Meet your DC council candidates: Shaely Wilbur

Shaely Wilbur

Age: 49

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Occupation: Administration for South Peace Junior Soccer, Community Advocate


Tell us about yourself.

     I have lived my life in the North; where agriculture, logging and later a firefighter’s wage put food on our table. I chose Dawson Creek as my home in 1996 and have been involved in our community since arriving. I am a Mother to 5, Nana to 7 and the litter patrol for 2 rescue cats -King Gulliver and Prince Alex.

My spouse and I have enjoyed raising our family here and now having 3 of our Grandchildren in our community. I take pride in lending a helping hand and lifting those who are facing challenges. I may not always be politically correct; however, I face everything head on and hands on. Volunteering is an aspect that I have carried through my life and believe that if there is a need you help because you can. 

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

   I enjoy our green spaces, walking trails, recreational facilities, art gallery, and events throughout our community at various venues to name a few.        


Why are you running?

   I would be honored to represent the citizens of our community for another term. I believe that I bring a voice to the table that is unique. I do not shy away from conversations that may bring a strong difference of opinion on one direction or another. I believe I am prepared through experience to be forward thinking and open minded on what lies ahead. We are facing changes and we must continue to build on our successes, to do this it is necessary to hear all citizens. I do not bring a voice that favors one demographic or another; I listen to all. 

  In all things we must have balance and I believe that a good leader will talk about all that is great, and a great leader will not shy away from talking about what lies in the shadows. I am willing and prepared to discuss what lies in our shadows. 

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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