2019-2020 Board of Directors

Our Board is comprised of creative, passionate, and growth-minded leaders who have a heart for our community. Each one of them brings a unique skillset and experience to our team.


If you would like information about how to join the Steinbach Arts Council’s Board of Directors, please call Cindi at 204.346.1077 or email director@steinbachartscouncil.ca.

Clockwise from top left: Graham Pollock, Audrey Barkman Hill – Chair, Roxanne Klassen, David Klassen (Director of Programming/Ex Officio), Cindi Rempel Patrick (Director of Development/Ex Officio), Peegy Ontong, Tiffany Halstead, Charlotte Barkman, Alan Fehr, and Dave Anthony.

Audrey Barkman Hill

Audrey Barkman Hill

Board Chair

Audrey’s career path has taken her from being a teacher and public school administrator to her current role as a professor of English literature. She has been told by her mother that the first word she spoke as a child - on seeing flowers blooming in spring - was “pretty”. Coached, no doubt, to admire the beauty in nature and the arts, Audrey has done so ever since. In public life, she has instructed classes in literature, fine arts and drama, directed school and community productions for children and young adults, and served on divisional and provincial boards and committees concerned with curriculum development and school improvement. In private life, Audrey enjoys reading, writing, walking, travel and cottage life with her family in the Whiteshell. As a producer of the arts, Audrey has tried her hand at creative writing, playing the piano, drawing, painting, fabric arts, clay work and photography. Audrey also enjoys being a member of the audience, a role that she practices often as she watches her grandchildren participate in arts and sports activities.

Graham Pollock

Graham Pollock

Board Member

Graham has been a member of the Steinbach Arts Council since 2011. He is retired from the RCMP after serving 38 years. He has been a resident of Steinbach since 1984. Graham’s interest in the arts goes back many years. His parents and older brother were all involved in the theatre in Scotland. Graham plays piano and was a member of the RCMP Concert Band from 1973 to 1974, travelling to many parts of North America. Graham is also involved in coaching hockey, having coached many different levels for over 40 years. He is currently the video coach of the Steinbach Pistons Jr A Hockey Club. Graham would like to see the Steinbach Arts Council be able to bring the joy of the arts to as many different people as possible.

Alan Fehr

Alan Fehr

Board Member

Alan Fehr (and his alter-ego, Dr. Sprocket) have been edu-taining kids in the Southeast area since 2012. His trilogy of improvised Kid‘s Fringe shows taught the fundamentals of good storytelling while eliciting giggles and participation from kids of all ages. Outside of children’s edu-tainment, Alan has been involved in writing, directing and producing all of Real Live Entertainment theatre productions, including "Of Mice and Men" (2015), Agatha Christie‘s "The Mousetrap" (2017) and their up-coming production of "Still Stands the House" (2020). He’s thrilled to join the BTC team, where he and his students will be learning to express themselves, work collaboratively and explore the performer’s toolbox. Alan and his wife Christal live just outside of Steinbach with their 2 children, Arianna and Grayson.

Tiffany Halstead

Tiffany Halstead

Board Finance Chair
Roxanne Klassen

Roxanne Klassen

Board Member

A long-time resident of Steinbach, Roxanne has been both a K-6 Music Teacher and an elementary classroom teacher in her 32- year career with Hanover School Division. Retired from teaching, but anticipating a life of learning, she is happy to contribute to our city through the work and programming of SAC to ensure that our city continues to have a vibrant art scene. Roxanne is actively involved in music at Grace Mennonite Church, and enjoys travelling, live concerts, folk art painting, and spending time with family and friends

Peegy Ontong

Peegy Ontong

Board Member

Peegy Ontong finished her Communications degree with honours from the University of the Philippines and has been an Advertising and Marketing professional for over 15 years, having worked on Procter & Gamble brands such as Tide, Mr. Clean, Always and Pert. She always had a passion for the arts -- acting and singing in theatre groups during her University days and was a performer at the 2017 Wizard of Oz play. As a Steinbach resident for 8 years, currently working as a Marketing Supervisor for Barkman Concrete, Peegy looks forward to support and promote the arts as a member of the board of SAC.

Dave Anthony

Dave Anthony

Board Member

Dave is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He moved to Landmark, Manitoba when he was 10. Graduated from Landmark Colligate then attended Academy of Broadcasting in Winnipeg. After graduating he worked in Dauphin for a few years before moving to Steinbach. Dave grew up playing musical instruments, writing stories, songs and poetry. He has a serious passion for sports with his main love being the Toronto Maple Leafs. He currently hosts the Country 107 morning show. The Office is the best show ever. Fun fact: he can knit.

Charlotte Barkman

Charlotte Barkman

Board Member

Charlotte grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Steinbach in 2008. She is married to Jayson and has four daughters, ages 6-12. She enjoys music and theatre and has been involved in both. She studied Music at U of W/CMU majoring in piano and completed a Masters in Leadership and Ministry in Calgary. She has worked and lived abroad, teaching English as a Second Language in Japan and team leading University groups of students across Western Canada, South Africa and Uganda. She has been actively involved in leading women’s groups, participating in music and teaching at her church. She also sings in the local community woman’s choir “Accent”, and will accompany the school choir. She is looking forward to being part of SAC this year and helping to keep the arts as a vibrant and enriching part of our community