50 Men who raise money for Red Deer & Area Youth




President: Cody Davies

President Elect: Vacant
Past President: Braden Corbett
Secretary: Rob Toews
Treasurer: Connor Patchett


1st Year
Kolten Gillett
Kevin Stevens
Eric Moltzahn

2nd Year
Nick Kietaibl
Alex Balfour
Matthew Hamill


Bingo – Marty Reed
Casino – Jon Murphy
Ladies Gala – Matt Cassidy
Social Committee – Nicolaus Kietaibl & Ryan Lund
Website – Jesse Tutt

Past Presidents

* = Honour Club, ** = Bronze Honour Club, *** = Gold Honour Club, **** = Distinguished Club

  • 1985/86 – Gary Harris *
  • 1986/87 – Ian Almond
  • 1987/88 – Jim Gawne/Kent Chapman
  • 1988/89 – Glenn Moore
  • 1989/90 – Wally Cook *
  • 1980/91 – Rod Kennedy *
  • 1991/92 – Blake Pearson
  • 1992/93 – Ian Hill
  • 1993/94 – Don Simpson
  • 1994/95 – Bruce Hemstreet *
  • 1995/96 – Brad Lashmar ****
  • 1996/97 – Tim Snell
  • 1997/98 – Bryan Pobihuschy
  • 1998/99 – Stacy Larsen
  • 1999/00 – Mike Phelps ***
  • 2000/01 – Mark Beavington **
  • 2001/02 – Glenn Devereaux
  • 2002/03 – Darren Zimmerman *
  • 2003/04 – Brad Ambrosi
  • 2004/05 – Rod Ryckman ****
  • 2005/06 – Zdenek Niederle
  • 2006/07 – Dave Mousseau *
  • 2007/08 – Glen Cunningham
  • 2008/09 – Paul Cummings
  • 2009/10 – Jesse Tutt
  • 2010/11 – Henry DeBoon
  • 2011/12 – Ryan Morcom *
  • 2012/13 – Jonathan Murphy
  • 2013/14 – David Ginter
  • 2014/15 – Steven Becker
  • 2015/16 – Paul Rattan*
  • 2016/17 – Kevin Walsh
  • 2017/18 – Landon Resta
  • 2018/19 – Jorge Robinson
  • 2019/20 – Ted Emmett
  • 2020/21 – Ryan Lund
  • 2021/22 – Gavin Heintz
  • 2022/23 – Braden Corbett
  • 2023/24 – Cody Davies

Piper Creek Optimist Club Members

Tyler Anderson

Claims Adjuster at Central Alberta Adjusters

Deniz Atilla

Commercial Relationship Manager at TD
Alex Balfour

Alex Balfour

Electrician at Blue Star Electrical

Bryan Burley Red Deer Teacher

Bryan Burley

Teacher at Red Deer Public School District. Grade 7/8 Social Studies, Leadership at Glendale Sciences and Technology School

Steven Becker

Sr. Financial Analyst at Lee Specialties Inc.
Josh Bespalko

Josh Bespalko

Articling Accountant – MNP

Ray Boudreau

Ray Boudreau

Environmental Scientist at ParklandGEO

Matt Cassidy

Brokerage Owner & Insurance Professional

Kent Chapman

Lawyer at Sully Chapman Beattie LLP

Braden Corbett

Manager, Oil and Gas, at MNP

Louis Corriveau

Associate at Warren Sinclair

Cody Davies

Relationship Manager – Commercial Banking – Canadian Western Bank

Ted Emmett

Founder and President Ted Media Management

Tim Finnigan

Relationship Officer at Servus Credit Union

Kolton Gillett

Relationship Officer at Servus Credit Union
Nick Glackin

Nick Glackin

Residential Real Estate Agent – Century 21
Blake Goehring

Blake Goehring

Physiotherapist at Stride Physiotherapy and Wellness

Devon Haley

Mobile Investment Consultant at CIBC

Matthew Hamill

Maltster at Red Shed Malting

Paul Harris

Sales Person at New West Truck Centres

Brendan Harvey

Financial Planner, RBC Financial Planning at RBC Royal Bank, Royal Mutual Funds Inc.

Alex Heinzlmeir

Accountant at NXL Technologies

Gavin Heintz

Realtor-Century 21 Advantage

Tanner Johnson

Business and Agriculture Relationship Manager with ATB Financial

Nicolaus Kietaibl

Alberta Tax Leader at BDO Canada LLP

Cory Kloss

Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities

Riley Kloss

Property Tax Assessor at Wild Rose Assessment Services Inc.

Tim Leer

Executive Director at Hockey Alberta Foundation

Lance Lewis

Relationship Manager at ATB Financial

Ryan Lund

Commerical Account Manager at BMO Financial Group

Warren Marshall

Warren Marshall

Commercial Real Estate Agent at Sundance Realty & Management Inc.

Chris Mcleod

Controller at Blue Grass Sod Farms

Jeff Mill

Jeff Mill

Private Banking at RBC Wealth Management

Eric Moltzahn

Insurance Broker at Ing & McKee Insurance

Ryan Morcom

Financial Advisor at Pellegrini Financial & IPC Investment Corporation

Matthew Mowbrey

Partner, Vesta Law LLP

Jonathan Murphy

Senior Manager, Business Development – Commercial Banking at Canadian Western Bank
Denis O'Dwyer - Red Deer- BMO

Denis O'Dwyer

Vice President Agriculture at BMO Financial Group

Connor Patchett

Accountanting Technician at Summit Strategies Chartered Professional Accountants
Myles Peake - Outreach Centre

Myles Peake

Fundraising, Business & Relationship Professional at Outreach Centre

Paul Peters

Managing Partner & CRO at GAM Tech

Brian Prenoslo

Lawyer at Johnston Ming Manning LLP

Paul Rattan

Barrister & Solicitor

Marty Reed

IT Regional Manager at Graycon I.T. Powered by Ricoh

Locke Richards

Lawyer at Altalaw LLP

Chris Robertson

Commercial Account Executive at HUB International

Curtis Setso

Mobile Mortgage Specialist at RBC

Kevin Stevens

Wealth Advisor at Scotia Wealth Management
Tom Svanes - RBC - Red Deer

Tom Svanes

Director, Agriculture at RBC

Steven Sypkes

Junior Staff Accountant at BDO Canada LLP

Jesse Tutt

Jesse Tutt

CEO @ Guru SEO and Web Design Services

Robert Toews

Robert Toews

Bridge Line Wealth

Ryan Wachter

Manager at BDO Canada LLP

Darcy Waddle

Darcy Waddle

Director, Ag Markets at RBC Royal Bank

Kevin Walsh

CFO at Blue Water Capital Corp

Dylan Winnicky

Teacher at Hunting Hills

Logan Wowk

Teacher. Musician. Volunteer.

Darren Wright

Darren Wright

Operations Manager at MiLo Group LTD

Dustin Moore

Fund Development & Events Specialist at The Outreach Centre

Brenden Sokalski

Banking Advisor at Royal Bank of Canada

Become a Member

Members participate in community service programs that are dedicated to bringing out the best in kids. The fee for joining is $150 CAD / year.

Members are expected to attend meetings and help out with events the best they can.

Become a Friends of the Optimist Member

The Friend of Optimists Membership category was created to accommodate people who believe in what Optimist International stands for and what Optimist Clubs do in their communities.

However, not everyone has the time to fully commit as a regular Member of an Optimist Club or perhaps they live in an area that does not have an Optimist Club.

Joining as a Friend of Optimists allows people to Bring Out the Best in Kids apart from Club affiliation