Our Team

Rotary Acknowledgement


The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton have been a pillar of support for Fort Edmonton Park from its inception.

Without Rotary, Fort Edmonton Park would not exist!

The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton are valuable founding partners and stewards to our development and fundraising achievements. Contributions by local clubs in the first five decades of the Fort Edmonton Foundation have totalled more than $500,000. Their contributions have included: Fort Edmonton, Henderson’s Barn, Kernohan’s Millinery, Hutchings & Riley Harness Shop, Henderson’s Farmhouse, Threshing Bee, Harvest Fair, Case Steam Tractor, Jasper House Hotel, Railway Station, Rumley Oil Pull, Motordrome, and the A-1 Business car. Other smaller projects were also funded.

For our current Capital Campaign, Rotary has committed $2 million for All Aboard Campaign towards the revitalization of the train station at Fort Edmonton Park.


Capital Campaign Cabinet

The Capital Campaign Cabinet is a collaborative steering committee of volunteers representing our Boards of Directors – Fort Edmonton Foundation (FEF), Executive Director, Fort Edmonton Foundation, as well as community stakeholders.

Andrew Otway, Chair
Jason Clarke
Alle DeMelo
Jim Dhillon
Grace Kallal
Robert Lajoie
Josh Ramsbottom
Jeff Robinson

Lori Farquharson Persaud, Executive Director
Nicola Doherty
Madeline Verhappen

External Community and Government Relations Committee

The ECGR Committee is responsible for high-level strategic stakeholder relations planning including relationship development with government, policymakers and policy influencers, community service clubs, and volunteers. This committee identifies, develops and maintains the coordination and support of these relationships in the interests of the Foundation, capital project initiatives, and strategic plan priorities.

Tim Marriott, Chair
Lori Farquharson Persaud
Michael Lohner
Andrew Otway
Lynn Wyton

Finance Committee

Experienced financial experts ensure effective communication with internal and external auditors, management, and the board. Responsibilities include ongoing review of statements, reports, policies, budgets, insurance policies, indemnities and investment performances.

Paul Harris, Chair
Grace Kallal
Stephen Lau
Lori Farquharson Persaud
Andrew Otway

Governance Committee

This committee governs the process for board member recruitment, orientation and education. They oversee committee assignments, succession planning, and board evaluations as well as governance best practices, bylaw changes and reviews. It is also their duty to develop succession plans for senior personnel and to generate a selection committee for the position of Executive Director.

Jim Wachowich, Chair
Alle DeMello
Lori Farquharson Persaud
Angela Ferguson
Andrew Otway

Operational Oversight Committee

The Operations Oversight Committee provides a forum for ongoing communication and strategic direction and support for the Executive Director. Formal performance evaluations, compensation and succession planning for the Executive Director are reviewed and completed.

Andrew Otway, Chair
Jason Clarke
Paul Harris

Special Projects, Events and Fundraising

Description coming soon.

Grace Kallal, Chair
Jennifer Domanski
Lori Farquharson Persaud
Gayle Head
Connie McIntyre
Josh Noble
Sim Parmar
Anna Posteraro

Volunteers are instrumental in bringing our initiatives to life.

Our volunteers have a passion for Fort Edmonton Park and belong to a vibrant community.

We recognize and appreciate the charitable giving of time! Fort Edmonton Foundation volunteers have transformed the lives of participants and visitors through their hands-on and caring service, contributing to something much bigger than themselves.