We extend our prayers and good wishes to MLA: Honourable Dr. Terry Lake as we enter a New Year with all its potential, issues and opportunities. We thank You for the experience he has gained from being in various public service areas for a number of years. May he face 2014 with clear vision, courage and compassion. We ask for blessing and divine direction. May the prayers of all those praying for him in his portfolio as Minister of Health encourage him by helping him accomplish all that he needs to in that position. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Terry Lake was re-elected as MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson on May 14, 2013. He was appointed Minister of Health on June 10, 2013.
Terry currently chairs the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow, serves as vice-chair of the Treasury Board, and is a member of the Cabinet Working Group on Core Review.
Previously, he served as Minister of Environment. He also enjoyed stints as Parliamentary Secretary for Health Promotion to the Minister of Health Services, and Parliamentary Secretary for the Ranching Task Force to the Minister of Agriculture and Lands.
Terry has also served on the Select Standing Committees for Aboriginal Affairs, Health, and Legislative Initiatives. He was also a member of the Early Childhood Education Innovations Committee.
Terry was the Mayor of Kamloops from 2005-2008, and a city councillor from 2002-2005. He is a former Vice-President of the Union of BC Municipalities, and a former member of the BC Transit Board of Directors.
He is a former President of the Coquitlam Rotary Club as well as the Kamloops Recreational Soccer League. One of his most rewarding experiences was travelling to Tangalle, Sri Lanka in 2008 to assist with tsunami relief.
A veterinarian by profession, Terry is a recipient of the BC Veterinary Medical Association Award of Merit for Service and is a former Vice-President of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.
Terry and his wife Lisa have three daughters, a dog and a cat.