Angelique Wood was born in Montreal, PQ but grew up in the small farming town of Chilliwack, BC. After graduating high school, she moved to Vancouver, first attending UBC on a President’s Entrance Scholarship, and later going to Emily Carr Institute where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995.
She went on to work in sales, marketing and display for two of Canada’s most prestigious public and private art galleries and museums for more than 12 years. This included work at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC, as an exhibition design assistant and curatorial assistant. She also worked in sales and marketing at the world renowned Inuit Gallery of Vancouver from 1998-2004.
In 2005 she began to search for a home away from the fast-paced life of Vancouver. The Okanagan-Similkameen area captured her heart and she decided to purchase a house in the small town of Hedley, moving there early in 2006. She immediately became active in the community and has since been sharing her diverse skills and knowledge with various groups and organizations in the Similkameen Valley. She has been a volunteer firefighter with the Hedley Fire Department since 2008 where she is one of the fire truck drivers.
Angelique’s skills have led her to become active in all areas of community development and planning, from working on organizational development with community groups; to assisting in cultural resource management with First Nations; and the every-day volunteer activities that keep a small town running. In 2005/2006 she developed and coordinated a province-wide educational initiative to end violence against women for BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses. She has been highly recognized for this work.
Some of Angelique’s goals as Area “G” Director include:
- Supporting Similkameen-wide sustainable business, cultural and tourism strategies
- Working toward an affordable, integrated fire suppression plan for the entire Electoral Area 'G'
- promoting even better and more innovative use of yard waste and recycling strategies
Angelique beleives that being resourceful with limited budgets is more important now than ever before and that to survive and thrive in the future we need to work cooperatively by finding our common ground. She truly believes that building our community together is the only way in which progress toward her goals as Area 'G' Director can be achieved.