Mindy Olson

Second woman from Central Alberta wooing Bachelor

A second Central Albertan will be vying for a rose from Canada’s first Bachelor.

A second Central Albertan will be vying for a rose from Canada’s first Bachelor.

Mindy Olson, a 33-year-old photo lab manager from Rocky Mountain House, was announced on Wednesday as one of 25 women vying for the attention of Brad Smith on reality television.

Also in the running is Chantelle Harink from Sylvan Lake. She recently graduated from a pastoral program.

Dean Schweder, tourism and economic development co-ordinator for the Town of Rocky Mountain House, said that all advertising is good.

“Hopefully (Mindy) plugs Rocky Mountain House in a good way — and if she’s among the final (few), she’ll be able to bring the bachelor back and showcase our community,” said Schweder.

Either way, as soon as Mindy steps out of the limousine on opening night, Canadian viewers will find out that she hails from Rocky, added Schweder.

The town of 7,300 people will definitely be cheering her on, Schweder said.

Schweder said he understands from staff that Mindy works a photo lab, but he has never met her.

Although he’s never watched The Bachelor before, he will be sitting in front of the television now.

“She’s from our hometown so now you have to root for her,” said Schweder.

The show, Bachelor Canada, follows former CFL player Smith as he wines and dines the women over nine episodes.

It premieres on Wednesday on Citytv.

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