Doug Clovechok (Columbia River-Revelstoke) - Biography
Doug was born in Calgary Alberta and was raised between Calgary and a spot near the Dutch Creek in the Columbia Valley, where Doug and his family spent their weekends and summers. Doug is currently the manager of the Invermere Campus of College of the Rockies, and is running for election because he believes that he can provide the leadership required for the Columbia River-Revelstoke region to realize its full potential.
Doug has a work ethic that drives him to achieve his goals and objectives and is not afraid of telling the truth. He believes in creating a vibrant free enterprise economy and will work very hard to ensure that his constituents have sustainable jobs, opportunities and a voice in government that will continue to build healthy families. If elected, Doug plans to work tirelessly at all levels of government as well as other third party organizations to strengthen the economic and social wellbeing of the communities within his riding.
Doug is a respected advocate for children and youth, and worked as an educator and administrator in Calgary’s public education system. He was the founder of the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation, serving as President and CEO. During his 18 year tenure with the Foundation, Doug created international award winning partnerships between the public and private sectors - partnerships that enhanced the educational opportunities for children, youth and adults.
Doug is a tireless volunteer who believes in building strong communities through engagement. His efforts as a community activist have won him awards from the Conference Board of Canada, Volunteer Calgary and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Doug continues to be an active community member, serving on the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Radium Chamber of Commerce, ACCESS BC and the Greenways Board of Directors in Invermere. Doug is a proven team player who was an active constituency member that helped elect federal Conservative MP David Wilks.
With a passion for tourism, Doug found himself working for Princess Tours where he successfully managed both Calgary and Eastern Canada operations. His work here led to him being recognized with two leadership and service awards. Doug is also a conservationist who believes in balanced land access management plans that enable people to enjoy the outdoors while protecting the environment.
Doug’s father inspired him to learn to love the outdoors, and also taught him and his brother to fish, hunt and respect the land. Doug proudly passed these values onto his three adult children and now enjoys doing the same with his granddaughter Ava. Anyone who knows Doug will tell you that his highest value is family and if you are fortunate enough to have Doug as a friend you become his family. Doug lives in Dutch Creek B.C., just south of Fairmont Hot Springs, with his wife Susan and their two dogs and two cats.