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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

Leaving an everlasting legacy for the Swan River Valley, Manitoba, Canada

Foundation Feature

Encouraging local students to work in animal health in a rural area

  – Foundation Feature July 19, 2016 courtesy of Swan Valley Star and Times

Picture of Erica Brandson, first year of veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary

Erica Brandson has completed her first year of veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary. She was the recipient of the Rex and Bev Leach Animal Health Bursary Fund through the Community Foundation of Swan Valley.

To be eligible for this bursary, the recipient must be entering or enrolled in the animal health field with an emphasis on local students to encourage them to work in the field of animal health in a rural area. Rex Leach was a veterinarian in the valley until his passing seven years ago. His love of the area and his passion for animal science lives on in this legacy.