Meet our new provincial Minister of Arts and Culture, David Eggen. Born in 1962, Eggen was educated at the University of Alberta where he received a Bachelor of Education degree in 1984. After University David moved to Zimbabwe where he taught for three years then returned to Edmonton where he taught at local schools from 1990 to 2004. An avid volunteer, David had coached a wide variety of sports for high school and community teams. He volunteered as an animator at Fort Edmonton Park and is a provincial trustee with the Forum for Young Albertan's. David is also a member of the Diversity, Equity and Human Rights committee for the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
In 1996 and 1997, he served as an education consultant to the Wat Dhammamongkol Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. He is also an amateur musician and played keyboard with the Edmonton based Reggae band Reality. David lives in Edmonton with his wife, their two daughters, plus the family cat and dog.
Check out the Calgary Herold’s Question and Answer article with David Eggen and learn more about our new Arts and Culture Minister.