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Two New Members Appointed to Board of Directors

Edmonton, Ab- Rural Alberta Development Fund’s Board of Directors has filled two vacancies on the Board of Directors with the appointment of two new members: David Bodnarchuk of Edmonton and Doug Gardner of High River.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Bodnarchuk and Mr. Gardner to our board,” said Jann Beeston, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Their expertise and experience will make important contributions to our overall board competencies and help guide us forward.”

David Bodnarchuk is a Chartered Accountant, who spent his weekends and summers of his youth helping on the family farm near Gibbons. He currently resides in Edmonton and is Founder and President of eventIQ inc., an online event software company. With his solid business background, David knows how valuable building partnerships, creating effective management teams, producing community leaders and helping small and growing businesses are for the success and sustainability of our province’s rural communities.

Doug Gardner from High River is a retired teacher, now focused on real estate. Doug knows what it takes to help shape and guide the future success and sustainability of Alberta’s unique and diverse rural communities. As a community leader and engaged citizen, Doug has been a Public School Board Trustee for the Foothills School Division No. 38 since 2000 and has served on the board of directors on the Provincial Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), as well as many other community boards and committees.

Rural Alberta Development Fund is a not-for-profit company that inspires innovation, collaboration and growth across rural Alberta. In 2007, it was capitalized with $100 million by the Government of Alberta as part of its Rural Development Strategy. So far, $77.5 million has been committed to 71 projects. Applications are now being accepted for the remaining $22.5 million, which must be committed by March 31, 2012

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