PRINCE GEORGE-NORTH CARIBOO
Born and bred in the heart of Prince George, British Columbia, Sheldon Clare's deep roots in the community have shaped his unwavering commitment to the betterment of Prince George-North Cariboo. A loving father to two daughters, Elise and Danielle, Sheldon's life is dedicated to both his family and the community he proudly calls home.
A Scholarly Journey with a Passion for Education
Sheldon's academic journey is marked by excellence. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the esteemed University of British Columbia. Furthermore, his passion for military history led him to achieve cum laude honors for his Master of Arts degree from Norwich University.
Dedicated to the Classroom
Since 1993, Sheldon has been an integral part of the College of New Caledonia (CNC), where he has played a pivotal role in shaping young minds. As an educator, his dedication goes beyond teaching, as he served as a contract negotiator for 12 years. His leadership qualities shone through with six terms as the chair of the provincial Bargaining Co-ordination Committee, ensuring the welfare of educators across the province. Sheldon's commitment extended to serving on the CNC Board of Governors, where his insights and vision contributed to the institution's growth and development.
A Defender of Canadian Values
Sheldon's service to the nation extends beyond the classroom. As a reserve army officer, he dedicated over seven years to instructing cadets, instilling discipline and leadership in the next generation of Canadian citizens. His advocacy successfully led to the establishment of a reserve infantry unit in Prince George, bolstering the region's contribution to national security.
A Musician and Sports Enthusiast
Sheldon's passion for music has found expression as a piper, playing with the local pipe band since his teenage years. His love for the outdoors is evident through his interests in hunting, shooting, and both downhill and cross-country skiing. Sheldon's dedication to sports goes beyond participation; he is a certified Biathlon Canada Technical Delegate and trained coach. His commitment to the sport is reflected in his service on the board of Biathlon BC.
A Community Leader with a Heart of Gold
Sheldon's leadership extends to various community organizations. He served two terms as the president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 in Prince George and continues to hold the esteemed position of Legion Chair. Additionally, he played a pivotal role as the national president of Canada's National Firearms Association from 2010 to 2021, advocating for responsible firearms ownership.
As a past multi-term president and current director at large of the PG Rod and Gun Club, Sheldon contributes significantly to the outdoor and recreational community in Prince George. He is a seasoned adventurer, having enjoyed caving, ice climbing, and mountaineering. His commitment to outdoor pursuits is exemplified by his three-term chairmanship of the Prince George Section of the Alpine Club of Canada.
Sheldon Clare's involvement as a key organizer for the rejuvenated Northern Hardware Canoe Race from 2015 to 2019 demonstrates his dedication to preserving local traditions and fostering community connections. His multifaceted leadership and unwavering commitment make him an exceptional candidate for the Conservative Party of BC in Prince George-North Cariboo. Sheldon Clare is ready to bring his rich experience and passion for community service to the forefront, ensuring a brighter future for the people of Prince George-North Cariboo.