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CONFLUENCE

Heritage Society

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors meets monthly, usually the first Monday of every month.  We are a small but dynamic group which manages to accomplish many things.

President - Shirley Evans

In my spare time I like to make quilts and rugs and other crafts which reflect our cultural heritage. I have recently opened a wool shop which has a variety of interesting yarns for sale.

I became involved with the Confluence Heritage Society several years ago because the Historic Site is part of my own history and the history of my community.

I have found that belonging to the "Friends" has been a lot of fun and I have enjoyed taking part in activities such as the Canada Day Barbeque.

Vice President -

Secretary - Brenda Lucas

As a proud Canadian, I am happy to be involved with a Society whose mandate is to preserve and support Western Canadian history, heritage and culture. 

My husband and I moved from Lethbridge to Rocky Mountain House in 2009, and we have enjoyed learning about the natural and cultural history that abounds here.   We particularly enjoy the beauty of the West Country and look forward to camping every summer.  When not working as a pharmacist, I enjoy knitting, hand weaving, and reading. 

My dream is to someday travel across this great country of ours to see its wondrous beauty and experience its diverse culture and history from coast to coast.

Treasurer - Sylvia Pedrazzini

My husband and I operate a cattle ranch north of Rocky Mountain House. I have volunteered for many organizations over the years. Although I have been a member of the Friends of the Park (now the Confluence Heritage Society) since it began almost 30 years ago, I became more actively involved in about 1995. Since then I have held several executive positions.

I have always enjoyed history and as a former teacher like to encourage learning. I have also enjoyed working with the students we hire to work in the gift shop each summer.

Director - Matilda Stracey

I worked as a Nurse on the First Nation Reserves for many years and have always been interested in the history of Rocky Mountain House and area.

I am now retired and enjoy travelling, hiking and volunteering. I have served on many other boards as well.

Director - Gerd Steudel

My wife and I came to Canada (Ontario) in 1986 from Germany. We had two girls born in Ontario.
In 1997 we moved to the Eckville area!

In 2010 my wife passed away.  I am still living on our farm.  My girls are living in Ottawa(On) and Victoria(BC).

I have a service company for industrial woodworking machines.

Parks Canada Liaison - Greg Joyce

My name is Greg Joyce and I am the manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.  I have been employed with Parks Canada since 1982. I have been involved in the management of the development and delivery of programs and operations in the Cape Breton Field Unit at Fortress of Louisbourg, NHSC, the largest reconstructed French Fortified Town in North America. As program manager my role required me to manage a large visitor experience program with visitation exceeding 100, 000 visitors annually. I managed an offer of multi-dimensional programming through the use of a large National Historic site, built facilities, services, partners, cooperating association, human resources and programs. This time provided me with significant experience in marketing, planning, developing, managing, delivering and evaluating programs and services to ensure quality visitor experiences, education and protection which I would like to share with all involved at RMHNHSC as we move forward with facilitating exceptional visitor experiences.

 

Our Advisory Board:

Joan McDonald

A retired educator, and a former teacher of Social Studies, with my husband Pat we have had a life long love of History.

I joined the Confluence Heritage Society, (then The Friends) in 1990 and have served in most positions on the Board.

I have served as a Councillor for many years in Grande Prairie and Rocky Mountain House and currently sit on new exciting Boards in Rocky including the Chair of the new West Country Welcoming Committee for immigrants, The Citizens Advisory Committee, the Chair of the West Country Drug Coalition and the Chair of the Municipal Planning Commission.

Don Lynch

I know as a full time sculptor, art has the ability to tell a story. That is why I enjoy art.  This Historic Site is about telling the stories of the heroic people of its past.  That is why I enjoy history.

Our history is made up of so many compelling adventures and crossroads.  It is exciting to see the light turn on in someone's eyes when they realize that history is more than just dates and documentation - it is storytelling at its best.  History has a life of its own and a compelling story to tell.  How can that not motivate one to get involved?

Help Wanted

We are always looking for people to serve on our board of directors.

Any volunteers?

Please contact us.

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