God, we lift up Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicolas Simons before you in prayer and seek your wisdom and discernment in all areas of his work in legislature and in his electoral district. Provide him with your strength, grace, mercy, love, and commitment to all that he is involved with. Use his knowledge and experience for your purposes. Bless Mr. Simons in all his activities. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen………………………..
Nicholas Simons was first elected MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast in 2005, and was re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017. In 2017 he was elected Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth.
Nicholas previously served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for Coastal Economic Development, Small Business, and Arts and Culture.
Nicholas spent over 15 years working in the areas of health, justice, social services and child welfare. He served as the director of health and social development for the Sechelt Nation from 1997 until his election in 2005.
Nicholas has also taught criminology, in which he has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa and a master’s from SFU,and has taught child protection to social workers based in First Nations communities.
Nicholas has been active in the arts community as a cello teacher, performer, and session musician. He has played with local, national and international artists and ensembles and has two gold records. He is a former president of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, and the founder and editor of the Lower Langdale Tattler, a limited-circulation satirical newspaper.