René Tessier was born in Edmonton and raised in Beaumont since the age of four. He studied Business Management at MacEwan University and is a Firefighter with the City of Edmonton. René got his start in the fire rescue service as a volunteer firefighter for Beaumont Fire Services where he worked for eleven years including four years as the Alpha Shift Captain.
René is passionate about sports and recreation and has always considered hockey one of his favourite past times. René has played and coached for the Beaumont Amateur Hockey Association and the Beaumont Chiefs and also played for the MacEwan University Griffins hockey team.
The Tessier family has deep roots in Beaumont’s history. René’s great grandparents moved to Beaumont in 1910 and later ran the town's only gas/mechanic station. Currently, René, his wife and three kids reside in Beaumont along with René’s parents, siblings and grandparents. René is excited for his children to enjoy the same small-town sense of community he experienced growing up while also seeing the city continue to thrive and flourish in ways that bring more valuable opportunities to its residents.