Operation Minerva 2013-03-15

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Message from Praxis Regional Executive Director, Lorne Cooper:

 Alberta Women's Science Network

Alberta Women's Science Network

A huge thank you is extended to the 56 young ladies who participated in our very successful 21st Annual Operation Minerva, to our mentor volunteers, our presenter volunteers, the many other volunteers who assisted us; the businesses and organizations who supported us and especially Lauren Hider, Gary McFarlane and Linda Cooper, Coordinator of Operation Minerva. Specifically, Praxis wishes to acknowledge the support of the Alberta Women's Science Network (AWSN) and :

For Lunch:


  • An anonymous donor
  • Crescents Heights Dairy Queen - Dilly Bars
  • Medicine Hat Coop - donation
  • Panago Pizza - Cheese Pizzas
  • Sobey's IGA - Fruit Trays
  • Tim Horton's - Doughnuts

Participant's "Loot" Bag (see picture in Workshop Gallery below):

  • Praxis Sling Back Pack
  • Praxis Foamy Sports Dart
  • Praxis Thank You card to be filled out by the participant and mailed to their mentor
  • ERCB brochure note pad, lunch bag and travel band-aide dispenser
  • Methanex tote bag
  • Egg Farmers of Alberta Pen and Herb for Egg Salad wrap
  • Egg Farmers of Alberta ruler, 2 pencils, pencil sharpener set
  • Hat Smart hand crank LED flashlight
  • ASET ruler & shape stencil
  • Alberta Canola erasable hi-liter
  • Cybermentor brochure
  • Dunmore Road McDonald's free fries coupon & free fruit smoothie coupon
  • A & W Free Root Beer coupon
  • Dunmore Road Burger King free Junior Whopper hamburger coupon
  • Dunmore Road KFC dinner coupon - 2 pieces chicken and fries
  • Taco Time Free Combo Meal / Medicine Hat Lodge Water Slide pass

Mentors, Workshop Presenters and Volunteers Recognitions and/or Gifts: 

  • Awesome Blossom
  • Grower's Direct
  • Earls
  • Moxies
  • Blondies' 
  • Mauro's
  • Beefeater
  • Merle Norman
  • Top's Pizza and Steak House
  • M & M Meats Shops

Mentor (Job Shadow) Sites: 

  • Alberta Health Services - Health Inspectors
  • Alberta Health Services: Hospital (Dietary, Renal Unit, Imaging Departments) 
  • Blair Stubbs & Associates
  • Cancarb
  • City of Medicine Hat (Environmental Engineering & Gas Utilities Departments)
  • CJCY 102.1
  • Crestwood Dental
  • Cypress View Veterinary Clinic
  • Excel Physiotherapy  
  • Matrix Solutions
  • Medicine Hat College (Engineering, Chemistry, Sports Medicine, Robotics)  
  • Methanex
  • River Dental
  • Safeway Pharmacy
  • Valley Pet Hospital

Workshop Volunteer Presenters:

  • Alberta Health Services - Speech and Audiology Department
  • Alberta Health Services - Health Inspectors
  • DRDC - Colours of Chemistry
  • Matrix Solutions
  • Medicine Hat Police Services
  • Super T Aviation

Conference Venue: 

  • School District #76 and Medicine Hat High School

Many of our Conference Volunteers who came from: 

  • Female staff members of MHHS Math and Science Departments
  • University of Alberta EDEL330 3rd Year Education Students


Photo Gallery - Mentor Sites (Job Shadow): 

Photo Gallery - Workshops:

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