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About Andrea Hinton

I am a born and raised Albertan. My mother's side of the family hails from the farming hamlet of Sangudo Alberta, while my father's side of the family has deep roots in Calgary. Following graduation from Lord Beaverbrook High School I completed a 4 year B.Sc. in general science at Mount Royal University.  Each semester during my undergrad degree I made Dean’s Honour Roll.  I have spent most of my life in Calgary, more specifically Douglasdale, and it’s a place I am proud to call home. 

"Seeing how council has conducted city business over the past several years I have decided enough is enough.  I want to do my part to make Calgary a stronger city, and help its citizens." - Andrea Hinton

Caring for the Community 

Volunteering has been a consistent part of my life.  From 2006-2012 I volunteered at Prairie Oak Ranch where I cared for horses, and other livestock. In 2012 I was a volunteer at Bridlewood vet clinic, which lead to my first job as a veterinarian receptionist. I have also been a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services and South Health Campus. At South Health I was a friendly visitor, which included chatting with patients, gathering reading material for them, or taking them for strolls on the hospital grounds. I also attended the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where I held babies who were alone, giving them the love, and attention they needed. While attending MRU I volunteered with the Chemistry Department; working with other students and professors to revamp and create new laboratory procedures for the organic chemistry labs. I also participated with a student panel during a colloquium for the English Department. Toward the end of my university studies the Fort McMurray fire was occurring. I travelled to Boyle, Alberta to assist with the evacuee relief efforts. 

 

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Call To Action

Following graduation from MRU I worked as a laboratory analyst at the Alberta Oil Sands for several years until being laid off due to the economic impact of Covid-19. I understand the struggles many people are going through during these challenging times, which is one of the reasons I have chosen to run for city council. I want to make it my job to ensure the City of Calgary is working for the people, and not the other way around.

Personal Interests

My personal interests include horseback riding, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and hitting the gym.  In the late 2000’s I enjoyed showing cutting horses, which included showing at the Calgary Stampede.  Horseback riding at a competitive level has taught me the importance of hard work, good planning, and determination.  In more recent times I enjoy snowmobiling in the Rocky Mountains with my fiancé, and going to the gym to maintain my mental and physical well-being.

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Andrea Hinton riding in the 2012 Calgary Stampede cutting horse competition.

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Snowmobiling in the Rocky Mountains