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Board of Directors

The PBP Community Association Board of Directions is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers who believe in Community and making Palliser Bayview and Pump Hill a better place to live.

Below is a list of our current Board Members:

President: Sam Swain email:

Vice President: Sushma Mahajan 

Treasurer: Virander Mahajan

Secretary: VACANT

Director, Maintenance & Lifecycle: Cal Melrose

Director at Large: Jay Nelson

Director, Civic Planning: VACANT

Director at Large: Sara Dosanjh Evans

Director, Events: OPEN

Rink Team Lead: Trevor Brown

If you would like to join our Board, please join us on the first Tuesday of the month for our monthly board meeting to see what we are all about. We have positions to fill and new ideas for additional board member roles. Email pbpcam@pbpcommunity if you would like more information or if you would like to attend our Board Meeting.

PBPCA board of DIRECTORS & Staff - 2023

Director at Large

Sam Swain

First and foremost, Sam is a proud husband and father. He moved to Palliser in 2017 with his wife Deanna and were married in their backyard in 2018. Their daughter, Penelope was born in 2019.

Sam has been with Benevity for the last 7 years and is currently leading their B2B2C sales efforts working with businesses to integrate donations into their consumer facing products. 

Outside of work, Sam has been Chair of the Movember committee in Calgary for the last 10 years, working with businesses across Calgary to run fundraising events that have raised awareness for critical men's health issues.

Director at Large

Sushma Mahajan

Sushma Mahajan moved to Calgary in 1982 and has been a long standing community member of the PBP district for the last 30 years.  Aside from her profession in architecture, she enjoys the abundance of parks, green space, Glenmore Reservoir and safe community feel.   The friendly character of the community makes this an ideal place to live and raise a family.  Sushma believes in supporting the community where she lives and applies her passion for project based work in various areas.


Virander Mahajan

Virander is a retired Chartered Accountant and has 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors in both the UK and Canada. His last 25 years were spent with the Canada Revenue Agency in Calgary, mostly in International Tax. Virander and his wife, Sushma, have lived in the PBPCA for over 30 years and enjoy its green spaces, parks and recreational activities. He joined the PBPCA in 2021 as Treasurer and has previously volunteered as Treasurer for both the Raga Mala Musical Society in Calgary and NACOI in Montreal.

Director a Large

Jay Nelson

Jay is a serial volunteer and has served on various other boards, primarily for arts organizations. He lived in Palliser for 5 years as a child and was drawn back to the community as an adult due to the great location and the proximity to nature.

Director, Facilities & Lifecycle

Cal Melrose

Cal volunteers at the PBP as our Facilities Director and is one of our most valuable volunteers. He is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that functionality, comfort and safety is met for all users of the Hall. Cal has time on his hands due to retirement, and volunteering has given him the opportunity to give back to the Community. He believes we are all members of the Community and should give back when we are able. We appreciate all that Cal does at the PBP!

Director at Large

Sara Dosanjh Evans

Sara Dosanjh Evans moved to Pump Hill in 2007. She is grateful to be a volunteer to the community that she raised her two children in. She volunteers at Parachutes for Pets as well.  In the summer you will see her walking the Glenmore reservoir with her grand puppy.

PBPCA Coordinator (Staff)

John Kipp BA, CCLP, MBA

John and his wife Maria moved to Bayview in 1996 with their two children, Gabrielle and Alexander. Aside from helping in Maria’s Interior Design business, John enjoys playing golf at the Cottonwood G&CC, undertaking improvement projects, and offering his services as an on-demand executive.   


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