Inspiring Adults to Stay Active and Stay Involved

Board Members

President -Wendy Rodger

Wendy Rodger retired in 2016 after working many years in the seniors industry. This included 23 years at Kerby Centre in the areas of educational and information services and subsidized seniors housing. She has served on several Board of Directors and finds this work to be challenging and interesting. Serving on the Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre is an opportunity to share expertise and remain current on issues affecting seniors.

Vice 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.

Past President - Penny Chase

Penny Chase is proud to volunteer at Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre.  As President, Penny is committed to fostering the mission of “Inspiring Adults to Stay Active and Stay Involved.”  For her, it is vitally important for people to stay active and have somewhere they can go and engage with others.  She is proud to be a member and be a part of such a great friendly environment where adults can socialize and be a part of a community.

Penny is also a mother of three and grandmother to one.  When she is not volunteering her time, she can be found painting, cooking and dancing Scottish Country Dance quite a few nights a week.

Secretary - Doreen Herdman

Joined the Board in September 2018, after retiring from Suncor Energy in June. Originally from Scotland, I have been in Canada since early 2001 and consider myself “Sconadian” as I love both countries. My summer hobby is golf and winter hobbies are curling and Scottish Country Dancing – and I am also a dog lover!

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 - John Myles

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- Bill Taylor

Bill has been on the Board of Directors as Vice President for the past year. He brings varied experiences from University Administration, Management Consulting and Adult Education to the construction and equestrian businesses.

Bill would like to assist in maintaining the high level of professionalism within the Board and Administration.

Director - Linda Earl

Director- Bev Cumming

Advisor - Patricia Dosdall

Staff Members

Executive Director - Jeannette Provo

Jeannette Provo has been working with seniors going on 13 years now. 5+ years at Nifty Fifties, 7+ years at Greater Forest Lawn and now here at Confederation Park for 4 months.

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.

Judy Dufort is an alumnus from The University of Calgary, a self-proclaimed course addict and still in school. My goal is to change the perceptions of what a senior’s center can be, discover all the possibilities we can achieve together and be the leading senior center in Calgary. What can I do to help you reach your goals at our centre? Let me know because together everyone achieves more!

Coordinator of Volunteers - Angela McIntyre

Angela has been working for the Centre for two years now. She comes from a background of event and volunteer management in the Literary Arts world.

T& C Assistant Coordinator - Shauna Sheppard


Brenda Krugell

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