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Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation 
September 2012


Have You Registered for Creating Rural Connections?

This is a must-attend conference held in partnership with Olds College, Alberta Rural Development Network, and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. 

Regions. What are they? Do they matter? How do they affect rural communities in Alberta and across Canada? With the theme “Regional Realities and Approaches” guiding the Creating Rural Connections 2012 Conference and Tradeshow, these and other questions will be explored through keynote speakers, presentations and posters, workshops and discussions, and panel sessions. Held from October 11 to 13, 2012 at Olds College in Olds, Alberta, the Alberta Rural Development Network is hosting this national conference in partnership with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and Olds College.

For further information on the conference click here

Call for Nominations to CRRF Board 

This is a call for nominations for Members to be elected to the Board of the Canadian Revitalization Foundation (CRRF). The Board is normally made up of eleven (11) members. The following Executive officer positions will be open: - President - Secretary. In addition to these there will be six (6) other Board Member vacancies. 

You are welcome to nominate yourself or other potential candidates. You must be a member of CRRF to hold a position. Membership fees can be paid on the CRRF website. The term of office is for two (2) years. Nominations can be made in advance of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or at the AGM itself. The AGM will take place in Olds, Alberta on October 11, 2012. Nominations of candidates and questions about the board can be submitted to either Matthew Brett ( or David Douglas ( 

For information on CRRF membership, current activities, our Strategic Plan (2010-2015), our Constitution, recent conferences and research workshops, the forthcoming October 2012 collaborative Conference with the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN), and the current Board composition, see our website -

Invitation to 2012 CRRF AGM

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) to be held on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 from 11:00 am to12:00 pm at Olds College, Olds, Alberta. Everyone is welcome. 

Further details on CRRF and the upcoming AGM can be found at:

Invitation à AGA de la FCRR

Vous êtes invités à assister à l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la Fondation canadienne pour la revitalisation rurale (FCRR) qui se tiendra Olds College à Olds (Alberta) de 11:00 à 12:00 jeudi le 11 octobre 2012. Bienvenue à tous.

Pour plus d’information sur la FCRR et l'AGA, voir:

CRRF's Open Access Policy

CRRF has an Open Access Policy, which may be of interest to presenters and attendees at the upcoming conference in Olds, Alberta. The policy grants people full rights to reproduce, reuse and publicly present articles and materials published or presented through CRRF for non-profit purposes. Click here for more information on copyright for all presentations and materials presented at CRRF policy conferences, workshops, and events.

Upcoming Events
Creating Rural Connections Conference (October 11-13, 2012 in Olds, Alberta)
Rural and Remote Health Research: Creative Approaches (October 25-27, 2012 in Levis, Québec)
Innovation and Modernising the Rural Economy (3-5 October 2012 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
Inspiring Smart and Caring Communities (6-8 June 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba)
CU Expo 2013 (June 12-15, 2013 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland)
Rural Tourism with a Global Agenda (June 12-14, 2013 in Hólar, Iceland)

E-Zine Call for Articles

CRRF generates approximately three E-Zines per year to showcase recent rural and regional development initiatives. Contributions for upcoming issues of the E-Zine are welcomed. Please contact Kate Hall ( if you would like to contribute. 

Still Time to Purchase Your CRRF 2012 Membership!

Being a member of this Canada-wide and international collaborative network brings with it a variety of benefits. CRRF offers both a one-year membership ($30) and a five-year membership ($100).  Become a member of CRRF today by clicking here.

The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) is a charitable institution committed to bettering the lives of rural Canadians. For more information about CRRF please visit You have received this communication as a past participant to a CRRF sponsored event.

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