Father, we thank You for MLA: Hon. Coralee Oakes. We pray that You will cover her with your protection and continue to give her a voice that will bring about change and new directions. We ask that You will guide her every step and that open doors of opportunity will be before her as she moves forward this year and into the years to come. We pray Your blessing over her. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Coralee Oakes was elected MLA for Cariboo North on May 14, 2013.
On June 10, 2013 Coralee was appointed Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Prior to her election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Coralee was a two-term Quesnel City Councillor, and served as the Executive Director of the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce.
Coralee is a Past President of the British Columbia Chamber Executives and has also served as a Director on the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Executives, Cariboo Chilcotin Tourism Association and numerous local not-for-profit organizations.
In 2007, Coralee was appointed to the provincial Small Business Roundtable, representing rural small businesses, and was appointed to the Minister’s Council on Tourism in 2009. The same year, Coralee received the B.C. Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year award. She has also received the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association award of contribution.