Albertan women are rising! We are strong and spirited women! We are REAL WOMEN! After all, we come from the “wild” west! We are hearty (thanks to the climate). We are fun-loving - ever been skiing or snowboarding to Lake Louise with us or stompin’ through Cowboys with a Pale Ale in -hand with one of “us” on your arm during the Calgary Stampede? We are explorers - wanna dig up dinosaur bones in Drumheller? We are Chic (talk about the masses of boutiques all over this Province and wait-till-that-new-Holt Renfrew-opens in downtown Calgary). And please note - top Couture Fashion Designer Paul Hardy is located here in Calgary and dresses goddesses world-wide on runways and red carpets. And we are savvy. It’s tough to break the glass-ceiling in the male-dominated oil, gas and beef sectors!
So we have learned well, thanks to our ancestors like Nellie McClung, to use our feminine wiles and guises to strive for our own successes, and turn heads along the way. We appreciate nature and enjoy the great outdoors (from the Prairies to the Lakes to the Rocky Mountains and everything in-between). We are sports enthusiasts (Oilers/Flames and Stampeders/Eskimos die-hard fans). We are also queens of hospitality (ahem – we still set the bar for friendliness and our hospitable ways thanks to the 88 winter Olympics). We love stilettos yet we love our cowboy boots and hats too. And we know about cattle, horses, and beer, to boot!
And - even better - WE KNOW HOW TO COOK A STEAK! We even eat them, too!
What man wouldn’t want to hook a Canuck – especially one from Alberta? We are thoroughbreds! We are elegant and educated, but make no mistake, we are good – hearted “Broads”.
What guy could resist these enchanting Albertan fillies?
I am proud to say, I am Canadian! And yes - an Albertan. And I proudly support other pioneering Albertan women as I will honor Mitzie Wasyliw on Monday, March 9, at the Woman of Vision Luncheon at the Calgary Westin.
Simply put, we are Wild Roses!