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Shawna Bissell


I was thrilled to be chosen as Executive Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Leduc in August of 2013. Writing this bio feels a lot like creating a sad E-Harmony profile, but here goes......

Professionally, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Alberta and a Master's Degree from Athabasca University in Work, Organzation and Leadership. Prior to joining the Club, I worked for several Family and Community Support Services, as well as in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention. I love running a not-for-profit and even enjoy all the paperwork that accompanies the position!

Personally, I am married with two strong, smart daughters and one whiny, less-than-smart (but thoroughly loved) dog. We have lived in Leduc for many years, but I actually grew up on a farm outside of the Village of Thorsby. I love running (yes, for fun) and spending time with my rather large, extended family. I think Alberta is the most beautiful place on earth and love being outside in it.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Club. You can reach me at


Happy childhood
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

~ Agatha Christie
Fair warning
Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong.

~ Maurice Sendak
Big deal
To have your childhood dream realized is a really big deal.

~ Maya Rudolph
Short quote
Childhood is a short season.

~ Helen Hayes