Dear Heavenly Father, today we lift up the Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer, MLA for Chestermere-Strathmore. We pray for her work with culture and women’s rights. We know that Ephesians 2:14 says of Jesus, “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.” We pray that we would align ourselves with your values and that you would bless Miss Aheer with her leadership in this area. We pray this in the powerful Name of Jesus, Amen.
Leela Aheer was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Chestermere-Rocky View in 2015. She was re-elected on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for the newly formed riding of Chestermere-Strathmore. Born in Edmonton and raised in Chestermere, where she is raising her family, Aheer is a proud wife and mother of two boys. Prior to entering politics, Aheer served as a drama and music teacher, a French and Spanish instructor, owned and operated businesses as an entrepreneur, and was heavily involved in volunteerism and community service. Leela Aheer was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism & Status of Women on April 30, 2019. Previously serving as the Opposition Critic for Children’s Services and Status of Women, Aheer brings her experience as a legislator to her new portfolio.