Are you an innovative leader with a passion for sustainable non-profit business? Are you willing to contribute a visionary community model? The Genesis Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining a strong community by encouraging community leadership, promoting volunteerism, and creating a bridge between our diverse cultures within a fun, family environment. Now at the end of its fifth year of operation, the Genesis Centre is visited by over 1.6 million people per year and is making a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals and communities throughout Calgary. We are currently recruiting new Directors to help us contribute to and sustain this success into the future.
Reporting to the Manager Facility Operations, this position is responsible for ensuring that the recreational rental space within the Genesis Centre, as well as the office space, is cleaned and maintained. A variety of tasks as it relates to outdoor landscaping will also be required. Details (PDF)
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and job title in the subject.
This is a volunteer position for a Common Greeter. Reporting to the volunteer coordinator, the volunteer will be responsible for Greet all customers pleasantly and with courtesy, provide visitors with all directions and provide all information regarding Genesis Centre programs and area. You will volunteer under the direction of the onsite Duty Manager/Shift Lead to ensure we are providing a fun and joyful atmosphere for our guests.
This is a volunteer position for a Facility Attendant Assistant. Reporting to the volunteer coordinator, the volunteer will be responsible for patrolling the facility, answering questions, offering guest assistance, promoting our facility, assist with selling daily admissions, and other tasks as required. You will volunteer under the direction of the onsite Duty Manager/Shift Lead to ensure we are providing a fun and joyful atmosphere for our guests.
Lisa McGuey President
Lisa brings to the Genesis Centre team a passion for life-long learning and community building. Growing up in small-town Ontario, Lisa became actively involved in her community through sport, recreation and leisure—developing and initiating programming which ultimately led her to receive a youth Millennium Excellence award for community innovation. Lisa continued her involvement community while pursuing her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education through Trent and Queen's University where she was active in aquatic and outdoor education leadership.
Sue Clark Vice President
Bio to come . . .
Syed Hussain Secretary
With a Bachelor’s from Concordia University, Montreal and a strong business acumen, Syed Hussain has a passion to inspire change. He is employed with Air Canada as a Key Account Manager in Global Sales and is a proud founding member of GenYYC which is a new leadership development program designed through a collaborative partnership between the Calgary Chamber and the Calgary Foundation to support and encourage emerging young leaders in the city to build great leaders, great organizations and a great community. He is also the owner of Catalytic Arts which produces the most thrilling shows showcasing local emerging artists in the best of entertainment today while supporting different charities. Syed has travelled the world and has an inspired vision of the future. His experiences in life have been varied and dynamic, built on the principles of commitment, integrity and results.
Bilal Akhtar Treasurer
M Bilal Akhtar was born in 1986. When he first arrived in Canada with his family in 2000, he learnt how important it was for him to learn French language in order for him to succeed in his school and future career while living in Quebec. While taking the challenge of a new language along with five other languages: Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic and English; he also successfully completed his diploma of college studies in Pure Applied Sciences at Vanier College in Montreal. He is currently in his fourth year working towards getting a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting at the University of Calgary. After completing the degree his short-term goal is to pursue a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation.
Greg Steiner Saddle Ridge Rep
Greg is credited with the original vision for a recreational leisure centre on behalf of the northeast residents above McKnight Blvd. For 15 years he has worked tirelessly from the initial planning stages to the final opening of the new Genesis Centre of Community Wellness. Having served on the design, construction, and fund development committees, he continues to work towards accomplishing the overall vision and mandate of the Northeast Centre of Community Society (NECCS), of which he is a founding member. Having lived in Saddle Ridge for over 32 years, Greg has served in various executive capacities for Saddle Ridge Community Association, a founding partner of NECCS.
Nadeem Khan Director-at-Large
Nadeem is a dedicated professional in the admin and HR field. He carries a Bachelors in Business Administration and is currently working with the City of Calgary as the Leader of Administration & Finance. With that he is responsible for an $80 million operational budget and leading a staff of over 500 in a unionized 24/7 multifaceted field environment. Nadeem has been a passionate volunteer for over 20 years. He enjoys camping and hiking and the wonderful fresh mountain air.
