Alberta Canola Announces New Board of Directors

January 23, 2023

Edmonton, AB – January 23, 2023, Alberta Canola is pleased to welcome four new directors to the Board, Christi Friesen from Brownvale, Paula Law from Lacombe, Jeannette Andrashewski from Two Hills, and Cheryl Westman from Vermilion. Friesen will represent Region 1, Law Region 7, Andrashewski region 4, and Westman region 10.  

Back Row (L-R) Christi Friesen, Charles Simoneau, Jeannette Andrashewski, Paula Law. Wayne Schneider, Christine McKee, Justin Nanninga, Alan Hampton. Front Row (seated L-R) Andre Harpe, Roger Chevraux, Ian Chitwood. Absent: Cheryl Westman

Following the 33rd Annual General Meeting held on January 17, 2023 in Lethbridge, at the 1st annual Alberta Canola Conference, the Board re-elected both Roger Chevraux of Killam as the Chair, and Ian Chitwood of Airdrie as the Vice Chair.  

“Alberta Canola would like to thank outgoing directors, Dan Doll, John Mayko, Mike Ammeter and Cale Staden for all their hard work over the last six years. Representing Alberta’s canola growers and the different needs of their regions helped the Board exercise good judgement and make sound decisions,” said Roger Chevraux.  “The Board is grateful for their contributions and diverse perspectives.”  

During the Annual General Meeting Alberta’s canola growers voted to approve the new draft bylaws as presented. Alberta Canola would like to thank Marketing Council staff for their guidance during this process. The next steps before the Bylaws and new Marketing Plan Regulation come into effect are to gain approval from the Marketing Council board and the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation. 


Media contact:
Michelle Chunyua
Manager of Communications
Alberta Canola
(587) 525 – 5939 



A full list of Board of Directors and the committees that guide the board can be found on 

For more information on the Alberta Canola regions visit: 

For more information on the approved proposed Bylaw changes visit 

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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