Mr. Blake Pedersen – MLA for Medicine Hat

Lord, we are grateful for Mr. Blake
Pederson and his role as Opposition Critic for culture, and the work he does
critiquing the administration and policies of the culture portfolio. Give him
wisdom and discernment to help develop this portfolio in the best interest for
the citizens of Alberta. Bless Blake and Angela, as Blake serves in this
capacity, in Jesus name.

Blake Pedersen was first elected as the Member of the Legislative
Assembly for Medicine Hat on April 23, 2012. Blake also serves as the Official
Opposition Critic for Culture.

He currently serves as deputy chair of the Standing Committee on
Families and Communities and is a member of the Standing Committee on
Privileges and Elections.

Blake was born and raised in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on the family
ranch. Following graduation from Gull Lake High School, Blake moved to
Vancouver as a drummer with a band, but returned to Gull Lake a few months
later and entered the work force with a local oilfield services company.
Experiencing his first of many boom and bust cycles, after one year of
employment Blake participated in a 10-month Agricultural Exchange Program to
Australia with the International Agricultural Exchange Association. Upon his
return to Canada, Blake returned to the oilfield services industry, and in 1999
became a small-business owner.

Blake and Angela have
called Medicine Hat home for the past 17 years. Both have a passion for travel
and through visiting other countries and experiencing different cultures, they
know and appreciate how fortunate all Canadians are for where we live and the
opportunities afforded to each Albertan on a daily basis.