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The Athabasca Area Seniors' Memory Project was initiated in May 2015 by the Athabasca United Church in collaboration with Athabasca University and the Alice B. Donahue Library & Archives in Athabasca.

Funding was obtained from the federal New Horizons for Seniors' Program, the Alberta and Northwest Conference of the United Church of Canada, the Watkins Fund for Innovative Ministries with Senior Adults at the United Church of Canada Foundation, and the Alberta Community Initiatives Program.

Athabasca United Church co-leads on the project: Rosemary Neaves and Mavis Jacobs.

Co-ordinator: Shirley Stashko.

Athabasca University assistance with the online portal: Colin Elliott, Marcia Woytovicz, Kathy Helms, and Larry Shwartz.

Portrait Photographers: Renee Sibera and Jesse Ajayi.

Local Archivists: Marilyn Mol and Gina Payzant.

Personal stories are still being collected, and interview enquiries are welcome. Please contact Athabasca United Church.


Phone: 780-675-2341 Email:

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