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MLA Sonia Furstenau, Cowichan Valley

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We ask for your comfort and love to be heavy upon MLA Sonia Fustenau today. Lord, we pray for her marriage and her children as she serves our province.  We pray for protection, guidance and wisdom for her as she balances her life between work and family.  Amen

Prior to her election, she served as Area B Director for the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), having been elected to the CVRD in 2014.

Sonia has long been involved in grassroots advocacy. She was National Administrator for Results Canada, a non-profit that works to end extreme poverty, and she served on the Board of Directors for Oikocredit, an international microcredit organization.  Sonia was also a volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby, which is committed to finding solutions to the challenge of climate change.  Sonia has worked as a teacher in the Victoria School District and in Shawnigan, where she taught History, English, and Theory of Knowledge. Sonia has a BA and an MA in History from the University of Victoria.

Sonia lives in Shawnigan Lake with her husband, Blaise, and their children.