Horse Racing Alberta Appoints New Chairman of the Board

    EDMONTON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) is pleased to
announce that appointment of Shirley McClellan as the Chair of the Board.
    Shirley McClellan was born in Hanna Alberta and attended school in Cereal
and Red Deer. McClellan served close to twenty years with the Alberta
Legislature, she was first elected in a by election on November 23, 1987. Over
the years she served many portfolios including: Minister of Agriculture, Food
and Rural Development, Minister of Finance, Minister of International and
Intergovernmental Relations, Minister of Community Development, and Minister
of Health, Minister Responsible for the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Commission. On November 22, 2004, Mrs. McClellan was elected to a sixth term
representing the constituency of Drumheller-Stettler and was appointed Deputy
Premier and Minister of Finance. She resigned her seat on January 15, 2007.
    Mrs. McClellan is looking forward to her new role, "I have great interest
in seeing the industry move successfully into the future. Horse racing is
viable in Alberta and can achieve even greater success thanks to the
dedication of the Board of Directors of HRA, the dedicated men and woman who
work and have invested in the industry and the operators of our fine racing
    Don Getty, Vice Chair of Horse Racing Alberta emphasized. "The industry
should feel very fortunate to have Shirley McClellan as Chair of the HRA
Board. I served with her in the Alberta Legislature and she is a hard working,
dedicated leader."
    Mrs. McClellan currently farms in New Brigden with her husband Lloyd and
her son Mitchell.

    Horse Racing Alberta is a private, not-for-profit organization with a
mandate to govern, direct, control, regulate, market and promote the Alberta
Horse Racing and Breeding Industry.

For further information:

For further information: Horse Racing Alberta, (780) 415-5432 or toll
free 1-888-553-7223

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