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MLA Nicholas Simons, Powell River-Sunshine Coast

Thank you Lord for the Honourable Nicholas Simons. Give him outlets for his passion to improve the social problems among our youth, as well as the downtrodden among us. We ask for joy and peace over his life, especially during trouble. Help him to find fulfillment in his work and rest in the time he spends with family. Be his guide and help as he seeks to make a positive impact in the community. 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.