About The Canadian Progress Club
“It’s Great To Be a Canadian/Soyons Fiers d’être Canadien” is the motto of the Canadian Progress Club, an all-Canadian service club having no international affiliations. Membership and its privileges are open equally to men and women.
Progress members seek the advancement of the communities in which their individual clubs are located. Progress is entirely Canadian in concept and development. Each local club conducts its own affairs and its own charitable projects.
There is no classification system within the Club. Progressians are men and women from all walks of life who enjoy hands-on involvement in charitable activities. In particular, members are proud of their contributions in the area of under-privileged children, and of helping to foster the cause of the physically, mentally and socially handicapped people of Canada through service to the community. In doing so they meet new friends and have fun!
In addition to their commitments to local communities, on a national level, Canadian Progress Clubs proudly support Canadian Special Olympics through the Canadian Progress Charitable Foundation.
Our Edmonton Chapter
Weston Fader, President
Weston joined the Canadian Progress Club in 2012 and has been a proud member of both the St.Albert and Edmonton Downtown clubs. He is a financial services professional with his own business and enjoys being active in the community. He is active in the business community as a member of the Acheson Business Assocition, Director of the Winterburn Business Association and Director of Business Development with the West Edmonton Business Association. In his spare time Weston like to write, travel, play a variety of sports and spends time with close friends and family.
Website – www.atlaswf.com
LinkedIn – Weston Fader
Ryan Knox, Vice President
Ryan Joined the Canadian Progress Club in 2014 following a number of years attending the fund raising events and CPC activities; since then remaining a dedicated member to the Edmonton Downtown club. His professional life focuses his efforts on project management, design and construction for the oil and gas industry, while in his spare time, the outdoors, sports, travel and family captivate his attention. Ryan looks forward to the re-development of the Downtown club in becoming a pivotal group of the CPC across Canada.
Chris Turnbull, Secretary
Chris Turnbull is a portfolio manager with over 20 years of experience working with high net worth investors. Chris holds a BA in Economics from the University of Alberta, as well as, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations. He has written and presented papers such as, Trustee Investment Powers, and the Higher Standards of Prudence to influential groups such as, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Canadian Bar, Wills and Estates Chapter. Chris published his first book, Your Portfolio Is Broken: Who’s to Blame and How to Fix It in 2013.
Chris joined the Canadian Progress club in 2010 and is the Secretary of the St. Albert and Downtown clubs, and Co-Chair of CANstruction Edmonton.
Ted Ritzen, Treasurer
Ted joined the Canadian Progress Club in 2015 after having been a participant in many CPC events and activities for many years. Prior to joining the Canadian Progress Club, Ted sat as Treasurer and Vice President of La Société de la Chorale St-Jean, a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting music and culture within Canada’s vast French community. Ted holds both a BSc in Mathematical and Biological Sciences and a BComm in Accounting from the University of Alberta, as well as the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designations. Ted works predominantly in tax planning and business strategies for small to medium sized businesses in Western Canada.