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Marlene is a native Calgarian and long-standing member of Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre. She previously served as President of our Centre from 2020 - 2022 and was re-elected in 2024.

Through her career, Marlene worked at three different companies in Accounts Payable and Payroll Departments, and has volunteered on three boards; her church board, Jaycees, and Square Dancing. Marlene's hobbies are cribbage, handicrafts and Square Dancing.

A very welcoming and approachable presence at the Centre, you'll find Marlene at most events as well as the Crib and Sharing Handicrafts clubs.

Vice President


Lynda dedicated 27 years to a career in education with the Calgary Board of Education. As a teacher, principal, and Director of Educational Services, Lynda valued building relationships and worked to upgrade public school libraries.

Since leaving the CBE in 2006, Lynda has been the Chair of the Marigold Library System, a cooperative network of libraries. In addition, she was Chair of Making Changes and the program, The Walk In Closet, a service that provided women in need with clothing suitable for going into the workforce.

Lynda’s belief in the power of education has extended into Mexico where she has been instrumental in fundraising for schools in the small town of Barron near Mazatlan.



Born and educated in Manitoba, Neil has lived and worked in Alberta ever since. He has worked for many years in senior management roles in both for-profit and non-profit sectors in the construction engineering industry.

Not only is Neil on the Board of Directors at Confederation Park, he is also a Board member of two other organizations, which complement his passion for golf and mentoring students in pursuit of their post secondary education.

Neil believes in the motto, “Service Above Self,” and looks forward to assisting The Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre Board and staff in working with members, the Community, and the various levels of Government to fulfil our Mission.

In addition to Neil’s formal business and accounting education, supplementary learning has been in the areas of leadership, Board Governance and risk management.



Having been involved in other not-for-profit organizations, Linda has been a member of the Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre since 2009.

Linda enjoys the processes involved in a non-profit. She has been a board member at Confederation Park for many years, holding various positions. As well as being a board member, she is also serving on several committees.

Linda is very interested to see how the Centre proceeds in the next few years.

Past President


Previously Vice-President of the Board, Sharon Dun served as President of Confederation Park in 2023.

Sharon has enjoyed being a member of Confederation Park for several years including taking part in classes such as Tai Chi and Pickleball. She has enjoyed volunteering, mostly in the kitchen for special events or lunches, and screening for COVID protocols in 2020 and 2021. This has given Sharon the opportunity to get to know members and to see how important the activities offered by our Centre are to members. 

Sharon's most relevant work experience was 30 years in property management specializing in Condominium Management. Sharon is happy to share her experience of working with boards, owners, trades, Government Regulators with Confederation Park.



Born and raised in Calgary, Dorothy has deep roots in the community. She worked as a teacher and then principal for 40 years mostly at elementary and middle school levels.  In these roles, she learned and applied much to do with governance, law, management and human dynamics as well as, of course, the education of children. Her acquired skills and knowledge have helped her become a valued Board and Committee member.  Continuing her role on the Governance Committee, Dorothy rejoined as a Board Director in 2023 serving previously for three years.

Dorothy's greatest satisfaction arises from having a son and daughter as well as two grandchildren who keep her very busy. She enjoys curling, cycling, golfing, and travelling.

Dorothy is a member in our chorus, Harmony First, and in the Writing Club. Dorothy believes our Centre provides a very valuable service to seniors and enjoys being actively involved.



Retired educator, and technology architect, speaker, author. Father, dedicated volunteer, a fan of hiking in nature and advocate of lifelong learning.

Robert has acted as a fiduciary for various non-profit organizations, ensuring stakeholder interests and company assets are protected, and overseeing key areas such as strategy, risk management, and capital allocation. Robert has served on the Springbank Development Advisory Committee and the Health and Safety Advisory Committee at SAIT Polytechnic. As former board president and chair of the Calgary Council for Advanced Technology, he led the transformation of the organization, fostering community building and technology awareness. Robert has also been involved with the Alberta ICT Council and served as a Trustee of High River Public Library. Before his retirement, he worked as a technology architect at Pan Canadian and later as an instructor at SAIT Polytechnic. In 2023, Robert joined The Centre board.



Lionnette is a retired school librarian. Her love of being with people enticed her to many hours of volunteering over the years.

She thoroughly enjoyed raising her 4 children and treasures being a grandmother to her 10 grand children.  Lionnette also enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family and friends. 

This centre is also a favourite spot for her to 'hang out' with good people and activities. You'll find Lionnette playing Euchre or singing in our choir, Harmony First.

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