Byron Schamehorn

I grew up on a bison farm north of Manning, AB where I spent my summers putting up hay, volunteering at Riverside Bible Camp and loading water bombers at the Manning Air Tanker Base.

After earning my Bachelors of Education from GPRC and The University of Alberta, my wife Angela [nee Wadsworth] and I returned to the Peace Country to start my career at Grimshaw High School.

I’m currently in my 17th year of teaching and my 11th year at TA. Norris Middle School where I teach Grades 7/8 Math, Science, PE, Guitar and Hunter Education.

Working at the school with students has led to numerous volunteering opportunities such as coaching/managing basketball and archery teams as well as helping run local and regional science fairs.

I still work for the family screw piling business when the opportunity arises and am a long time board member for Riverside Bible Camp where my father serves as chair.

Music has always been a big part of my life and it’s allowed me to play with the local bands Midnight Lights and Wink n’ a Nod. I also sing and play as a volunteer at the Baptist Church, the Celebrate Recovery addictions program and the Peace River Correctional Centre.

These last four years serving on Peace River town council have included positions on the board of directors for North Peace Housing, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Mercer Public Advisory Committee, and five different inter-municipal collaboration funding committees.

This upcoming term my main priorities are to:

* Continue advocating for quality seniors and low-income housing;

* Maintain and grow the current positive working relationship with the business community, the chamber of commerce and Community Futures;

* Advocate for Peace River’s fair share of the region’s financial resources to continue providing great services to residents and visitors alike;

* Keep regularly communicating, meeting and interacting with the great citizens of Peace River.

My wife, two kids [Isabelle and Korben] and I love eating at all the great local restaurants, visiting the library and participating in a wide variety of outdoor activities together.

This October, I’m asking for your vote to continue the important work I’ve started as a member of Peace River’s town council.

Other candidates for council:

Bob Blayone

Marc Boychuk

Jill Cairns

Brad Carr

Rick Dostaler

Cheryl Fitchie

Orren Ford

April Gold

Don Good

Karen Greaves

Chris Johnson

Cary Kilkenny

Wanda Laurin

Sylvia Mathieu

Jami Paras

Shelly Shannon

Ted Sisson

Garrett Tomlinson

Leah Wood

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