Who Is Steve Weston?
Updated: Mar 27
I was born in the Misericordia Hospital, in 1979. I grew up in the Meadowlark area, as a child, and moved to Laperle in my teen years. I currently live in Laperle, and absolutely love it. I am married to the most wonderful woman on the planet, and have an amazing teenage son. I love the city of Edmonton, and there is nowhere else I’d rather be. Sure it gets cold in the winter (and it seems to last half of the year), but we don’t have any giant, lethal insects. I currently drive a large truck for a local construction/landscaping company, and I’m constantly upgrading my skills, to improve my value as an employee. I know it seems like a large leap to go from a truck driver, to City Councillor, but I like to challenge myself, and will embrace this one.
One of my biggest passions is sports. I grew up playing little league for Jasper place, and football for the West Edmonton Raiders. I love hockey, but never played as a child. Growing up in the 80’s in Edmonton was something special, that I feel blessed to have experienced. When I was 5 years old, Wayne Gretzky was a hero, much like Spiderman, and Wolverine. Some of my favorite memories as a child were at Commonwealth Stadium, watching the local football team. I go to almost every game, every year, and The Grey Cup is one of my favorite annual traditions. Another tradition I’ve carried over from my youth, is riding my bike down the trail, to the baseball stadium to watch the local baseball team. That trail will always be one of my favorite things about Edmonton, and I’ll always frequent it.
Another one of my passions is music. I’m the kind of person who always has music playing in the background. Along with my Spotify account, I have a record collection, CD collection, and a bass guitar I pick up every now, and then. I was introduced to The Beatles, and Elvis at an early age, and I can thank them for this passion. I wouldn’t say that I like one genre more than the other, but I definitely listen to older music, more than newer. I find it fascinating how music can change your moods, and make you feel a certain way.
I really enjoy making people laugh, and consider myself to be somewhat of a comedian. If I can’t make you laugh, I will at least make you smile. I’m sure I’m a lot like most of you, hard working Edmontonians. I was thinking about how I could help out, during this crazy time, and then read about the upcoming election. I see this as a way to not only help, but to lead the way. Winning a seat in City Hall would give me the opportunity to help on so many levels. I will be willing to answer any questions you might have, and I’m always game for a good ol’ sports debate.