Meet the team.
Journey Club is Westman Village’s ode and investment toward the senior generation. This facility is geared towards full, engaged, thoughtful lives with the utmost dignity for individuals of all activity and health levels. Journey Club residents fill the halls of Westman Village with the light, laughter and intelligence that only time and experience can lend.
The staff behind the people are just as central to Journey Club’s success-would you like to meet them? Here goes!
Environmental Services Director
Count your lucky stars Paul Eddy sauntered westwards in the mid 90s. Since that time, he’s put in over a decade of time building the expertise needed to lead construction and maintenance projects of all shapes and sizes. Over a decade in exterior residential construction and restoration (including after the High River floods) led him to not only provide key contributions to the Century Downs casino and racetrack near CrossIron Mills, but also to find Jayman BUILT and Westman Village.
This Ontarian is true blue small town Manitoba at heart, but now that the Rockies are at his doorstep, snowboarding and skating in winter and hikes and camping in summer are of course part of his personal self care routine. The only thing to be wary of with Paul are his sports choices: Miami Dolphins in the NFL and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Look, he’s a great guy, so let’s try and look past this, shall we?
You may recall Timmins, Ontario for a few things. Some legendary hockey players, like Bill Barilko, subject of The Tragically Hip’s Fifty Mission Cap, and Frank Mahovlich. Former premier of Alberta Jim Prentice, for example. Oh, and Al Boileau, Executive Director of Journey Club at Westman Village.
You’re forgiven if you didn’t know that until now, but at least you can get acquainted with the charm and wit of this Political Science and History major from the University of Ottawa. His natural penchant for hospitality, and his remarkably personable attitude, led to work at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, then an impressive string of jet setting appointments to hot spots like the Royal York in Toronto, Bermuda, Washington, Barcelona, Portugal, and most recently Jasper.
His version of slowing down from the high powered life of an international hotelier is the leadership position in the Journey Club you know and love. Retirement living provides the joy and connection of service and hospitality without the travel and energy expenditure, with a much easier path to raising a family - like his precocious little boy Remi, a Golden Doodle named Chester, and his wife Melanie working just down the road in McKenzie Town. Despite his Northern Ontario roots, his hockey passions lie in the right place -- for the most part. Habs first, Flames a “close second,” he says. Well, could be worse, right?
Front Office Director
Who better to lead the dynamic face of such a defining housing project than a global citizen with a hospitality tool belt built from positions and responsibilities far and wide across retail, customer care and hospitality? Sadiq was born and spent formative years in Mumbai, broadened horizons in London and the United Kingdom, and continued a strong and steady pursuit of progress in top tier service brands like Hilton, TKMAXX, Comfort Inn and Ramada.
As Front Office Director, they set the tone and lead the team as happy, understanding faces of the administration team. Call Sadiq the First Ambassador of Journey Club’s formidable group of professionals, on call to create the most holistic Journey Club possible.
Resident Service Coordinator
Her name is Aimel, but you can call her Mel. Way over yonder in the Philippines, she built a considerable care portfolio as a Registered Nurse, so she immediately and steadily connected with work and education opportunities once she arrived in Canada in 2012. Our land of inspired opportunity encouraged Mel to strive for more from her background and she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors in Management.
Much like her adventure into Canada, her position in Westman Village has been one of increasing trust and responsibility. Her commitment to her education led to a leadership role promotion, where she cultivates the steadiness and humanity befitting a top quality care and service provider.
Director of Sales
Tara’s passion for helping others began at a young age when she left her small hometown in New Brunswick to travel and volunteer abroad. As she ventured back to Canada, she planted roots on the west coast and worked as a Registered Massage Therapist for many years before finding her way into new home sales, then finally discovering her true calling in the luxury senior living sector.
With her natural ability to form connections, mixed with her altruistic nature, she is the perfect fit for the Director of Sales role at The Journey Club.
Don’t ask her anything about sports, but she probably knows some random fun facts about most countries, tips on where to travel to and experience the best food.