Jason Klink Past President
Jason comes from a background in science (MSc) but has worked the last 15 years international and community development. He has been at United Way since 2011 funding and working alongside community groups and non profit agencies. His individual passion is very similar to his work and his involvement at Genesis is through work, volunteering, and using it with his own family as a Taradale resident. He also spends spare time as a very unsuccessful amateur fisherman.
Vikram Kulkarni Director-at-Large
Originally from Mumbai India, Vik Kulkarni moved to Canada in 2003 after completing a contractual obligation at the School of Combat Engineers (SOCE) with the Singapore Armed forces (SAF). His educational credentials include a diploma in Criminology, degree in English and a Masters degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.
Anil Verma Director-at-Large
Anil brings wide-ranging expertise to his role as Director at Large at Genesis Centre. Anil has a Master’s Degree in Economics and has been working in the Banking and Finance sector for over 30 years. He is an active volunteer with many non-for-profit organizations and enjoys serving the community.
Akhtar Khawaja Taradale Representative
Akhtar Khawaja is a dedicated professional in the field of engineering and technology. Originally from the city of Hyderabad, Pakistan, Akhtar moved to Canada in 2006 with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. He pursued his higher technical education in Canada and obtained his Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer engineering from University of Windsor, Ontario, in 2008. After completing his Master’s, he moved to Calgary seeking challenge, adventure and change, and, of course, better living prospects in the vibrant city of Calgary and began his professional career by working with an international EPC and consultant organization where he attained significant organizational and professional experience pertaining to customer service and public dealing along with technical design and construction engineering experience. Akhtar is also a passionate teacher and teaches computer courses at a private vocational training institute in Calgary.
Ashley Holloway Director-at-Large
Ashley brings forth to the Genesis Centre a great passion for building strong, healthy communities. Her educational credentials include a diploma in nursing and she is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Public Health, majoring in Health Systems Management. She has also been a Reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Calgary Highlanders for the past twelve years, and holds the rank of Master Corporal. Ashley has been involved with many different aspects of the Canadian health care system, having worked in different acute care hospitals in Calgary as well as in education at Bow Valley College. She has also been heavily involved with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses in various capacities for the past decade, both chairing and sitting on different committees in an effort to influence the health of Albertans. She has been invited to speak at various nursing conferences in Alberta and has published in the CLPNA’s Care Magazine. Ashley currently works in the School of Health & Wellness at Bow Valley College as the Clinical Placement Officer, engaging with community stakeholders to build partnerships that enhance the education of BVC’s students in their health programmes.
Gurvir Johal Director-at-Large
Gurvir graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Accounting in 2011. He received his CMA/CPA designation in 2014. Born and raisied in the Northeast Calgary, he is a strong believer in giving back to the community.
Brad Anderson Executive Director
Brad Anderson provides leadership to a talented team of recreation and community minded individuals in a 250,000 sq ft community and recreation facility that sees more than one million visits annually. The Genesis Centre is a community hub for physical, social, and spiritual wellness at the service of the most culturally diverse quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. Prior to employment at The Genesis Centre, Brad held several management positions at Cardel Place from 2007-2012 and completed his Bachelor of Small Business & Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University. Brad is passionate about active living and has completed a number of endurance races including the 2014 Arizona Ironman.
Sherry King Accounting Manager
Sherry joined the Genesis Centre team in 2011 prior to the completion of the Genesis Centre. Prior to that she was a key volunteer with the NECCS Board of Directors “Completing the Dream Together” Capital Campaign with one of her fondest memories being the ground breaking ceremony of the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness shared with her middle son. Sherry has lived, worked and been heavily involved in North East Calgary her entire life. She strongly believes in giving back and the need for strong communities. She is a busy mother of 3 boys who enjoys getting out and being active especially with Geocaching, camping and hiking.
Graham Thomson Service & Experience Manager
Graham joined the Genesis Centre team in 2014 and provides leadership to the day-to-day operations of admissions, facility rentals, and programming. Additionally, Graham acts as our community ambassador. Prior to the Genesis Centre, Graham held a variety of management roles with Cardel Place and The City of Calgary. He holds a Bachelor of Recreation Management from Acadia University.
Graham fills his time by volunteering on a variety of boards and committees; The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Child & Youth committee and, Calgary Board of Education Campus Calgary & Open Minds Advisor Team to name a few.
