Local awarded with high honour

A local woman has recently been honoured for her efforts with the Fort Ostell Museum in Ponoka.
Sandy Allsopp, museum coordinator, was awarded with a certificate in museum studies by Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong on Sept. 25.

Museum coordinator Sandy Allsopp receives a certificate from Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong.

A local woman has recently been honoured for her efforts with the Fort Ostell Museum in Ponoka.

Sandy Allsopp, museum coordinator, was awarded with a certificate in museum studies by Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong on Sept. 25.

Allsopp traveled to Edmonton to receive the certificate at the Alberta Museums conference.

Allsopp’s achievements are impressive. She began taking the Alberta Museum Association, ‘Museum Studies’ program in 2006 and completed the program in 2008. The distance learning program consists of eight courses that are offered at various museums throughout Alberta.

Also awarded was university chancellor, Sandy McTaggert who donated Chinese art and Jack Dempsey, history author.

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