Thursday, February 9, 2012

MLA: Marc Dalton - Maple Ridge-Mission

Dearest Heavenly Father, may the unique experiences and knowledge that MLA: Marc Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission, has acquired throughout his life be used to the utmost advantage in the roles You have chosen for him at this time.  May You lead his path to where he will be of greatest benefit and where his understanding of various cultural distinctions can be utilized for the greatest assistance and profit for all.  May he be ready to undertake all that you place before him with great courage, wisdom, and tireless dedication.  Bless MLA: Dalton and his family with good health.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.

Marc Dalton was elected as MLA to represent the riding of Maple Ridge-Mission on May 12, 2009.

Previously, Marc worked as a long-time teacher in the Maple Ridge School District at both the elementary and high school levels.  He has a Bachelors Degree in French and History and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, both from Simon Fraser University. Raised in a military family he lived in bases across the country and served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves after graduating. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Maple Ridge.

Mr. Dalton is Aboriginal (Metis) and speaks French.  He has led student exchanges to Quebec to promote unity, French language fluency and an appreciation of Canadian culture. He has attended the Teachers Institute of Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa and has been active in politics at all different levels over the past 25 years.
Mr. Dalton is a resident of Maple Ridge and has been married to his wife, Marlene, for 24 years.  They have three grown children.

For several years, Mr. Dalton worked as a volunteer with youth and reaching out to the needy. Currently, he and Marlene are involved with feeding the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge

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