Meet your DC council candidates: Cheryl Shuman

Name: Cheryl Shuman

Age: 50

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Occupation: Mother, Community advocate, Caregiver

Tell us about yourself. 

I am a long-time resident of Dawson Creek with roots deep in the South Peace. My family arrived in the area 120 years ago and I have spent the last 27 years living and raising my family in the city. I am very active in the community and I very much enjoy the quality of life and economic opportunities available here. I worked at Northern Health for many years, caring for our seniors who lived at the Pouce Coupe Care Home, Peace River Haven and Rotary Manor. I took leave of my job with Northern Health when my children were little and operated a licenced daycare in my home.

How do you spend your time around Dawson Creek for leisure?

Leisure moments are spent with family and friends; we play sports like baseball, golf, cross country/downhill skiing and many others over the years. We enjoy our great outdoors hiking, camping, kayaking and fishing. 

Why are you running?

My Great Grandfather operated a trading post in the area, trading with the indigenous peoples first and the pioneering families that came after, my Great Grandmother helped to pound in the last stake of the NAR when it arrived in Dawson Creek.  I care about this place and the citizens who call it home.

We will be following with full interviews tomorrow! And don't forget the DC Mirror council candidate mega-debate at Encana Events Centre Thursday Oct. 11.

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