Lord, we thank You for MLA Rick Wowchuk and his heart and passion for volunteering, the environment and for seeing children excel and grow into caring and responsible adults. We thank You for the favour on his life and his ability to serve as the MLA for Swan River for so many years. We ask that You continue to grant him good health and the wisdom to continue serving the constituents of his riding and the people of Manitoba. We bless his wife and family and ask that You continue strengthening those relationships. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen!
Rick Wowchuk was elected to his first term as the MLA for Swan River on April 19, 2016 and was appointed Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Sustainable Development. He is a lifelong Manitoban who is proud to call Swan River his home.Rick was born in Swan River and raised in the town of Cowan, Manitoba, where his father was a heavy equipment contractor. He graduated from Swan Valley Regional Secondary School and enrolled at the University of Manitoba where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Certificate in Education. During his 35-year career as an educator, Rick taught across the Swan River constituency including time in Camperville and Birch River. He then transferred to Swan Valley Regional in Swan River where he taught for 25 years before retiring in 2015. Rick and his wife Lorie have been married for 36 years and are the proud parents of sons Brandon and Brennan.