Lord, bless MLA Teresa Wat. We ask that you help her influence as she seeks the favour necessary to encourage our economic and community efforts on behalf of our province. We thank you for her willingness and tenacity, may you bless her with continued strength and health. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Teresa Wat was elected MLA for Richmond Centre in 2013, 2017, and again in 2020. She currently serves as the Official Opposition critic for Tourism, Arts and Culture, and Anti-Racism Initiatives. Teresa was the president and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320 and has also served as the news director at Channel M Television (now OMNI TV), and previously served as a communications advisor at B.C.’s Cabinet Policy and Communications Secretariat. In 2015, Princess Astrid bestowed Wat with the Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown, one of the highest decorations from the Kingdom of Belgium. Teresa was instrumental in the launch of B.C.’s first-ever live Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi daily television news programs. In 2013, Teresa received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for her community service work. In 2010, she was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board.