Lord, be with MLA Alana DeLong. Help her to effectively carry out good plans in
leading our province. Keep her close to her family members and let them be
supportive of her. May you ensure that she feels encouraged and is aware of the
numerous people praying for her. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
was elected to her fourth term on April 23, 2012, as the Member of the
Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of Calgary-Bow.
Ms. DeLong is a
member of the Legislative Offices Committee; the Public Accounts Committee;
Standing Committee on Private Bills; and the Families and Communities
Committee. She is chair of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta. As well,
Ms. DeLong is chair of Alberta’s delegation to the Pacific North West Economic
Region. She previously co-chaired the 2010 PNWER Calgary Summit Host Committee.
Born in Nelson,
British Columbia, Ms. Alana DeLong obtained her bachelor of science (honours)
in mathematics with a minor in theatre from the University of British Columbia.
She then moved to Calgary, where she attended courses at the University of
Calgary, master’s in computer science Program.
Ms. DeLong has
more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology and has
worked for many leading high-tech computer firms in Calgary, serving as
president of Sterling Rock Systems. Alana was also the first female computer
mainframe salesman with Sperry Univac. She was also the first female marketing
manager with Canadian General Electric.
member of her community, some of Ms. DeLong’s past contributions have been as
president of Tuesday Nooners Toastmasters and as a singer with the Calgary
Opera Chorus. She has campaigned extensively for the Red Cross Society, the
Cancer Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Flowers of Hope, and
various municipal, national and provincial elections. She hosted a TV ski
program and has been an actress with Theatre Calgary.
For more than
30 years Ms. DeLong has called Calgary-Bow home. Alana enjoys the outdoors and
has hiked the province’s mountains and canoed most of the rivers in southern
Alberta. Alana has two grown children, Samantha and James.