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Len Kolton, President

Len is a retired farmer from the RM of Brokenhead. He has served on the ACL-BB Board of Directors since 2005.  He is the past President of the Brokenhead River Community Foundations and the Beausejour / Brokenhead Heritage Museum.  Len is also a former Vice President from the North Eastman Health Association.

“A Community is only as Strong as it’s Volunteer’s Involvement”.

Ed Pauls, Vice President

Ed has served on the ACL-BB Board of Directors since September 2012. He was also a Board Member for Beausejour - Brokenhead Outreach for Seniors and currently is a volunteer driver for North Eastman Child and Family Services. Ed retired as a Service Manager from Canadian Linen and Uniform Service after 35 years. He enjoys camping with his family and grandchildren. Also enjoys trips to the USA every few months. He also enjoys gardening and golfing.

Sean Michaels, Treasurer

Sean has served as an appointed representative from the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead since 2010. He is an elected official, he also sits on numerous volunteer boards. Sean is a board member for the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Advisory Council, the Spiritual Care Advisory Committee and the Brokenhead Outreach for Seniors. Sean, his wife Joanne, and their son are life long residents of the Beausejour / Brokenhead area. Sean lives his life by the quote, "Every day you have the opportunity to learn and experience something and someone new. Seize the opportunity. Learn and experience everything you can, and use it to change the world".

Alvin Klapprat, Member at Large

Alvin has served on the Board of Directors since 2010.  He was at Atomic Energy of Canada for 25 years.  Alvin was the Fire Chief of the Beausejour Fire Department, 5 years as the Emergency Measures Coordinator and completed 2 terms as a Councilor for the Town of Beausejour.

Bev Yakubick

Bev Yakubicka, Secretary

Bev has served on the ACL-BB Board of Directors since 2000. She has two children supported by ACL-BB.

Rita Kulyk, Member at Large

Rita joined the ACL-BB Board in 2017. 

Her family moved to Beausejour 17 years ago.  Her daughter has been attending ACL-BB since their move to the community.  Her background is working in personal care homes, adult day programs and community based programs.  She has a certificate for therapeutic facilitation for older adults and has worked for NEHA for 24 years.  She enjoys spending time at her family cabin in Traverse Bay and has taken up a new hobby painting and enjoys crafts and reading. 


Now that I am retired “I feel that I wanted to give back to the community and ACL-BB feels like home to me.  I am looking forward to my new role with the ACL-BB Board of Directors.”

Pat Aitken

Pat Aitken, Member at Large

Pat is currently the Student Services Coordinator in the School District of Whiteshell as well as providing counselor and resource assistance to students. She is the current Chair of St. John Paul II Catholic Community in Oakbank and served as Secretary of the former North East Health Association.  Pat also chaired the District Health Advisory Council while serving as a Director on NEHA.

Pat has served on the ACL-BB Board of Directors since 2006.

Peter Gerbrandt

Peter Gerbrand, Member at Large

Peter joined the ACL-BB Board in November 2013. Peter is self employed and has run a small business for 47 years. Peter has served on the Board of a successful Community Centre for 28 years.  Peter is a former trustee of the Elm Baptist Church in Beausejour and on the Board of Overcomers Outreach.  He enjoys being a team player and is excited to be a part of ACL-BB's Board.  Peter joined this Board because he was interested and believes in promoting self-esteem and respect within the Community for the individuals that ACL-BB serves.

Grace McDonald, Member at Large

Grace has been breeding, showing, training and judging dogs since 1965. She was an executive member, board member, training director and newsletter editor for many Winnipeg dog clubs, and owned two different private obedience schools. She wrote columns for a number of dog related magazines and hopes that, in the future, she will find more time for writing. In 1997, after 30 years in Health Care Administration, Grace retired to do in-home education, teaching people how to better enjoy living with their dogs. Grace, along with her husband Wayne of 30 years enjoy reading, music, theatre, movies, travelling and camping. Since Grace became less active in dog club work, she has taken on more responsibility as the VP of the NDP St. Paul's Constituency executive, and the ACL-BB Board of Directors since 2012, to help support her foster sister who is a resident of ACL-BB.

Don Mazur, Member at Large


Don joined the ACL-BB Board in December 2018 as an appointed representative of the Town of Beausejour.