Elbow park Residents Association (epra)

Connection - Community - Committment

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.   RSVP to president@elbowpark.com 

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.

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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 iniatives.

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EPRA Board of Directors 

Jane Virtue
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.


Elrose Klause
2nd Vice President
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.

David Newby
Treasurer
After a 35 year career in Finance (almost all oil & gas), Dave is now retired from corporate life. He has over 20 years of cumulative board experience more...

He currently sits on the Board of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (Chair of the Finance Committee) and also Chairs the Board of Trustees for an associated endowment trust fund. He recently completed a 6 year term as a Governor of the Repsol Sports Centre. Dave 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 and his wife Angela have 4 children between them - one in the UK, one living and working nearby and 2 high schoolers still at home.

Aletha Brooks
Secretary
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.

Margo Coppus
Development Director
Resident of Elbow Park since 2005. After retiring from my career as architectural technologist in 2015, I decided that I wanted to get more involved in the community. more...

I also have a Masters Degree in Urban Design from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, which is why I am passionate about future developments in Elbow Park.

Lisa Poole
Stakeholder Relations Director 
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.

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.

Lindsay Cumming
Communication Director
Lindsay is a born and raised Calgarian with a passion for connecting people to their community. With a background in advertising, marketing and communications, more...

Lindsay has worked at fantastic organizations including the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and the Mount Royal University Foundation. She is currently the manager of communications at AgeCare. Lindsay has lived in Elbow Park for three years with her husband, son and cat. She loves walking around the neighbourhood with friends in search of house and garden inspiration - something there is no shortage of in Elbow Park! Lindsay joined the EPRA to help ensure that all the things that currently make Elbow Park great are preserved and cared for so that her son can grow up in an incredible neighbourhood

Lindie Serrurier
Clubhouse Director 
Lindie has lived in Elbow Park for nearly 2 years, having moved here with her family from South Africa. She is grateful to the community for the way in which her family was welcomed more...

and is keen to give back and contribute. She is a trademark lawyer by training, but is now managing a small downtown family law firm. Lindie and her family make regular use of everything the community has to offer its residents- they can regularly be found skating, sledding, at the park, or walking or biking along the river pathways.


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.

Amy Norman
Safety Director 
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Tom O'Leary
Flood Mitigation Director  
Currently a Portfolio Manager with a degree in Economics and MBA, Tom is most proud of his accomplishment as husband to Sarah and father to Liam and John. more...

Tom has been an Elbow Park resident since 1997 and contributes not only his financial skills but offers EPRA guidance and manual labour with our park trees and shrubs.

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