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AEF Special General Meeting- Nov 8th, 2014

An AEF Special General meeting will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, Nov 8th in the Theatre Room of the Airdrie Agricultural Center (view map)  to vote on proposed bylaw changes.  The AEF bylaws have undergone a full revision and members are encouraged to attend and vote their acceptance or rejection of the new bylaws that have been proposed.  The AEF is a member-driven organisation and we rely on getting input from our members so that we may best serve our members’ interests.

Some of the major changes/amendments that are proposed would include (but are not limited to):

  • the ability for members to cast votes by electronic means rather than being restricted to voting in-person.
  • introduction of terms for elected AEF board positions
  • slight revision of the board structure

View the meeting agenda


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2015 Proclaimed the Year of Sport in Canada

On October 16, the Harper Government proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada. This is an historic and wonderful announcement that underscores and celebrates the key role that sport plays in Canada.

The Year of Sport is a proactive pan-Canadian initiative implemented to celebrate sport in Canada and the role it plays in enhancing the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. During the year, sport events and other celebratory activities will highlight how sport benefits Canadians. Please pass the word along and use this occasion to profile and promote sport.


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Animal Health Week Sept 28-Oct 4, 2014

Animal_Health_WeekThe Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is highlighting antimicrobial stewardship during Animal Health Week from September 28 to October 4, 2014. It is an opportunity to promote veterinarians as responsible stewards of the important medications that keep animals and humans healthy.

Using the campaign slogan Our Role, Our Responsibility, we will encourage animal owners to trust in their veterinarian, use antibiotics safely and keep their pets healthy.

Animal owners should know that veterinarians are responsible stewards of the important medications that keep animals and humans healthy. Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, but their use must be appropriate in order to preserve the effectiveness of these drugs. Not all illnesses require an antibiotic prescription – testing may be required in order for a veterinarian to determine whether or not an antibiotic is required. Antibiotics should be administered exactly as prescribed by a veterinarian. Healthy animals can better fight off potential illnesses. A healthy lifestyle includes regular veterinary visits, vaccinations, parasite prevention, exercise and good nutrition.