Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner

Shannon Hawthorne has been an Alberta resident her whole life and has lived in Calgary since 2013, when she moved to start her higher education. She holds a BA from the University of Calgary and a Legal Assistant Diploma from SAIT. She currently serves as Volunteer Coordinator for the Brenda Strafford Centre for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Throughout her career, Shannon has focused on LGBTQ2S+ advocacy and eliminating gender-based violence.
 
This is Shannon’s first campaign. She felt compelled to run for office because she believes it is critical that we are focused on meaningful action in response to climate change, and to prioritize the end of colonialism and the oppression of the Indigenous Peoples of our nation. Shannon believes in removing barriers and providing necessary support to all members of vulnerable populations in our society.
 
Shannon currently volunteers at a local spin studio, YYC Cycle, and sits on the Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure Committee. Shannon enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading, and travelling, including her previous travel to nine provinces and one territory with friends and family.