Media Advisory - Alberta dealer elected 2009 President of Canada West Equipment Dealers Association



    CALGARY, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Mr. Gail Halderman of Medicine Hat New Holland
Ltd., in Medicine Hat, Alberta was installed as President of the Canada West
Equipment Dealers Association at the Canada West Annual Meeting on January 30,
2009. The Annual Meeting was part of the Association's 68th Annual Convention
which was held in Regina, Saskatchewan January 29 & 30, 2009.
    Medicine Hat New Holland Ltd., represents a complete line of New Holland
lawn, garden, farm and construction equipment to the agricultural and consumer
market. They also have a second location in Brooks, Alberta.
    Joining President Gail Halderman on the 2009 Canada West Executive
Committee are Past President, Duane Smith, Jay Dee Equipment Ltd., Swift
Current, SK; 1st Vice President, Gerald Grandmont, Leo's Sales & Service Ltd.,
Winnipeg, MB; newly elected 2nd Vice President, Peter Lacey, Cervus LP,
Calgary, AB; and, NAEDA Director Kelly Mathison, Enns Brothers, Brandon, MB.
John Schmeiser, Executive Vice President is also a member of the Executive
Committee.
    Cheryl Hellekson, Camrose Farm Equipment Ltd., Camrose, AB was elected to
represent dealers in District 2 Zone 2 (Central AB). Hellekson is a Case IH
and New Holland dealer with two dealerships located in Camrose and Grande
Prairie, AB. Hellekson becomes the first female director in the Association's
history.
    Re-elected to the Board of Directors for two year terms were Daryl
Forbes, Island Tractor & Supply (1999) Ltd., Duncan, BC; Alex Reschny, Douglas
Lake Equipment LP, Dawson Creek, BC; and, John Mathison, Moody's Equipment
Ltd., Saskatoon, SK.
    They join fellow Directors Cam Bode, South Country Equipment Ltd., Moose
Jaw, SK; Cam Kay, Agland, Lloydminster, AB; Duane Kent, Murray's Farm
Supplies, Shoal Lake, MB; and, Warren Kotzer, WarDale Equipment (1998) Ltd.,
Yorkton, SK.

    Canada West represents approximately 400 agricultural, industrial and
outdoor power equipment dealerships in western Canada and is affiliated with
the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA).




For further information:

For further information: John Schmeiser, Executive Vice President,
Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, Phone: (403) 250-7581; Gail
Halderman, President, Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, Ph: (403)
528-2800; Cheryl Hellekson, Camrose Farm Equipment Ltd., Ph: (780) 672-9136

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