MLA Blake Pedersen, Medicine Hat

Jesus, we pray for MLA Blake Pederson that you would guide him in his work as
he represents the community of Medicine Hat. We also pray you would bless his
family and that in the busyness of their schedule they would have the time they
need for each other. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Blake Pedersen was first elected as the Member of the Legislative
Assembly for Medicine Hat on April 23, 2012. Blake also serves as the Official
Opposition Critic for Culture.

Blake was born and raised in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on the family
ranch. Following graduation from Gull Lake High School, Blake moved to
Vancouver as a drummer with a band, but returned to Gull Lake a few months
later and entered the work force with a local oilfield services company.
Experiencing his first of many boom and bust cycles, after one year of
employment Blake participated in a 10-month Agricultural Exchange Program to
Australia with the International Agricultural Exchange Association. Upon his return
to Canada, Blake returned to the oilfield services industry, and in 1999 became
a small-business owner.

Blake and Angela have called Medicine Hat home for the past 17 years.
Both have a passion for travel and through visiting other countries and experiencing
different cultures, they know and appreciate how fortunate all Canadians are
for where we live and the opportunities afforded to each Albertan on a daily

July 13, 2012