Orville is married to Trudy Callaghan and they have a blended family of five adult children.  They also have two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, two grandsons and two puppies named Fynnley and Rory.

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Community Involvement

Superintendent’s Advisory Committee Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

Committee Member, 2012-2013

Participated on the committee as a citizen member to provide feedback on EPSB’s regulations following the adoption of SOGI policy (IFA.BP) by the Trustees on 29-11-2011.

Edmonton Basketball Officials Association (EBOA)

President, 2011-2013

The EBOA is the largest basketball officials association in Canada with over 250 members servicing leagues from eight-year-olds to college.

During my term as president, I oversaw the transition to the new administration structure.

Prior to serving as the president to the EBOA I worked on a subcommittee to rewrite the organization’s bylaws which included a restructuring of the roles and responsibilities.

Arts on the Ave (AOTA)

Board member, Treasurer, 2008-2011

Joined the board in 2008 and served as the treasurer for three years. Introduced policies and procedures to enable AOTA to track, manage and report on all its various initiatives and activities.


Work Experience

Avenue Edmonton / Odvod Publishing Inc.

Publisher / President, 2006 – present

Founding and current publisher of Avenue Edmonton, Edmonton’s pre-eminent city lifestyle magazine.

MCS Foundation Ltd.

Executive Director, 2003 – 2013

Acted on behalf of the MCS Foundation’s board to create the Community Christian Education Program as an alternative program of EPSB.  Advised the Foundation Board on matters of governance, fiscal responsibility and maintaining collaborative relationship with EPSB in all interactions.

Odvod Media Corp

Principal, 1999 – present

Founding partner in one of Edmonton’s leading communications and marketing companies. Odvod Media has led or participated in numerous branding, communications and marketing projects for a variety of business clients and all levels of government.