MLA Michelle Stillwell
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Thank You, Lord for MLA Michelle Stilwell and her service to the people of this province. We pray that Your hand would continue to guide her life and bless her work. Make her aware of those who genuinely need her help and enable her to contribute to their well-being. Encourage her, Father and let her know that her efforts are appreciated. Bless her family with health and wholeness and may she be aware of Your presence in her life. In Jesus name, Amen……………………….
Michelle Stilwell was re-elected MLA for Parksville-Qualicum in 2017. She currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Tourism, Arts and Culture and is Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth.
Michelle has served as Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, Government Caucus Chair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors, and was a member of the Cabinet Committee on a Secure Tomorrow as well as the Treasury Board.
Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly, Michelle was a motivational speaker and community advocate for persons with disabilities and children with special needs. She was also an ambassador for ActNow BC and the Rick Hansen Foundation, and worked on the B.C. Government’s 10 by 10 Challenge to increase employment for persons with disabilities.
Michelle is a six-time Paralympic gold medalist in both basketball and track, nine-time World Champion, and the world record holder in the 100m, 200m and 800m events in the T52 class.
Michelle graduated from the University of Calgary in 1999 with a science degree and moved to Oceanside in 2001, where she lives with her husband Mark and son Kai.