- North Okanagan—Shuswap
Chris George does something that most full-time university students will not be doing this year – he turns fifty-one. After a thirty year career as an entrepreneur, he is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of General Studies degree at Thompson Rivers University.
Following a broad based curriculum based on current knowledge in the fields of social psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology and economics, Chris is providing himself with the tools he will need to provide the leadership Canadians deserve.
Chris holds certificates in Public Speaking and Sales Management from the Dale Carnegie Training organization. He worked for a franchisee as General Manager of the Keg Restaurant in Vernon, was the operating partner of the Kelly O’Bryan’s Restaurant franchise in Kamloops, managed company owned retail outlets for Petro-Canada and Pizza Hut Canada, and was the human resource manager for 110 employees at the Kamloops Travel Centre. A stint with Investor’s Group as a financial planner rounds out Chris’ work in the money economy.
Chris has lived and worked in Vernon, Enderby and Salmon Arm, and has developed a personal knowledge of the communities in the Okanagan-Shuswap. Chris lives with his wife Samara and their children on a smallholding in Notch Hill, where they tend gardens, geese, ducks and their community.
Involvement in the local community is treated as a duty by Chris, he is currently the President of the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts, and a volunteer with the Sorrento Centre Community Garden. For the past year he has been the Okanagan Regional Representative for the BC Greens, and a voting member of Provincial Council. Chris ran in the 2013 provincial election, garnering over 2300 votes in the Shuswap. Chris has also contested for the chair of Area C in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in a by-election in 2012.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Chris George as our candidate in the riding of North Okanagan—Shuswap.