PRESIDENT - Richard Hehr


Richard Hehr spent over 41  years in the Alberta public education system. His experience ranged from elementary schools up to universities. His service included teaching, administration and extensive involvement as a politician/bureaucrat with the Alberta Teacher’s Association.


The Hehr family is committed to public service in both community and political venues. His wife, Judy, is presently a trustee with the Calgary Board of Education. His children Kent and Kristie are both lawyers. Richard looks forward to his third term as President and is committed to ensuring its more than 110 year mandate of providing a memorable speaker series to the Canadian Club of Calgary's membership.


Richard is an elected member of the Calgary Public School Board, representing Wards 8 & 9.



VICE PRESIDENT - Trevor Lynn, BA(Hon), MA


Trevor Lynn works for the Government of Alberta as a Communications Advisor. Trevor has used his expertise in diverse environments from the Senate of Canada to the University of Calgary. He’s a regular volunteer at the Calgary Food Bank.


Trevor currently serves as the Secretary for the Canadian Club of Calgary.  In addition to receiving a Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal, Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Calgary and a Master’s from the University of Saskatchewan and is fluently bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages.





SPEAKERS COMMITTEE, CO-CHAIR -  Susan Jolliffe, BA (Hon), B.Ed.

Born in Windsor Ontario (where Hiram Walker’s Canadian Club Rye was developed!) Susan graduated from the University of Western Ontario.  After completing her degree, she paddled the Mackenzie River ending up in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT.

With a special interest in the Canadian Arctic, Susan lived in “Tuk” for the next eight years.  Here, she enjoyed everything the North has to offer, including competing in and winning world class dog sledding events. She then settled in Calgary where she raised her family, and was an instructor at Bow Valley College for 26 years prior to retiring.

Susan loves driving and has travelled by car and truck from coast to coast to coast in Canada, visiting most of the towns in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and seeing more of the Arctic than most people who live there.  She is passionate about Canada and loves working as a Co-Chair of the Speakers Committee.  It is her honour to invite luncheon speakers from all walks of life to add to Canada’s mosaic and to the Canadian Club of Calgary.

Previous volunteer work includes being a Board Member of the Nose Hill Liberals, fundraising for the 50th anniversary of Bow Valley College, and volunteering at Fort Calgary.


SPEAKERS COMMITTEE, CO-CHAIR - Sally Lewis, B.Comm.


Sally Lewis was a “Headhunter” for 30 years who, prior to her retirement, managed the Western Canadian operations of an international search firm.  Now focusing on a new chapter in her life, Sally joined the Canadian Club of Calgary’s Board of Directors in 2016 as Co-Chair of the Speakers Committee.  With family roots in Canada going back 5 generations, her interest in “all things Canadian” runs deep, and she has a keen desire to contribute to the community around her.

 

Her background includes being a member of the Board of Directors of a private golf and country club in Calgary, a member on the board of the Calgary Ladies Golf Association, District Treasurer for the Girl Guides of Canada, participation on numerous professional technology committees and offering her time on countless volunteer committees.  Spare time is spent golfing, biking, hiking and skiing.  Other interests include travelling throughout Canada and the world at large including over 30 countries outside of North America.


Sally maintains there is still “no place like home”, and to date she has enjoyed travelling in every province and territory in Canada, including trekking across Baffin Island’s Auyuittuq National Park, without confronting a single polar bear.



SECRETARY- Greg Whiteside, BA (Hon), JD


Greg Whiteside is a student-at-law at Bennett Jones LLP and the newest member of the board at the Canadian Club. Over the last four years, Greg has focused his career on several areas of law, including criminal defence, environmental regulatory matters, and civil litigation. Greg graduated from Queen’s University with an undergraduate degree in Canadian history and German language studies in 2009 and from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law in 2018. He has also studied abroad at the Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg in Germany, as well as the University of Salamanca and the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. Greg speaks English, French, German and Spanish.  


Before his career in the legal profession, Greg worked as an expedition guide, working across the North and spending his winter dogsled racing in Canada’s Yukon Territory. He has now settled in Calgary, AB, because of its rich cultural environment and proximity to the Rocky Mountains. He spends much of his free time exploring these mountains through alpine climbing, having summited many of Canada’s highest and most difficult peaks.


Greg has also been an active member of the community in Calgary, having actively participated throughout law school with Student Legal Assistance, helping start western Canada’s first health/justice partnership with a downtown community health centre. Furthermore, he played a key role in the executive committee at the University of Calgary’s Environmental Law Society. 

 


TREASURER - Brandon Schur, BA (Hon), BComm, JD

Brandon Schur is an Associate with Torys LLP in Calgary. He primarily practices in corporate law and oil and gas and has acted for clients in various mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and oil and gas transactions.

Brandon completed his legal education at the University of Calgary and previously worked as a summer legal student at Total E&P Canada and with the enforcement division of the Alberta Securities Commission.