Clifford Jack Serwa

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Clifford Jack Serwa
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Okanagan West
Okanagan South (1986-1991)
In office
October 22, 1986 – May 28, 1996
Preceded by Bill Bennett
Succeeded by Sindi Hawkins
Personal details
Born (1935-12-23) December 23, 1935 (age 81)
Pine River, Manitoba
Political party Social Credit
Residence Kelowna, British Columbia
Occupation Ski Resort Owner

Clifford Jack "Cliff" Serwa (born December 23, 1935)[1] was a businessman and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Okanagan South from 1986 to 1991 and Okanagan West from 1991 to 1996 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Social Credit member. He was one of only seven Social Credit MLAs elected in the 1991 election that marked the end of the party's dominance of provincial politics. Of these seven, only Serwa completed his term as a Social Credit member, leaving him the last member of that party to serve in the legislature.

He was born in Pine River, Manitoba, the son of Jack Serwa and Helen Churaewski, and was educated in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan and Kelowna, British Columbia.[1] He was co-founder of the Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna.[2] In 1977, Serwa married Lois Rae Hanson. He served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Environment. Serwa lives in Kelowna.[1]

His granddaughter Kelsey Serwa is a world-class freestyle skier.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flanagan, Kathryn M; Miller, Katherine J (Spring 1991). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ a b Culbert, Lori (February 23, 2010). "Canadian Serwa takes part in Olympic history". Canwest. Retrieved 2012-02-27.