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Board of Directors

Bill Fisher | Chair

Bill FisherBorn and raised in Calgary, Bill graduated from the University of Alberta in 1976. Bill and his wife Ruby have lived across Canada. In 2000, Bill was appointed superintendent for the Banff Field Unit. He retired from Parks Canada in 2013 as the vice-president, operations, for Western and Northern Canada. Bill enjoys the wide-ranging volunteer work as a board member and the opportunity to give back to the Bow Valley community.

Email: boardchairbillfisher@banffcanmorecf.org


Robert Janes

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Robert R. Janes is a museum scholar-practitioner and began his career as an archaeologist in the Northwest Territories. He has worked extensively with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples and was given a traditional Blackfoot name in 1995. He is the past CEO of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, and has worked in and around museums for 40 years as an executive, consultant, editor, author, board member, instructor, volunteer, and philanthropist. He has devoted his career to championing museums as important social institutions that are capable of making a difference in the lives of individuals and their communities. He lives in Canmore.


Karen Antrobus

KarenKaren and her family enjoy Canmore’s rich mix of arts and active outdoor life. She applies her background in organizational change and process design to help build local community. She volunteers for kids, the arts, creativity, STEM and the environment. She is best known for growing a small preschool fundraiser into a major winter event, and for project managing the creation of artsPlace. Karen enjoys hiking, training the family search dog, exploring robot geekdom with her daughter and making pottery.


Kylie McKendrick

Kylie McKendrickKylie combines her passion for living in the mountains with her love of family and a wish to make a difference. As a board member, Kylie combines her significant academic and work-life experiences to the local philanthropic sector. Her educational degrees include a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and an MBA. Since graduating from McGill University, she has worked in Calgary’s Oil & Gas sector, in Calgary’s philanthropic sector (United Way of Calgary, and more recently for the Juno Foundation). Born and raised in Calgary, Kylie’s zest at the board table is inspired by her love of skiing, hiking, running and mountain biking.


Bruce Byford

BruceBruce was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Banff Centre on Dec. 1, 2015. Prior to joining Banff Centre, Bruce spent five years as CFO of a TSX listed public company in Calgary and 11 years as a partner at Grant Thornton LLP in both Calgary and Toronto where he held numerous senior leadership positions. Bruce has a proven track record of integrating and aligning business strategies with organizational resources in various environments. He also has extensive experience building relationships with key stakeholders and demonstrated ability and know-how working alongside boards and audit committees. Bruce has a long history of community involvement. Before moving to Banff, he served on the boards of Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society in Calgary, Rotary Club of Calgary Heritage Park as Vice President, the Calgary Chapter of Financial Executives International and York Support Services Network (YSSN) in Ontario. He currently serves of the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP) in Alberta, where he is a member of the audit committee.


Rae-Ann Bilodeau

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Rae-Ann is originally from Ontario, where she obtained a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Carleton University. She currently works for the YWCA of Banff and is proud to work for an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls. When she isn’t at work, she can either be found working on her curling game at the Fenlands or on yet another adventure with her dog Rosie. For Rae-Ann, connections and friendships are the core to her sense of community belonging, so she is really looking forward to engaging with folks across the Bow Valley, in her role as Board Director.


Carsten Sorensen | Vice Chair

Carsten SorensenCarsten has been involved with the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, in various capacities, since its inception in 2001 and continues to bring his energy and experience to the board. He currently sits on the financial review committee. Carsten is president of CBS Financial Directions, a full service planning company serving the Bow Valley for over 20 years. His work in philanthropic giving is helping many clients realize their charitable goals. Carsten has served on a variety of boards over the years, including Banff Day Care Society, Banff Rotary Club, Banff Minor Hockey, Bow Valley True Sport Society and the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. He has coached hockey from tyke to junior and is currently enjoying coaching high school basketball. Carsten has resided in Banff most of his life, attended elementary and high school here, and together with his wife Karen have raised three sons in Banff.


Christopher Wong | Treasurer

Christopher WongChris grew up in B.C., attaining his B.A. degree from Simon Fraser University before attending law school at the University of Alberta. He is a serial entrepreneur who operated a boutique law office in Edmonton for several years while also consulting for several online companies. Chris moved to Banff in 2012, along with his wife Christie who is a dentist. Chris looks forward to getting to know the local community and serving Banff for many years to come.