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MLA Christine Cusanelli; Calgary-Currie

We thank you Lord that you will give
Hon. Christine Cusanelli the ability to serve her constituents with wisdom and
knowledge that is above and beyond her own. We pray that she will have eyes to
see the good path you have laid out for her today that will lead to success.
May the people she represents always come to the forefront of her mind and we
pray that she will see beyond the obvious, to discern needs and urgent
situations that require addressing. Lord, give her strength and courage as she
serves the people of Calgary-Currie. We speak blessings over her, her family
and her constituency. Amen

Christine Cusanelli was elected to her first term as the Member
of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Currie on April 23, 2012. She was sworn
in as Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation on May 15, 2012, a position she
held until February 4, 2013.

She currently serves as a
member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on
Families and Communities.

She has a bachelor of education
degree from Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, and a masters degree in
psychology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She started her
career as a teacher with the Calgary Catholic school district, where she taught
elementary and junior high students in French immersion and other educational
settings. Most recently Ms. Cusanelli led St. Michael´s school (K-9) in
implementing two international baccalaureate programs. She has been a keen
supporter and advocate for students with special needs and learning challenges.

She became a principal at age
32, placing her among the youngest principals in Calgary. In this role she
spent the past several years working to create bonds with students, their
families and the broader community through outreach that has included visiting
seniors´ homes, working with Inn from The Cold and opening the school up to the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.

Ms. Cusanelli is a runner,
cyclist and swimmer. She has participated in triathlons, marathons and other
races in the pursuit of personal health and to fund raise for various
charities. She spends time golfing, travelling, reading and enjoying the arts
with her daughter.

March
19, 2013