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MLA Nicholas Simons, Powell River-Sunshine Coast

Heavenly Father, we lift up MLA Nicholas Simons, who tirelessly represents Powell River-Sunshine Coast. Surround him and his family with your protective embrace, guarding them in their service to our community.  Give Nicholas creative initiatives that bring positive change to the areas he oversees. May his efforts lead to flourishing communities. Provide him with peaceful and restful times amid his demanding duties.  Lord, thank you for his years of influence and faithfulness. May his dedication continue to make a meaningful impact. In your name, we pray for his well-being and success, amen.

Nicholas Simons was first elected MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast in 2005. In 2017 he was elected Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth. Nicholas spent over 15 years working in the areas of health, justice, social services and child welfare. He served as the director of health and social development for the Sechelt Nation from 1997 until his election in 2005. Prior to his employment with the band, he worked as a child-protection social worker for the Ministry for Children and Families in Sechelt and North Vancouver. Nicholas has also taught criminology, in which he has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa and a master’s from SFU. Nicholas has been active in the arts community as a cello teacher, performer, and session musician and has two gold records. He is a former president of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council.