The Stockmen's Memorial Foundation

The Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation was officially organized in 1980 by fifty founding members comprising of ranchers, farmers and individuals who wanted to commemorate the Canadian livestock industry.

The organization was incorporated as a non-profit association and was established as a foundation by an act of the Alberta legislature. It is also approved as a charitable organization by Revenue Canada.

Objectives of the Stockmen's Memorial Foundation are:
  • to identify, honour and remember the builders of the livestock industry and others who have made outstanding contributions to its progress
  • to provide historical and business information relating to the livestock industry
  • to familiarize the public with the lore of the cattle industry
  • to encourage a general appreciation of the sociological and economic significance of the livestock industry.

Directors:
  • Bill Bateman – President
  • Reiny Kristel – Vice President
  • Don Hepburn – Treasurer
  • Jane Mason – Secretary
  • Jim Burns – Director
  • Erik Butters – Director
  • Edith Edge – Director
  • Mac Elder – Director
  • Ian Airth – Director
  • Bill Janzen – Director
  • Colleen Munro – Director
  • Sheldon Karbonik – Director
  • Dennis Wearmouth – Director
  • Rod Morison – Director

Membership is available to anyone interested in preserving the western heritage through our special collections of library materials and artificats. For more information on how to register to become a member of the Stockmen's Memorial Foundation, please call the librarian at (403)932-3782 or e-mail her at library@smflibrary.ca The membership form is also available for download in PDF format.

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Stockmen's Memorial Foundation
101 RancheHouse Rd
Cochrane, Alberta
T4C 2K8
Phone: (403) 932-3782
Fax: (403) 851-1324
E-mail: library@smflibrary.ca