Michael Wolfe was born and raised in Richmond. His family have been proud citizens of Richmond for four generations, and he has lived in West Cambie for all of his 32 years, always supporting neighbourhood values.
A decade ago, Michael committed his life to being the change he wants to see in the world, improving peoples’ quality of life. He has shared his values as a candidate for MP, MLA, Mayor, School Board Trustee, and City Councillor, and the community has responded in the Richmond Review’s Best of Richmond polls. This year the readers voted him “Best Person You Would Like to See In Office.”
While living, working and playing in Richmond, Michael attended public school, beginning at Tomsett Elementary and finishing at Cambie Secondary. He went on to Langara College for an Environmental Studies Diploma and then to UBC for a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology and a B.Ed. in Middle Years Education. Nowadays he serves on the Richmond Health Advisory Committee and the boards of the Richmond Nature Park Society and Garden City Conservation Society.
As a public school educator, Michael has been “Mr. Wolfe” for youth at over forty of Richmond’s schools. When in the role of teacher consultant for science and environmental stewardship, he also organized many district-wide events. He now teaches science and biology at McNair Secondary.
Michael Wolfe keeps in touch with life’s delicate balance while raising fish, chicks, ducks and honeybees, along with growing vegetables, and he has adopted community trails and enabled the expansion of school gardens. He can often be seen on the Garden City Lands, where he leads free eco-tours to share his wealth of knowledge, helping citizens to be in touch with nature and realizing how much is possible.
Always, Michael Wolfe strives to be empowering. As a RITE Richmond candidate for Richmond City Council, he aims to be a voice for those who feel voiceless in our community—for the good of the whole community. Read the Day-Wolfe City Council platform here.