Enhancing the Lives of Calgarians for more than 50 years.

Since 1970, the Lake Bonavista Community Association (LBCA) has been a staple in south Calgary, enhancing Calgarians’ lives through various programs, events, and activities.  

Over the years, the 65,000-square-foot recreation complex has welcomed guests from all walks of life for drop-in activities, seasonal programs, hockey games, figure skating, fitness classes, day camps, and more. But, after more than 50+ years in operation, it is time to refresh the brand identity.  

The LBCA is a non-profit registered under the Societies Act of Alberta and a charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency. The organization is managed and operated by a team of passionate professionals and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually by its membership. 

The LBCA’s Mission, Vision and Values


The Lake Bonavista Community Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the community by providing and facilitating programs and services to meet the needs of our residents and serve as a collection point for them to share ideas, raise concerns and address issues. 


Lake Bonavista is an inviting and welcoming community where residents are passionate and engaged in creating opportunities to gather, share and create a sense of belonging. 


To support our mission and vision and to achieve our mandate, we are guided by the following values: 

Community – We believe in a community that is engaged, involved, and participates – creating a unneighborly sense of being connected, growing with the community, for the greater good. 

Inclusivity – In our community, nobody is left out, we seek accessibility for all, and welcome our neighbors who align with our values, vision, and mission.  

Respect – Our environment is built on mutual respect with our community members, facility users, staff, and everyone who shares the space together.  

Fun – Fun is at the heart of everything we do; we participate in things we love to do for better health and quality of life.  

meet our team

The LBCA is managed and operated by a team of passionate professionals.

Andrea Waara

General manager

Devon Marr

operations manager

Tammy Brennan

facility administrator


cara Madan

Program SUPervisor


briare Ferguson

Communications Coordinator
(On maternity leave)

Justin Baranec

operations coordinator

Kyle Mackee


Shelley Curzon

Customer Service Representative & EVENTS COORDINATOR

Board of Directors

The LBCA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who live in the community of Lake Bonavista.

Simone Thumm


Dave Goertzen

vice president


Pamela Oliva

vp of finance


David Shaw


Caroline Martel

director at large

Adam Ostopowich

director at large

Ryan Lake

director at large

Alexander Retfalvi

director at large

Nick Penney

director at large

Board Meetings

LBCA Board of Directors meetings are held in the LBCA Board Room on the third Wednesday of each month, or as otherwise advertised,  at 6:30 pm. There are no meetings in July or August. Please note that requests to add agenda items will be considered and must be received at least one week before the board meeting.

If you have questions for the Board of Directors or any other community issues, please contact: Simone Thumm, President, [email protected]

Financial Statements & Bylaws

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunity

The Lake Bonavista Community Association (LBCA) is looking for enthusiastic new board members who are residents of Lake Bonavista.