MLA Rick Fraser, Calgary-South East

Lord, we ask for protection and love to be upon MLA Rick Fraser. Grant him
wisdom and clarity of mind daily both at home and at work. May he feel your
presence and wisdom when making decisions that affect the province of Alberta.
Bless him and his family with health, love and understanding. In Christ’s name,

Mr. Fraser currently serves as Deputy Government Whip and is a member of
several committees including, the standing committees on Resource Stewardship,
Families and Communities and Public Accounts and the Strategic Tourism and
Marketing Council.

Like so many Canadians, one of Mr. Fraser´s passions is the game of
hockey. Upon graduating high school, he was drafted eighth overall in the 1994
East Coast Hockey League free agent draft by the Columbus Chill. He has enjoyed
sharing his love for teamwork and volunteerism by coaching various sports teams
in and around his community.

Growing up, his dad was involved in the Calgary business community and
instilled in Mr. Fraser the values of honesty, integrity and compassion, not to
mention getting the job done right the first time.

After three and a half years of college, he earned his advanced-care
paramedic diploma in the University of Alberta Faculty of Augustana paramedic
program. As an advanced-care paramedic, he was responsible for all advanced
life-saving procedures outside of a hospital setting combined with advanced
treat-and-release, and treat-and-refer protocols for the sick and injured
anywhere in Alberta. In addition, Mr. Fraser has served the public for 12 years
working for the ambulance service.

Mr. Fraser was a leader in his profession, operating as crew chief in
Calgary and teaching advanced cardiac life support to EMS staff, physicians,
nurses and students at Lakeland College in Camrose. From 2008 to 2010 he served
as president of Calgary paramedics. Additionally, he sat on the Alberta College
of Paramedics committee that is responsible for developing a critical care
paramedic program and overseeing continuing education for all EMS staff in
Alberta. Mr. Fraser also advocates for new paramedic students as the practicum
co-ordinator for the Calgary zone of Lakeland College.

Born and raised in Calgary, Rick Fraser is now raising two young sons
with his wife in Calgary’s southeast side.

December 18, 2012