Event Committee

John Radostits – Chair

John Radostits is President of the Radco Group of Companies. John grew up stocking the shelves at the family grocery store while earning his Commerce degree. He took over the family business and grew it to the largest franchisee under the Sobeys banner in Canada. John loves to build companies and has been involved in many fast growing businesses in hospitality, fitness, healthcare, and real estate.

To ensure he gets all of his living done while he is young, John is has an active bucket list with lots of adrenaline focused activities. John and his wife Michelle are active in the community and they believe we need to build a strong city in all areas for their two children to enjoy.

John chose to be involved in the Alzheimer’s Face Off in support of his mom and grandmother whom both have been diagnosed with this devastating disease. The Alzheimer’s Face Off is a great way to engage our community and raise funds to support the great research we have in Alberta.

Let’s have some fun, raise some money and find a cure!!!

Jason Strudwick – Celebrity Co-Chair

Jason, born in Edmonton, is a proud father and husband. Retired from the NHL after 650 games he is now co-hosting The Jason Gregor Show on TSN1260 every afternoon starting at 3 pm.

Jason really enjoys being a part of this tourney to share stories and have fun but more importantly the lasting impact on the community is fantastic!

Greg Christenson – Past Chair

Greg Christenson is President and Owner of Christenson Developments, originally founded in the early 1970’s by Lloyd Christenson, Greg’s father.

Christenson Developments is an Edmonton based company with over 40 years of building experience. They have created over 5,000 thousand award winning multi-family homes in Edmonton and surrounding areas, specializing in building communities that offer a variety of adult and seniors homes within an Urban Village concept.

The Alzheimer’s Face Off Pro Am hockey tournament is an important event and cause that Greg holds especially close. Many families have seen how Alzheimer’s can take claim of their loved ones, his family too has seen this first hand when his father, Lloyd, was diagnosed.  Not only is Alzheimer’s research important to the patients who struggle daily with the disease, but to provide hope for the family members and friends who need the strength to continue fighting against Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Steve Curtis – Communications

2018 marks the fourth year for Steve on the Alzheimer’s Face Off Organizing Committee. He is proud to be a member of the committee supporting a great cause to help raise money, build awareness of the disease, and create memories for participating players who enjoy a great hockey experience.

Steve’s work life has been spent over the last 14 years in various leadership and marketing roles in the construction and home building industry, with the last 3 years being focused on the development and marketing of independent and supportive living housing for seniors throughout Alberta.

Steve also spends time on the Government Relations Committee with the Canadian Home Builders Association – Edmonton Region, as well as the Community Infill Panel with the City of Edmonton.  Steve volunteers in the community coaching youth at both football and basketball.

Steve fills the free time he has left playing basketball, golf, fair weather camping and expanding his collection of records and rock posters.

But, none of this would be any fun without the love and support of Steve’s family.  Steve has been married for 12 years to his wonderful wife Jill and has two boys aged 9 and 7, and a 10 month old girl.

Tim Garbutt – Tournament Director

2018 will mark Tim’s 5th year with the Alzheimer’s Face Off Pro-Am Tournament. Tim has worked in the Sports Marketing industry for the past 20 years producing and managing many high profile events. Most recently, Tim was the General Manager of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton/Calgary.

Along with his wife Darcy, Tim has two children and resides in Edmonton.

Leslie Gallacher – NHL Alumni

Leslie Gallacher, through Power Play Consulting, has been producing events for the last 20 years in both Canada and the United States with a heavy emphasis on sporting events. Most recently, Leslie produced the 2014 Sochi Olympic Curling Pre-trials and the charity components for the Manulife LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario.

When Leslie is not working, she enjoys yoga, working on her golf game and a good glass of chardonnay.

This is Leslie’s 6th year managing NHL alumni involvement with AFO.

Greg Norman – Player Experience

As a transplanted easterner, Greg has spent 40 incredible years living and experiencing all that Alberta has to offer. He’s never looked back.

Over last 12 years with Pals, currently, as the Operations Manager, Greg has had the opportunity to work with and get to know many incredible people in Edmonton’s home building industry. Prior to that he spent 21 years with Ducks Unlimited Canada and 6 years with Stanley Engineering (Stantec today).

Greg has had the pleasure of being involved in the Pro-Am right from the start with Scotia Bank and now the Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories. The cause and the tournament have become dear to Greg’s heart and he hopes that we all live to see a cure for this debilitating disease.

Colin Tooth – Sponsorships

Colin is a graduate of the Building Construction Engineering program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology here in Edmonton. He has 35+ years experience in the construction industry, holding Sales Management positions across Western Canada in the Glass & Curtain Wall Industry, the Steel Industry, the Building Envelope Sector and now the General Contracting Industry. Colin re-joined Ledcor Construction as Director of Project Development in Edmonton, in the spring of 2017.

Colin has served on many industry boards and committees throughout his career and has also volunteered his time to many charities including recent work with the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, Sorrentino’s Compassion House, 100MenYEG and Pilgrims Hospice Society.

In his personal time, Colin has maintained his love of sports, both as a participant and a spectator.  Colin resides in Edmonton with wife Gail, and has two grown children and two grandchildren.

Jessica Twidale – Provincial Lead, Philanthropy – Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories

In her 4th year as Tournament Lead for Alzheimer’s Face Off, Jessica continues to enjoy working with a fantastic team of sponsors, volunteers, and hockey enthusiasts.

She grew up on a ranch near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan in a rodeo and hockey family.  Team sports were part of every aspect of Jessica’s life and this continues in her work.

Jessica and Steve now enjoy spending time with their family which now includes two grandchildren – a 9 year old hockey player and a 1 year old cuddler.  Lots of time at the rink supporting the next generation!

Kurt Feigel – Player Relations

Kurt is President of Universe Machine Corporation and a firm believer in giving back to the community. Currently, he serves on the Shepherd’s Care Foundation board, which provides housing and care for up to 1,600 seniors.  The foundation also provides care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Kurt is married to Judy (30 years and counting), has three sons, one daughter-in-law and one spoiled granddaughter.

His hobbies include hockey, teaching/driving high performance track cars and golf.

Mike Burrell – Player Relations

Mike, Captain of the Grey Matters team, has been raising money and playing in the Alzheimer’s Face Off tournament since 2013. This is his first year on the committee. He is excited to add his ideas and support to help contribute to an exciting tournament that raises research dollars and increases awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Mike’s career in Telecommunications and IT began with AGT. He enjoys working for W2 Technology Group that provides Network solutions and support for companies. His account management and solutioning skills are his keys to success.

The Alzheimer’s Face Off tournament is a passion for Mike. His Dad, Dennis had this terrible disease for over nine years and finally succumbed to it in September 2015. Mike raises money and awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the hopes of keeping a promise he made to his Dad. He is going to do all he can to “Punch Alzheimer’s in the nose!”.  Family is key to Mike, his wife Brenda and their kids Royden (23) and Jenni (19) are his greatest supporters.  His pride for his family is reinforced when he sees them at the tournament in various volunteer positions.

Erin Martyshuk – Regional Lead, Community Relations | Provincial Communications Coordinator

Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories

Friday Events & Volunteer Coordinator

This is Erin’s 4th year of being involved with the Alzheimer’s Face Off. She has enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many extraordinary people – our generous players and fund raisers, dedicated volunteers and committee members, and the families who openly and courageously share their journey with dementia.

In her free time, Erin makes adventurous life memories with family and friends – spending time with her dog Halla, travelling, volunteering and is currently training for her first half marathon.