Management Committee & Foundation

Manitou Opera House Management Committee

Owned by the Municipality of Pembina, the Opera House is managed by the Opera House Management Committee. Formed in 1997 to manage the day-to-day operations of the facility, the committee is made up of community volunteers some of whom represent the various stakeholders.


Chair: Richard J. Klassen

Treasurer: Al Thorleifson

Dale Dobson

Lynda Matchullis

Thor Thorleifson

Laurie Nakonechny


Manitou Opera House Foundation Executive

The Manitou Opera House Foundation was incorporated in 1995 to raise funds and to encourage volunteers to help in the restoration and improvement of the Manitou Opera House.

The foundation’s executive would welcome anyone who would like to assist with any of the projects undertaken by or on behalf of the foundation for the enhancement of this historic building.

Board of Directors:

President: Dale Dobson

Treasurer: Thor Thorleifson

Secretary: Lynda Matchullis


Ray Keen

Richard Klassen

Laurie Nakonechny

Cassandra Serle

James Sharpe

Al Thorleifson

Stage from Balcony