Our eternal heavenly father, we bring before You in prayer MLA: Hon. Coralee Oakes. As a recently elected member of the legislature we ask that You will provide her with the wisdom and energy it will take to become familiar with all her new responsibilities, especially in her portfolio as Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. This gifted lady is dedicating herself to the service of this province and we ask that she will sense your loving and guiding hand upon her life. In the Name of Our Saviour, we pray. 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 contribution.