Contact Us/Staff

Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. We offer an impressive array of tours, programs, events and facilities. Please complete this form and we will respond via email, phone or fax. All fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required fields.

111-B Gilmour Street
Morden, Manitoba Canada
R6M 1N9
(Morden Community Centre – Lower Level)
Phone: (204) 822-3406
Fax: (204) 272-3303


Peter Cantelon brings to the CFDC a wealth of board and management experience in the fields of business development, marketing and communications. With no formal education in palaeontology Peter draws on his extensive background in journalism and research to act as a spokesperson for the CFDC (not to mention a lifelong enthusiasm for fossils and geology). His passion is people and this is brought to bear in every aspect of his role where he is focused on working with staff to grow the CFDC into a national and international centre for fossil exhibition, education and research. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and writing.


Victoria has always been very interested in palaeontology, specifically cretaceous vertebrates. She has gained experience in fossil preparation through volunteering as a Lab Technician at the Manitoba Museum. In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in geology at the University of Manitoba. Victoria is thrilled to be working at the CFDC with such an amazing team.


Cheryl brings a lot of experience to her job here at the museum. Cheryl spent the last portion of her life managing the Morden Chamber of Commerce and working in administration for the Corn and Apple festival. However, in her past, she was a part of the board for the CFDC. The board that she as a part of was actually the group that changed the name of the museum from "The Morden and District Museum" to "The Canadian Fossil Discovery Center".  She has a lot of memories of what the museum was like many years ago and is excited to be working here in administration to continue making improvements. When she's not working at the museum Cheryl enjoys dancing, curling, golfing, gardening, and playing cribbage.






Leslie has brought a valuable set of skills to the CFDC since beginning her position in March of 2017. She has six years of management experience in various areas and excitedly combines those skills with her childhood passions for dinosaurs in her position at the CFDC.  In her free time, Leslie enjoys keeping her creative juices flowing through making jewelry, painting, singing, and other types of creative expression.

Yevgeniya Tatarenko - Programs & Volunteer Manager

Welcome to our newest staff member, Program Coordinator Yevgeniya Tatarenko (Feigala Khaverman). Yevgeniya is well known in the Morden area for volunteer work in the Arts, her Fun & Fire group and her Ukrainian United School. She brings these many talents and vast knowledge to implement present and new programming and coordinate volunteers at the Museum. If you are interested in any Volunteer opportunities at the Museum, give Yevgeniya a call.

Dr. Mike Newbrey, Adjunct Curator of FOSSIL FISHES


Dr. Mike Newbrey