Heavenly Father, we thank You for the commitment and dedication of the Honourable Coralee Oakes to the people of Cariboo North and to the province British Columbia. We realize that the areas of sport and cultural development make our communities more enjoyable places to live and work. We pray, therefore, that You will continue to see that she has the required vision, strength and courage to lead her ministry area to implement all that You have given her to accomplish. Protect her as she travels while fulfilling her duties. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Coralee Oakes was elected MLA for Cariboo North on May 14, 2013.
On June 10, 2013 Coralee was appointed Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Prior to her election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Coralee was a two-term Quesnel City Councillor, and served as the Executive Director of the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce.
Coralee is a Past President of the British Columbia Chamber Executives and has also served as a Director on the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Executives, Cariboo Chilcotin Tourism Association and numerous local not-for-profit organizations.
In 2007, Coralee was appointed to the provincial Small Business Roundtable, representing rural small businesses, and was appointed to the Minister’s Council on Tourism in 2009. The same year, Coralee received the B.C. Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year award. She has also received the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association award of contribu