Meet some of the great people that are changing the landscape of Alberta’s Special Area for good.

Jesse and Clayton Williams

Rural high school sweethearts Jesse and Clayton Williams married in 2011 and lived in Calgary to obtain their education: Jesse, an Agronomist and Clay a Petroleum Engineer. The pair settled on an acreage near Strathmore and commuted to downtown Calgary to work in their specialties.  Jesse grew up on a ranch outside of Brooks, while […]

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Lee and Clayton Quashnick

Returning to Special Area 2 was a natural move for brothers Lee and Clayton Quashnick. Raised on a farm minutes from Hanna, they are 4th generation farmers who are proud to carry on the century-old legacy of their family. Both Lee and Clayton left after high school to further their education – Lee in Land […]

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Lacey Delorme

Lacey and Andrew Delorme aren’t your typical rural returnees. Hailing from Calgary and Ottawa, Lacey and Andrew met in the urban centre of Edmonton. Work found them in Special Area 3’s Sedalia; Andrew in the Oilfield and Lacey as a farm hand, where they quickly fell in love with the tight-knit community and rural lifestyle. […]

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The Yules

The Yules are a great example of a young family living their dream life in the Special Areas. Kelsey runs a successful chain of beauty schools and works on the family ranch with her husband and kids near Cessford, in Special Area No.2.

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Colin and Barbara McNiven

Colin, Barbara and Rena McNiven wander out their front door on a balmy winter day. Just a short walk away, their horses wait to say hello. It’s the lifestyle Barbara says she and her husband envisioned when they planned their future together.

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Kelly Crisp – KC Creations

Kelly Crisp doesn’t have to look far for inspiration. It’s staring back at her every time she looks out the window. Kelly is inspired by the beautiful scenery and changing landscapes in Alberta’s Special Area. She uses that inspiration to fuel the creativity that makes her photography business, KC Creations, so successful.

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