A fifth-generation farmer and entrepreneur, Alicia Guichon comes from a long line of Ladner farmers. The lineage continues, as she welcomed her first child in 2020 with husband Jeff.
Born and raised in Ladner, Alicia continues to call Ladner home with her young family and rescue dogs, Gracie and Lilly. Alicia is passionate about the preservation of agricultural land and keeping farming viable as a local industry in Delta.
A strong advocate for the agricultural community, Alicia serves as the chair of the City of Delta’s Agricultural Advisory Committee and on the board of the Delta Farmer's Institute. Since 2018, Alicia has served on Delta council.
Alicia is deeply embedded in the Delta community. She opened Backroads Family Farm Market with her sister in 2014, where they sell seasonal local produce and pride themselves on connecting the community with where their food comes from.
Delta’s heritage is important to Alicia and her family, in fact, the Port Guichon neighbourhood and school were named after her family. You’re likely to run into Alicia at the Ladner Village Market selling produce, at community events or while she’s out volunteering in the community.
Being a farmer and small business owner allows Alicia to connect with the community on an everyday basis and she sees her role as a councillor as a natural extension of this. Alicia is running for re-election to continue to be a voice for everyday people on council and help make decisions for a thriving Delta community.
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As a fifth-generation farmer and small business owner of Backroads Family Farm Market, I connect with residents on an everyday basis at the market and in the community.
Since I was elected in 2018, I have been an advocate for the interests of the agricultural and local business communities on council.
As a mother, I’m passionate about shaping the Delta of tomorrow and fostering a family-friendly community for the next generation of Delta families. A crucial part of securing this future relies on taking action on climate change and protecting our farmland. That’s why we’re moving forward aggressively with George Harvie’s Mayor’s Motion on Climate Action to get our city to net zero emissions by 2050.
We are committed to taking measurable steps to reduce emissions, enhance biodiversity and build resiliency. I know the importance of preserving and enhancing our agricultural land and strengthening farming for future generations in Delta. We will continue to engage with the Delta Farmers Institute and listen to the needs of farmers, advocate for infrastructure and rural road improvements, and promote local commodities and farmland initiatives. Our food security depends on this important work.
The Achieving for Delta team is running on a six-point platform focused on investing in parks and recreation infrastructure, keeping Delta safe, keeping taxes low, working to keep generations together in Delta, building a fair and inclusive community and taking real action on climate change and protecting our farmland. Learn more at achievingfordelta.ca/platform.
The Achieving for Delta team includes candidates with diverse perspectives and experience, who are all united by Mayor George Harvie’s vision to move Delta forward. The only way we can achieve our goals and deliver significant investments for Delta is with the entire Achieving for Delta team elected to council and school board.