Honourary Chief

Factor's Role

The Fort Edmonton Honourary Chief Factor (HCF) is a title that has been awarded to community members for 45 years.  The Honourary Chief Factor’s role is comprised of attending special events, escorting special guests within Fort Edmonton Park and representing Fort Edmonton Park and the Fort Edmonton Foundation to the larger community.  The role of the Honourary Chief Factor is considered honourable, interesting and rewarding.

 

The HCF is selected by the Fort Edmonton Foundation.  HCFs serve a two year term. (The term is occasionally extended.) Upon appointment of a new HCF, the title transfer takes place at the Fort Edmonton Foundation Annual General Meeting. The outgoing HCF passes the symbolic key necklace to the incoming HCF.  Following this ceremony, the new HCF will maintain this role for two years.

 

 

Past Activities Carried out by the Honourary Chief Factor:

  • spoke at grand opening of Fort Edmonton Park in 1974

  • escorted Queen Elizabeth in Fort Edmonton Park in 1978

  • attended Factor’s Breakfasts

  • sat on 1885 Street planning committee

  • accompanied Governor General during visit in 1985

Present Activities Carried out by the Honourary Chief Factor:

  • attend the Fort Edmonton Foundation Annual General Meeting

  • attend the annual Factor’s Breakfast as host to the guests

  • attend other special events, including donor recognition events

  • represent the Fort Edmonton Foundation at public events outside of the park

  • assist with the fundraising efforts of the Fort Edmonton Foundation where possible

Past Honourary

  Chief Factors

1971 - Samuel A Dickson

1972 - Dr. James G. MacGregor, Sr.

1973 - Richard Y. Secord

1975 - Merrill E. Wolfe

1976 - Henry G. Ward

1977 - Mrs. G.R. (Marion) Shipley

1978 - Jack D. Edworthy

1979 – 1981 - Elsie Park Gowan

1981 – 1983 - Walter C. Howard

1983 – 1985 - Dr. John W. Chalmers

1985 – 1987 - Percy B. Brown

1987 – 1989 - George H. Stout

1989 – 1991 - Charles T. (Chuck) Cripps

1991 – 1993 - Peter Hawker

1993 – 1995 - Dr. Mary Lobay

1995 – 1997 - Alex Mair

1997 – 1999 - Justice John McClung

1999 – 2000 - Una MacLean Evans

2001 - 2003 - Nick Lees

2003 – 2004 - Nick Lees (3rd year extension)

2004 - 2005 - Nick Lees (4th year extension)

2005 - 2008 - Barbara Poole

2009 -2012 - The Honourable Judge Edward Wachowich

2012 - 2014 - Fran Olson

2014 - 2016 - Jane Batty
2016 - 2018 - Stephen Mandel

2018 - Current - Tim Spelliscy