Alicia La Rue bio

Alicia La Rue was born in Bakersfield, California. Her family moved to the foothills of Alberta soon after her birth, where La Rue spent most of her childhood. With a great love of the outdoors, La Rue became a competitive freestyle skier, traveling across North America in the Noram circuit. While competing competitively at a national level, La Rue attended and graduated from the National Sport School in Calgary. Once retired from competitive skiing, Alicia went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design. In the Calgary art scene, La Rue quickly became know as an environmental artist, using post-consumer waste as her medium.

In 2005, La Rue moved to a Fort McKay First Nation community, where she was working as a freelance artist, professional photographer and custom tradeswoman.

On Vancouver Island, La Rue has worked with environmental groups like the Wilderness Committee and Ancient Forest Alliance. La Rue established herself as a freelance designer and artist, creating works of art for local and international clients.

Living in Port Alberni, La Rue co-founded Southport Kiteboarding, where she works with the City of Port Alberni and Port Alberni Port Authority to create a working launch for kiteboarders in the area to enjoy the inlet. La Rue also co-founded Alberni Thrive, an online news source and TV show focused on current local issues. La Rue is an active member of the community as a board director for the Young Professionals of Alberni Valley, and a former board director for the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce. La Rue is currently serving as the manager for the Triconic Challenge happening July 1-3 2017, to celebrate Canada 150.

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