2016 - 2017 Board of Directors

  • Peter Ratcliff
  • Andrea Peyton
    Vice Chair
  • Tom Sides
    Past Chair, Secretary
  • Andrea Peyton
    Chair, Finance; Treasurer
  • Dick Frenz
    Chair, Adopt-A-Teen
  • Sharon Bell
    Chair, Communications
  • Hugh Murphy
    Chair, Fund Development
  • Kim Watamaniuk
    Chair, Governance and Strategic Planning
  • John Stevens
    Chair, Human Resources
  • Gilbert Drapeau
    Chair, Social Services
  • Linda Kennedy-Romaniuk
    Chair, Volunteers

Board Members

  • Kimberly Armstrong
  • Major Donald Bladen
  • Nancy Bouchard
  • Harry Fuccaro
  • David Kovacs
  • Wendy Massey
  • Lana Nordlund
  • Mark Reid
  • Susan Sarrasin
  • Ivan Sawchuk

A message from the 2016 Board Chair, Peter Ratcliff

The Board of Directors of the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton acknowledges Wendy Batty’s retirement with a heartfelt thank you for her years of leadership and guidance.  Under Wendy’s 20 years as Executive Director, the Christmas Bureau established itself as a strong community partner working with many stakeholders to ensure Edmonton families could share a festive meal together. We wish Wendy and her family much happiness and joy in her retirement.

Coming into the role as Executive Director is Darlene Kowalchuk.  Darlene has been with the Christmas Bureau for the past six years as the Volunteer Coordinator and then as Campaign Director. Please join us in welcoming Darlene as she takes on this new challenge in a challenging year.

2016 is a difficult year for many in our community. With your support, we will serve a festive meal to over 65,000 people - families of all configurations, seniors living alone and singles in need.  Everyone within the Christmas Bureau is humbled by the trust and support of our community.   Thank you for your continued acts of kindness towards Edmontonians in need, and together we will make a difference.