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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

UFA To Thank Local Vermilion Winner With $10,000 Farmer’s Day Prize

From left, Teresa Patry, UFA Petroleum owner Darren Selte, UFA Board of Director member Harold Haugen, Jason Patry, and UFA Vermilion Delegate Jeff Nott. Photo Lorna Hamilton

On August 5, UFA Board of Directors Harold Haugen from Killam and UFA Delegate for Vermilion Jeff Nott presented Teresa Patry and her husband Jason with a duffle bag and two $5000 WestJet Gift cards at the UFA Vermilion Farm & Ranch Supply Petroleum location.

Teresa and her husband who own and operate TJ Cattle just south of Vermilion entered the ‘Get it Done and Get Away’ contest which was available to UFA members. Teresa mentioned that she had never won anything of this significance before.

“I’m not sure where we are going to go at the moment, I am thinking it may be Maui, Hawaii because Jason and I were married there 25 years ago and I think it would be nice to go back there,” commented Teresa.

She commented that they have been lifelong members of UFA and that they are really happy they had to opportunity to enter the contest, “The win is kind of surreal,” said Teresa.

UFA Marketing Content Creator, BJ Normand was also present for the presentation and commented that, “This is the first year we have offered a big prize such as this. We have always had our Farmer’s Day BBQ and last year we had gift cards. With all the things that have happened and things being cancelled due to COVID we thought it would be nice to give away an opportunity for someone to travel now that travel restrictions have lifted. We are all excited to get back to normal life.”

UFA has a rich history of celebrating Farmer’s Day, dating back to a 1945 convention resolution where the Cooperative declared a fixed date to observe ‘Farmer’s Day’ to recognize the importance of Alberta’s agriculture industry.

“We continue the tradition today and this year celebrated our farmers and ranchers in a big way with the ‘Get it Done and Get Away’ contest! Our hard-working members who help feed the world deserve a vacation and this contest offered them a chance to win one of five vacation getaways.” stated a UFA press release.

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