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President (Executive Director)

Ken Peach

Ken earned a Bachelor of Architecture at Carleton University in Ottawa and practiced architecture for a number of years in Winnipeg and Calgary. After ten years working as an architect he changed career paths, returning to university to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary. After graduation, he worked as systems analyst & team manager in the Information Systems/Techology departments of a number of Calgary oil and gas related corporations and lastly Canadian Pacific Railway. Downsized out of CPR he left the corporate world and established his own software company, which he continues to evolve and develop.

Vice President (Executive Director)

Tom Jenson

Tom joined the board in 2018 as the Director of Planning; his architectural background and passion for city planning and design made him a perfect fit for the role. Tom was voted in as VP in June 2020, though he continues his role overseeing the Planning Committee. Tom has also facilitated the use of Microsoft Teams for improved Board communication and the creation of this new website!

Tom was born and raised in Calgary, having grown up in the south end of the city before eventually moving to East Village in 2017. Tom graduated from SAIT with an Architectural Technologies diploma in 2005, and has worked for a few local home builders and architecture firms over the years. He currently runs his own residential design company while continuing his post-secondary education at the University of Caglary. When Tom isn't busy with work, school, or EVNA, you can find him cycling along the RiverWalk or whipping up a batch of gourmet waffles!

Secretary (Executive Director)

Jenn Machin

Jenn has lived in Calgary (mostly) since 1997 and has watched the evolution of not only the city itself but the openness and diversity of the people. East Village represents that and Jenn is proud to be a resident since early 2019.

She is a constant advocate of volunteerism and community. Previous to this position on the EVNA Board, over the years she has volunteered with the Drop-In Centre, This is My City, The Brenda Strafford Society, The United Way of Calgary and Area, The Women's Centre of Calgary and numerous other event-based positions for Calgary based festivals such as Sled Island, Calgary Folk Fest and Calgary Expo.

Jenn is an administrative expert having worked in the Utility, Energy and Not-For Profit industries for over 20 years with more than a few detours into event management and one memorable summer managing a whale watching company on Vancouver Island.

Treasurer (Executive Director)

Allison Hay

Allison was born and raised in Calgary.  She has been a resident of the East Village since November 2018 and became a member of EVNA in Spring 2019.  Allison currently serves as Treasurer and has since January 2020.

Allison is a 20+ year professional within the financial industry here in Calgary. She also has a background in event planning and promotions.  She is an outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys the paths, parks, gardens, and activities that are part of living in the East Village. 

Marketing & Communications (Director)

Ashley Rode

Ashley began volunteering with EVNA in May of 2018 helping with events such as Kite Day, Neighbour Day, and Movie Nights. In 2019 she joined the EVNA board as the director of communications. Ashley manages our social media posts and helps to promote events and programs such as our 2020 Business of the Week initiative. She has been working in digital marketing since 2017 specializing in Google Ads. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2016 and has been living in Calgary ever since!


Membership (Director)

Alain Dupere

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Director at Large

Chris Greenwood

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Planning & Development (Director)

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Email address is currently being monitored by the board of directors; Tom Jenson being the primary contact.

Events (Director)

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Email address is currently being monitored by the board of directors; Ken Peach being the primary contact.

EVNA Support Coordinators

Garden Coordinator

Susan Hooper

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Street Fair Coordinator

Jennifer Hadley

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Our Vision

An inclusive, thriving, and vibrant East Village where all are welcome to live, learn, work, and play.


To encourage conversation and interaction to create a sense of belonging and ownership for all who live, work, and play in East Village.

Our Connection

Email: Info@yycevna.org

Mail: 536 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0S1

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