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MLA Teresa Wat, Richmond North Centre

Jesus, thank you for MLA Wat’s dedication to serving the people in her constituency and throughout the province. We pray for clear communication as she speaks across generations, languages and cultures. Bless her and protect her as she moves through her daily activities and obligations. Thank you for giving her the gift of being fast on her feet. Cover her in your grace. Amen.


Teresa Wat was elected MLA for Richmond Centre in 2013, 2017, and again in 2020. She currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism Initiatives, Arts and Culture. Teresa was the president and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320 and has also served as the news director at Channel M Television (now OMNI TV), and previously served as a communications advisor at B.C.’s Cabinet Policy and Communications Secretariat. In 2015, Princess Astrid bestowed Wat with the Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown, one of the highest decorations from the Kingdom of Belgium. Teresa was instrumental in the launch of B.C.’s first-ever live Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi daily television news programs. In 2013, Teresa received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for her community service work. In 2010, she was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board.