My name is Matt Thompson, I was born in Regina but have lived in Canora most of my life. After graduation I was on the road for many years working on the rigs as a motor hand. I decided I wanted to make roots in Canora and applied for a position with Thompson and Johnsson. I received my Powerline Journeyman ticket and am now currently employed with Forbes Bros LTD and have been in the lineman trade for 12 plus years. I am married and have two young boys. My family and I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to working with council and mayor Mike Kwas in the years to come. I am hoping to gain trust and make new relationships with the members of our community. I am always willing to listen to new ideas, answer questions or address any concerns that people may have.
I was born and raised in Canora and spent most of my life as a resident here. My home is shared with my spouse Iona and son Durban, who recently graduated from Grade 12, both of them are employed by Canora businesses.
I have recently retired from a career of almost 30 years employed by the Town of Canora, with 12 of those years as foreman. In the past I was a member of the Canora Fire Department for 10 years, some of which as Captain and truck/equipment caretaker. Through time I have acquired a Journeyman Automotive Mechanic Certificate, Level 1 Water & Wastewater Certificate, Fireman/ Boiler Certificate and other certification in different areas related to my employment.
Iona and myself have owned Dragon Ventures LTD since 2005, a construction company that mostly repairs grain bins and other services. Before my employment with the Town of Canora I was employed with Wyonzek Brothers Construction of Canora for over 10 years.
Now retired, I am always puttering with something: cars, houses, equipment, yards etc. Restoring, renovating, reconditioning almost anything. In the summer months we enjoy camping, golfing and attending car shows.
I feel Canora is a quiet, safe and friendly town and hope to spend the future as a resident. As a council member I hope to apply my knowledge and experience while representing all citizens to shape the future of our town.
Mayor Mike Kwas, formerly of Saskatoon, is proud to call Canora his home for over 14 years. Mayor Kwas is a family man, who along with wife Jessica, enjoys all the great amenities Canora has to offer their young family. Mayor Kwas loves raising his young family in Canora and is heavily involved within many aspects of the community. Kwas is honored to serve the community and looks forward to a great future for Canora.