Glenda Marr Business Development Manager
Glenda joined the Genesis Centre in 2015 and provides leadership in the area of new business development and oversees the creation and implementation of all strategic marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the Genesis Centre, Glenda operated her own business in Mexico following her senior management position for 10 years with the Calgary Winter Club. Glenda is very busy with her family and enjoys running and overall fitness and has completed a number of marathons including the Boston Marathon.
Doug Taggart Building Operations Manager
Doug joined the Genesis team in April 2015. He provides leadership and operational experience to the Building Operations and Custodial department.He has 30 years of operational experience while working for the City of Calgary Recreation department. He operated Arenas and Athletic parks such as the Max Bell Centre and Shouldice Arena / Athletic park.
Krista Frayn Events Coordinator
Krista joined the Genesis Centre team in 2012 as the Special Events Coordinator. Krista handles all aspects of Special Events within The Genesis Centre from inquires and bookings to logistics and event coordination. Krista has been in the events industry for over 5 years and is an International Event and Wedding Planning Professional (IEWPP).
Dana MacCallum Bookings Coordinator
Dana joined the Genesis Centre team in Summer 2014 and is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to both existing and prospective sport, special event, and other facility user groups. Prior to the Genesis Centre, Dana graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship - Sport and Recreation degree. She brings a number of years of experience with sports and special events from positions with the Calgary Flames / Stampeders / Roughnecks, Calgary Ladies’ Field Hockey Association (CLFHA), Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the Calgary Winter Club.
Kohe Tom Events Coordinator
Kohe joined the Genesis Centre team in July 2014 and is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to both existing and prospective sport, special event, and other facility user groups. In 2012, she graduated from MRU with an Applied Business & Entrepreneurship Degree with a major in Sport and Recreation and a minor in Marketing, after which she moved to Portland Oregon to intern with the City of Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau.
Stephen Osondu Duty Manager
Stephen Osondu is a Duty Manager in the Genesis Centre team and comes with wealth of experience haven worked in the hospitality industry for years. Among his qualifications include a master degree in business management from Dublin City University. In 2013, Stephen decided it was time for a change of scenery and relocated with his family from Ireland to Canada where they are currently making a new home. When Stephen is not working hard at Genesis Centre, he is at home playing with his daughter Makayla.
Kanwar Pannu Duty Manager
Kanwar joined the Genesis Centre team in 2014 as a Facility Attendant. He has a Masters Degree in Physical Education and began working as a Physical Education Teacher/Lecturer in 4 different institutions in India before moving to Canada in 2013.
Jillian Alexander Duty Manager
Jillian joined the Genesis Centre team in July of 2017. With a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Health Education from the University of Victoria, and over ten years experience in the private, government, and non-profit event and recreation sectors, she comes with a great deal of knowledge and experience. As a Duty Manager Jillian oversees the day-to-day operations of the facility, ensuring it runs smoothly and customers get the best experience possible. A Victoria, BC native, Jillian’s passions include working with community, volunteering, and fashion.
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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4TH 2018 GENESIS CENTRE CALGARY
The Genesis Centre provides strategic partnership programs, leagues and camps aimed to spark the minds and bodies of community residents. For drop-in activities please click here.
4 PM - 5 PM AGES 6 - 12
Program Partners: Volleyball Alberta, Martindale Community Sport Hub and the City of Calgary
Register Now. It's FREE!
10 AM - 12 PM AGES 5 & UNDER
Join friends and other young families for bouncy houses, parachutes, balls, toys, mats, and more! This unsupervised, parented drop-in program allows your child the opportunity to be active and make new friends.
Program Partner: Primary Care Network Mosaic
9 AM - 12 PM
Participate with friends and family in fun, lively activities including indoor walking, badminton, tennis, bocce, and more! Proudly presented by Mosaic Primary Care Network and The Genesis Centre. Details
197th North of McKnight Scouts Group
Children’s School of Dance Ltd.
Dil Se Studios
Engineering for Kids
Hawks Field Hockey Academy Club
Calgary Northeast United FC
Calgary District Lacrosse Association
Calgary Minor Soccer Association
Calgary Women’s Lacrosse League
MAC United Soccer Club
MCAC Sports Club
Nachda Punjab Bhangra Academy
Properties Sports Association Soccer