The Board

The Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association exists to provide leadership, support and resources to protect and enhance the unique and diverse natural, architectural, historic and social environment of the community.

 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the board in the future or volunteering. 

Bob Lang

President

 

Bob has been a part of the Cliff Bungalow-Mission CA for over 35 years. He first got involved because of a proposed development that had immediate impact on him. He says he has remained involved for so many years because he is still able to contribute to the vitality of the community, enjoys it, and is very proud of where he lives. Bob has played a key role in many exciting initiatives not only in his community but also throughout Calgary. One of the most notable being founding the popular Lilac Festival as a way to showcase and bring awareness to one of the city’s oldest communities. 

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Ted Knudtson

Vice President

 

Born and raised in Calgary, Ted first lived in Mission in 2001 and cites the unique character of the neighbourhood and its residents as the reason he makes it his home.

 

With a professional background in graphic and web design, Ted currently plies his trade in the field of software development. In his spare time, he can be found either travelling, training at Repsol Sport Centre, or undoing his training at one of 4th Street’s many decadent eateries.

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Nicole Butz

Communications Director

 

Nicole has been on the Cliff Bungalow-Mission board for over a year and has lived in the community since 2016. With a background in marketing and journalism, she joined the board hoping her skills could be useful in the Communications Director position. 

 

Nicole's role on the board includes website management, social media, and newsletter editor. She has a background in photography and often takes photos at our community events.  

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Melissa Parcels

Social Director

 

Melissa is a 7x award winning and nominated dental hygienist and business owner/entrepreneur. She owns and operates Solo, The Dental Hygiene Spa here in Mission since 2012 and founded a private dental college; M. Dent College in 2013 also in Mission.

 

She was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and moved to Calgary in 2008 after getting married. She is active in her community and church, and passionate about helping and serving her city where she can. She is a mentor with Futurprenuer, loves seeing small businesses grow and enjoys cultivating meaningful relationships.   

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Lucy Arellano

Treasurer

 

Lucy first moved to Mission in 2002 and watched the area evolve and change in so many ways. She joined the Cliff-Bungalow to contribute back to the community she has enjoyed for so many years.

 

She has participated in the start-up and management of various businesses through her professional career. As a Director-at-Large her involvement is in events and areas where help is most needed and where her business and accounting experience can be of service. She is a fitness enthusiast and coffee shop lover.

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Lynn MacCallum

Environment Director

 

Lynn has lived in Cliff Bungalow since 2008 and served as Environmental Director from 2015 to 2017, and as the Cliff Bungalow Community Garden manager from 2015 to 2018, before taking a break in her volunteer work to focus on her studies at the U of C where she completed her degree in Women’s Studies. Lynn is happy to be back in her role and hopes to use her training in social change and community engagement, as well as her previous work experience as program provider and volunteer manager at local environmental NGO Green Calgary, to assist her community in being the most environmentally responsible in the city! In her spare time, you'll find her with her chihuahua Diego, tending to her patio garden, or exploring the best neighbourhood in YYC!

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Marilyn Williams

Heritage Director

 

In 2005, after hunting for a Century Community and home for almost a year, we found our cozy and airy 1912 house in Cliff Bungalow - Mission. More than the tree-lined streets with Edwardian houses we had been seeking, the neighbourhood turned out to be a complete, (mostly) human-scale urban village, with historic schools, a commercial street and a natural setting along the banks of the Elbow. The most unique part was the former Catholic mission settlement that briefly became the village of Rouleauville, and its historic institutional buildings like Holy Cross, Alberta Ballet and the FCJ Life Centre. I soon learned that most of this built and natural environment was unprotected and wondered if there was anything I could do. Learning that there was no heritage committee, there was nothing for it but to start one in 2006. This was not really a fresh start but continued on from of a long line of residents who have advocated for, shaped and done their best to help protect the cultural built environment they love. In fact this historic community inspired me to undertake an MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) at York University in the UK and I have been working as a heritage professional since 2011. 

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Brandon Hossack

Director-at-large

 

Brandon was born and raised in southwest Calgary, attending Sir James Lougheed Elementary, AE Cross Junior High and Central Memorial High School. After he finished grade school he moved south to attend the University of Lethbridge where he completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Kinesiology. Brandon graduated in 2016 and returned to Calgary in hopes of finding work and living in his hometown again. He was able to find a job in healthcare, working closely with orthopaedic medicine in and around the hospitals of Southern Alberta. Most importantly, however, he found a great neighbourhood to live – Mission.

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Mo Saiepour

Director-at-large

 

Mo’s involvement with Mission is through his office at Holy Cross building, where he has practiced as a financial advisor since 2017. Mo has over 25 years experience in IT, oil and gas, and financial services industries and currently works as business development manager for a life insurance company looking after the business in western Canada. Mo joined the CBMCA board of directors as a director-at-large in 2019 and loves to participate in the community activities in any form he can.

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Rob Jobst

Director-at-large

 

Rob likes to remind people he was born in Mission. After growing up in the ‘burbs, Rob moved back to Mission, living for 12 years above a restaurant in a 1912-vintage apartment building on 4th Street. Deciding he needed to upgrade to a more modern place, Rob moved in 2003 to The Laurence, a 1929 heritage apartment block in Cliff Bungalow. Rob has volunteered with CBMCA for about 20 years, sitting on the Planning & Development Committee and serving as its director from 2003 to 2006, as well as designing the Mission Statement for several years. Rob is once again on the board with a mandate to champion the community’s best interests in negotiations with developers and the City as well as effectively communicating the details of the committee’s efforts to residents.

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Kim Hoang

Director-at-large

 

Kim moved to the Mission area four years ago with her husband and three children. She became involved with the CBMCA Board through a volunteer project to coordinate grocery deliveries to vulnerable neighbours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kim worked in the healthcare sector for twenty years, served two terms as President of her historic community’s association in Prescott, Arizona, and has endeavored to assist multiple charities and community projects. She is active in her church and loves family time and gardening.

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