Board Members



Marlene is a native Calgarian and has been a member of Confederation Park 55+ for three years and became President of Confederation Park in 2020.

Marlene has worked at three different companies in Accounts Payable and Payroll, 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.



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 educated in Manitoba, Neil has lived and worked in Alberta ever since. He has worked for many years in senior management roles in both the 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.



Lynda dedicated 27 years to a career in education with the Calgary Board of Education. As a teacher, principal, and Director of Educational Services, she valued building relationships and worked to upgrade public school libraries. Since leaving the CBE in 2006, she 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.



Celia is originally from the Montreal area. She came to Calgary for her last degree and has been here ever since.  She was a teacher and a school principal for 40 years.

Celia enjoys travel, walking her dog, swimming, art, a good book and spending time with her family and friends.



Born in England, Linda moved to Calgary in the late 1960s. She held a few interesting volunteer and career positions. One very enjoyable position was as a puppeteer with Puppets for Peace, teaching bully-proofing in elementary schools. When she was younger, Linda worked as a nurse at the Foothills Hospital. Volunteering on the Concert Production Team at her church, she scheduled and organized various musical concerts. 

Linda became a Board member at Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre because she loves learning new things, working with volunteers, and bettering her community.



If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, contact Jeannette at 403-289-4780 or email her at



If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, contact Jeannette at 403-289-4780 or email her at

Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre | 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW Calgary, AB T2L 0W1 | 403-289-4780

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