Arleene Thorpe studied Early Childhood Education at Douglas College. She later attended Northern Lights College and received her certificate as a Long Term Care Aide, Community Support Worker and her Instructor’s Diploma.
Ms. Thorpe’s careers have included: working as a Care Aide with disabled children, a Day Care Supervisor, and Long Term Card Aide, Community Support Worker and currently she works in sales & marketing.
Ms. Thorpe is a dedicated community worker. She is currently on the board of the Kiwanis Enterprise Centre, Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club, President of the “Noon Toasties” Toastmaster Club, past director for the Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation.
Over the past eight years, Ms. Thorpe has been the President of the Liberal Riding Association. She has devoted herself to creating a strong relationship between our communities and Ottawa.
In the past years she has ensured that a community library project for children did not go without funding and ensured a working relationship between CMHC and the community of Tumbler Ridge to allow the sale of their houses to proceed.
Ms. Thorpe was born in our nation’s capital, Ottawa. She met her husband Jim at a military base in Comox, British Columbia and was married in 1963. Jim was later stationed in Zweibrucken, Germany, where their two children, Paul and Debbie, were born.
In 1975, she and Jim moved to Dawson Creek, British Columbia, purchased a hobby farm and raised Morgan Horses. She has lived in Dawson Creek for 29 years. Her pride and joy are their four grandsons Cody, Joshua, Bradley and granddaughter Breanna.