Inspiring Adults to Stay Active and Stay Involved

Board Members

President- Bill Kurtze

 Now in his second term as   President, Bill is dedicated to   improving and advancing the   work of Confederation Park 55+.   Bill brings to his role a wealth   of management experience.

Further bio information will follow

Past President - Pat Pitsel

Pat has a commitment to volunteering having sat on the Calgary Police Commission, the Calgary Convention Authority, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association. 

Pat spent the bulk of her time conducting training programs for a variety of companies in Western Canada 

A psychologist by training Pat recently retired from her practice and is now offering management coaching by email.

Vice President - Marlene Monilaws

Is a native Calgarian and has been a member for three years. She has worked at three different companies doing Accounts payable and Payroll. She has volunteered on three  boards, Church, Jaycees & Square Dancing. Her hobbies are cribbage, handicrafts and Square Dancing.

Gillian Lines - Treasurer

Secretary - Dorothy Dyer

Born and raised in Calgary, I have deep roots in the community. I worked as a teacher and then principal for 40 years mostly at the elementary and middle school level. In the role of principal, I have overseen budgets of as much as 6 million dollars and supervised staffs of over 45 people, as well as overseeing education and well-being of students in schools up to 650 boys and girls. I have served on a multitude of committees over those years.

My greatest satisfaction arises from having a son and daughter as well as two grandchildren who keep me very busy. My personal interests include curling, riding my bike, golfing, and gardening. I have been involved with the Confederation Park +55 Activity Centre in the chorus as well as the writing club.

Treasurer - Marlene Monilaws

Is a native Calgarian and has been a member for three years. She has worked at three different companies doing Accounts payable and Payroll. She has volunteered on 3 boards, Church, Jaycees & Square Dancing. Her hobbies are cribbage, handicrafts and Square Dancing.

Director - Muyideen Elegbede

Joined Confederation Park 55+ in April 2018 as a Director and I brought on board over 20 years work experience in the oil and gas industry both in North America and Africa. I am a Director, Project Services in Makum Limited, an Engineering Project Management Consulting firm since 2013 till date. I worked with multinational companies like Chevron-Texaco, Nigeria for about 10 years, Chevron Canada, Shell Canada Energy and Willbros Canada in project controls and cost management roles. I have Masters degree in project management from University of Calgary, MBA, Bachelor degree in Accounting, and professional designations in Accounting and project management.

Director - Lynn Greig

Before becoming a Real Estate Agent for 35 years, with Remax, I was the Assistant to the V.P. of Land  for Mobil Oil. I have three grown children and am a very “hands on” grandma to four wonderful grandkids.

I am a relatively new member (2 years), but, volunteer and participate in classes and groups as much as I can.  Each one is filled with wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic people (Pickleball probably one of the most enthusiastic)!

 I live in the Community of Capital Hill  and was on their Board of Directors for 6 years. I was also a member of  The Calgary Real Estate Board Charitable Foundation Board of Governors for 4 years.

Director- Bev Cumming

I arrived in Calgary in the early 60's with the first wave of "settlers" from Saskatchewan. It wasn't too long before I acquired a husband, three daughters, and eight grandchildren.

After retirement, I found my way to Confederation Park where I enjoyed programs such as Conversation Café, Bridge and the writing group, "No Dead Horses".

I have also been involved on the Board of Directors for a number of years. We have always worked hard to keep CP55+ a place to enjoy friendships as we stay active and stay involved. I am happy to be part of the Board as we meet new challenges and I look forward to moving ahead during these difficult times. 

Director - Celia Barrington

I am from Montreal, came to Calgary to finish my last degree and never left. I was a teacher and school administrator for Rockyview Schools for 36 years, and was heavily involved with professional development, organizing several educational conferences. I am functionally bilingual and have had the good fortune to have travelled extensively. Retired now, I enjoy walks with my dogs, visiting with family and friends, and keeping myself active.


Director - Rael Kalley

Rael has been an educator, speaker, trainer and business performance coach for 25 years. He is the President of Strategic Pathways Inc. and developer of OnCourse, a multi-tier self-growth coaching program tat has elevated the standard

Director, Sharon Dun

Information to follow. 

Staff Members

Executive Director - Jeannette Provo

Jeannette Provo has been working with seniors going on 15 years now. 5+ years at Nifty Fifties, 7+ years at Greater Forest Lawn and now here at Confederation Park for 2 1/2 years.

Her goal for Confederation Park is to utilize the many talents of her staff in bringing some diversity to the centre, as well as expanding on the already amazing classes and activities already being offered.

403-289-4780 ext. 202


            Executive Assistant  - Jade Nielsen        

Jade is delighted to be joining the team at Confederation Park 55+ Seniors Activity Centre, in the position of Executive Assistant. Jade has worked previously in customer service and office administration. She is well versed in a variety of social media platforms and technology in general.  She is very excited for the opportunity to connect with the community and to work within the non-profit sector. With a passion for people, her goal is that her skillset and enthusiasm will enable her to serve the members of our community and make a difference within their lives. Jade lives with her partner in SW Calgary and enjoys spending time in nature and pursuing artistic endeavours.

403-289-4780 ext. 203


       Fund Development and Marketing Coordinator - Trish Weatherup   

Trish Weatherup is thrilled to be joining Confederation Park 55+ Seniors Activity Centre as Fund Development & Marketing Coordinator. Trish has worked in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of fund development, communications and administration for over 20 years. She has an affinity for working with smaller charities that make a difference in the communities they serve. Trish particularly enjoys working on behalf of seniors wellness. She specializes in strategic fund development, prospect research, grant writing, marketing, donor  and media relations.

403-289-4780 ext. 201 email:

T & C Coordinator - Debbie Nay

Debbie Nay has been with the Centre since 2009, coordinating the Tea & Conversation Program and now the Volunteer program with Richard Ma.

403 - 289-4780 ext. 206


Aman Gill - Bookkeeper

403-289-4780 ext. 207


Volunteer Coordinator- Richard Ma

Richard is an alumnus of The University of Lethbridge with a degree in Accounting and a business administration diploma. Richard also brings 5+ years of experience dealing with older adults from his previous job. He has been with Confederation Park 55+ since 2019, and he enjoys every day seeing and interacting with everyone.

Richard's goal is to help make Confederation Park 55+ a safe place for older adults to socialize and keep active, but mostly a place they can have fun.

403-289-4780 ext. 200


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