December 8, 2016 — Grande Prairie UFA Farm & Ranch Supply Store —
Tony Mitchell was celebrated as a 2016 winner of the 4-H Alumni Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his contributions to 4-H and his community of Sexsmith, AB. Mitchell was presented with a UFA 4-H Alumni Volunteer Service Award certificate and a $500.00 UFA gift certificate. According to his nominator, Tony Mitchell “has deep roots in 4-H.” He is not only an alumni himself, but has children involved in the 4-H beef program. He supports 4-H as an assistant leader, but also as an organizer for the local Achievement day. Also, he currently sits as President of Alberta Cattlemen’s and director and announcer for the Peace Country Beef Congress. Over the years Tony has worked relentlessly on his vision to bring pro rodeo to Teepee Creek. It became a reality, and now one of the largest pro rodeos on the circuit visits the Teepee Creek Ag Centre, a structure which was inspired by Tony’s efforts. “Tony is a visionary to many organizations. He sees an opportunity and is able to garner community support to help it grow. He leads with a goal in mind,” explains one of Tony’s nominators.