MLA Michelle Stilwell, Parksville-Qualicum

Michele Stilwell - BC MLA

Lord God, it is our pleasure to bring Michelle Stilwell, member for Parksville-Qualicum to you today. We ask you would bless Michelle in her important role as Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth. We especially ask for your blessing on the children of our province who are in government care and that Michelle, and those on the committee, would work together for the betterment of who those most vulnerable. We also ask for your blessing her Michelle‚Äôs husband Mark and their son Kai. 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. 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. In 2012, Michelle was presented with the first key to the City of Parksville and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. 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.