2021 Faces of Community

2021 Faces of Community


Faces of Community is back! Launched in 2017 as a part of March Community Association Awareness month, Faces of Community aims to highlight the many different faces of community volunteers making a difference in our city’s communities.

Every day, our Faces of Community spend their time and passion making their communities better. They are volunteers who see the needs of their communities and proactively get involved. They are ordinary people doing the extraordinary in their communities and beyond. Calgary has no shortage of volunteers; we are 20,000 strong – but when a global pandemic rocks the world, new needs emerge and new gaps need to be filled. When we needed each other the most, volunteers answered the call by pulling on their boots, donning a mask and getting to work in their communities. As one of the 2021 Faces of Community said, “You don’t need to be a superhero to save the world.”

You just need to Be Bold.

Nominated by their peers, the twelve 2021 Faces of Community come from community organizations across the city. They all have different and inspiring stories of how they got involved, what they’re proud of, and what motivates them to stay involved. Read their bold stories below!


Click the images below to learn more about our 2021 Faces of Community!


Sandra Neill
Crescent Heights Community Association



Bishnu Bajgain
Whitehorn Community Association & Community Hub



Ted Knudtson
Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association



Winjoy Tiop
Football Hockey Link Society & Golden Mti
Tim Gubskiy
JunioTech Youth Development Society



Ricardo Cosentino
Crossroads Community Association



Kim Rondeau
Sunalta Community Association



Sajin and Jovin Khunkhun
Masks for a Cause



Kris McPherson
Kincora Community Association & Symons Valley Park



Grace Su
Chinatown Business Improvement Area



Vince Bodnar
Ramsay Community Association
Melanie Swailes
Brentwood Community Association