CAROL FIELDING (SKEENA) - BIOGRAPHY
Carol Fielding first arrived in Terrace in 1974 to visit a friend and ended up staying for 5 years. She returned again in 2002, and since then Carol has been a passionate community supporter and proud to call Terrace her home.
Since her return to Terrace, Carol has been actively involved in many non-profits groups. In 2006, she discovered that the 2010 Olympic - Spirit of BC Committee was dormant; recognizing that this committee was vital to Terrace & Kitimat to become connected to the opportunities that would arise from the Olympic Games, she took up the task of bringing it back to life. This committee was instrumental in lobbying the BC Government to ensure funding for the George Little - Spirit Square in Terrace. The committee was also responsible for hosting the hugely successful 2010 Torch Relay celebration in Terrace.
Carol also played an integral role in bringing Kraft Hockeyville to Terrace. The Hockeyville project brought together an amazing team of folks from all around the region, and turned the Kraft Hockeyville project into a full-blown community program that everyone enjoyed.
Today, Carol stays connected to the community through her job as the Executive Director of the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce. In her role she is involved in all of the Chambers’ committees including policy, governance, membership building, succession planning and event planning. This year, Carol has been part of two very important committees for the region, the NW Regional Workforce Table Task Force, and the City of Terrace Community Impacts committee.
Carol’s passion for bringing people together and encouraging community spirit works well in her position because she loves to make a difference where and when she can.
Carol’s decision to seek the Skeena nomination for the BC Liberals is a perfect next step in her goal to keep giving back to the region that has done so much to welcome her and make her feel at home.