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Elbow park Residents Association (epra)

Connection - Community - Commitment

The Elbow Park Residents Association (EPRA), is the oldest community association in Calgary. We are fast approaching our 100 years milestone. This is only possible because of the generous contribution of you, our residents.

We lease and operate the clubhouse and park from the City of Calgary. We control how those resources are used in the community. BUT it also means we are responsible for all the associated costs; we pay the bills to cut the grass, flood the rinks, maintain the Clubhouse etc. Your contribution is vital.

EPRA relies on you through membership fees, donations, fundraising, Casino, sponsorships and importantly volunteer hours to operate and provide services for the community. The EPRA is governed by a volunteer Board that is elected annually at the AGM. Volunteers contributed over 5,700 hours last year.

Please consider getting involved. Become a member, volunteering your time or donating to help build and support our resident association the EPRA.

Monthly Board Meetings 

Board meets on the First Tuesday of every month. (No meetings in July or August.) ALL members of Elbow Park are welcome to attend ANY EPRA Board meeting. 

Annual General Meeting

Annual general Meeting is held in November each year.  Watch Events for details.

You need to be a member to vote at the AGM.

Become a member

Keep current with EPRA News

Stay informed. Read our blog, Digital Newsletter from the Board and the Gazette.

EPRA news

Development in the Community

The Planning Committee reviews all development permits and co-ordinates with the City of Calgary on planning and transportation initiatives.

Learn more

EPRA Board of Directors 

Lisa Poole
Long time resident Lisa Poole is passionate about Elbow Park community and has held a number of community roles over the years including Elbow Park Minor Hockey more...

Association Ice Coordinator and Elbow Valley Soccer Coordinator. Lisa walks around the river on a daily basis and loves to stroll down 4th street to enjoy and support the many restaurants and small businesses. Lisa can frequently be found in a pilates class at the Community Centre.

Jane Virtue
Past President
Jane has a keen interest in connecting people in order to influence change. She believes that open communication, transparency and collaboration will improve any situation. more...

She began as a Registered Nurse who moved into management and later, after completing her MBA, she turned her focus to Business Strategy. Jane now uses those skills in her work with non-profit organizations including EPRA.

David Newby
Dave is a retired CFO having spent almost all of his career working in the UK, Asia, the US and Canada in the oil and gas business. more...

He was born and raised in Central England, arrived in Calgary in 2005 and, for all but his first year here, has lived in Elbow Park. Dave has built a long and successful second career as a volunteer board member in non-profit organizations, with over 20 years serving the sports, domestic violence and community sectors, and joined the EPRA board in 2021. Dave and his wife, Angela, have 4 children between them - one in the UK, one living and working in Calgary and two High schoolers still at home.

Volunteer Opportunity
Vice President

Aletha Brooks
Aletha moved to Calgary "for just a year or two" 17 years ago. She has lived in all quadrants of this great city, but has called Elbow Park home for 7 years. more...

During the summer months, you will see her doing the park circuit with her two kids (there are so many within walking distance!), and in the winter moving from skating rink to skating rink! Drawn in by the trees and walkable areas, she and her husband now appreciate the people they have met and the connections they have made. Aletha joined the EPRA as Secretary in 2019 when her neighbour Margo transitioned to Development and asked her to consider helping. Her background in Human Resources made it a good fit and she loves seeing the generosity of time and money given to make Elbow Park a great place to live.

Martina Walsh
Development Director
Don Ballance
Membership Director
Don believes that building an engaged caring community is crucial to make an exceptional community better. A resident of Elbow Park since 1984 who enjoys photography, more...

gardening, and long walks with Zoe “Dawg”. He is a retired professional accountant who enjoyed working with staff and solving business challenges. Don has also volunteered with Kinsmen for many years.

Hails Kirker
Communications Director
Hails has lived in Elbow Park for 15 years with her husband, 2 teenage sons and dog, Ozzy. more...

If you wish to communicate something to the community on the Facebook site, or put into the printed "Gazette", let me know!

Volunteer Opportunity    Clubhouse Director 

Tracey Johnson
History & Heritage Director
Passionate about local history, including heritage homes and the stories behind them, Tracey is very involved in her community and volunteers with several non-profit organizations. more...

Tracey has been using her investigation skills and inquisitive nature to dig into interesting stories from Elbow Park’s past. For her day job she works in stakeholder engagement, with a background in labour relations, recruiting, and national defence. She originally hails from Ontario and lived Manitoba before finally settling down in Alberta. She spends her free time with her husband and two young sons exploring the great outdoors.

Volunteer Opportunity
Safety Director 

Sarah Geddes
Event Director

Elrose Klause
Grants Director
Resident of Elbow Park for close to thirty years who appreciates the many advantages our neighbourhood provides and has chosen to volunteer time to “give back” more...

to this community. Strong finance/accounting and risk background culminating with the position of Director of Financial Management for the Calgary Public Library, from which I will be retiring later in 2019.

Kelly Hewson
Gazette Editor
Kelly Hewson made Elbow Park her home in the early nineties and feels fortunate to call many of her neighbours friends. more...

She was inspired the past few years by the EPRA's commitment to expanding and enriching the concept of community, noticed that a Gazette editor was required, and felt she could make a contribution to the association that way. Suggestions for articles, photos, profiles are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated!

Hugoline Morton Sub Committee Chair (Caveats)

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