission of Alberta Canola is to support the long-term success of canola farmers in Alberta through research, extension, consumer engagement, and advocacy for canola farmers.

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