God we thank You for leaders that are committed to excellence as they serve our beautiful province. We bring Hon. Steve Thomson before You today and pray that You will bless him in his times of work and his times of rest. Thank You for his willingness and availability to serve the people in his riding. Give him and those close to him a relaxing and memorable summer season even when it can sometimes seem very busy. Thank You for your loving care for him Lord. We pray these requests in Your name Amen.
Steve Thomson was re-elected to represent the riding of Kelowna-Mission in 2013 and was reappointed as the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource. He currently chairs the Environment and Land Use Committee and is a member of the Treasury Board.
Previously, he served as Minister of Energy and Minister of Agriculture and Lands.
Steve is the former executive director of the BC Agriculture Council and has spent his career working on behalf of British Columbian farmers and ranchers. He has served as general manager of the BC Fruit Growers Association and the BC Milk Producers Association. He has also served as a director of the Kelowna Museum, the Okanagan Innovation Fund and the BC BioEnergy Network.
He has a great love of sports and had a long career in rugby including the opportunity to play for the Canadian National Rugby Team. His current interests include golf, gardening and being an ardent rugby fan.
Steve is a husband, father and grandfather. He and his wife Brenda have three children and five grandchildren.