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Carla MacLeod June 2, 2014

Carla MacLeod, a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 4-time IIHF World Women’s Hockey Medalist, was named the Head Coach of the Edge School female prep hockey team in Spring 2014. MacLeod, originally from Calgary, spent the last 2 years as the assistant coach with the Japanese national women’s hockey team, helping Japan qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time since 1998. Coming off the Sochi 2014 Olympics, MacLeod was looking for the opportunity to give back to the Alberta Female players.

MacLeod attended the University of Wisconsin and played with the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA for four years — two of which she served as team captain. Carla retired from hockey in 2010, then coached at Mount Royal University in addition to her role with the Japanese Olympic women’s hockey team.

Chris Chisamore April 7, 2014

Position at Edge School: Edge 360 Program Manager; Boys Prep Assistant Coach

Secondary Schooling:

PhD Sport & Technology – University of Calgary

Master’s Educational Technology – Concordia University

Bachelor of Arts – Queen’s University

Top career related and/or volunteer experiences:

  • Gold Medal – 2013 U18 Team Canada, Sochi Russia
  • Bronze Medal – 2012 U18 Team Canada, Brno Czech Republic
  • Working with high performance goaltenders in junior and through Hockey Canada. Our goaltender setting a new Lethbridge Hurricanes’ record (and almost a WHL record), for minutes played and saves made.

Why did he choose this career?

A passion for the sport of hockey, which has then evolved into both coaching and teaching. Through my years of education, I have come to value the importance of both education and athletics.

Special Achievements:

Working at the Canadian Space Agency in Montreal on training design for the International Space Station and Canadarm2.

Favourite Sport:


Favourite book:

Shogun by James Clavell

Favourite Quote:

“True champions are made when no one is watching”

Dale Unruh January 30, 2014

Dale joined CEDA in July 2013 as Senior Vice President for the Fort McMurray region. In November 2013, Dale was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

As COO, Dale will oversee all CEDA operations focusing on four operating regions: Fort McMurray, Western, Eastern, and Rest of Canada (ROC), which includes Saskatchewan and Ontario. Dale’s experience combined with his keen business instincts will be a key driver in pushing CEDA to be a leader in the industry.

Dale has had 20 years of successful entrepreneurial endeavors. Dale began his career as a Journeyman Electrician, where he learned how to build teams and quickly advanced by identifying areas of improvement and opportunity. Prior to joining CEDA, Dale was the President and CEO of the Quality Group of Companies.

Dale’s philosophy is that any organization can never be something its people are not. Dale has led a number of successful projects that include Chairman of the Keyano College Foundation and Chairman of the Edge School Foundation. Dale has also been honoured with numerous awards including Large Business of the Year by the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for Community Service.

Marnie Cennon January 29, 2014

Sheri Torske

Jaques Ferguson

Jocelyn Fitzgerald December 4, 2013

Wendy Brown

Val MacDonald

Daniela Sovak November 28, 2013

With her extensive background in kinesiology, lifelong interest in learning and education combined with over 30 years of coaching experience Daniela will bring her firm belief in importance of the skating fundamentals to the future development of the Edge school students enrolled in the figure skating program.

Daniela is an international level coach, conference and seminar presenter who also holds PhD in Human Growth and Development from the Charles University in Prague. From 1983 to 1994 she had been involved in research as a member of the Human Performance Laboratory at the U of C working with world and Olympic athletes. She had served on several Skate Canada coaching committees, namely as a Chair of the Education and Training Subcommittee and helped to develop the LTAD for figure skating chairing the Learn to Train stage. But it is her undiminished love of skating and of teaching which helps Daniela to motivate her students to appreciate the value of sound technical and physical training. She has taught skaters of all levels and abilities always insisting on instilling solid fundamental skills in order to create a base for an optimal individual development.

Her students won sectional, challenge and national medals in singles ladies and men category ranging from Juvenile to Senior. Several of her skaters represented Canada at Grand Prix level and became members of the Junior and Senior National teams and went on to becoming national and international technical specialists. Daniela is also involved in teaching ice dancers and loves to choreograph and lead on ice movement classes.

She had been a national senior level skater and was a soloist in professional ice show performing several years in Europe.