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MLA David C. Dorward; Edmonton-Gold Bar

Dear Heavenly Father, we are grateful
for MLA David Dorward as he serves the people of Goldbar in our capitol city of
Edmonton. We pray for strategies and creative ideas as he works through his day
today. May he experience renewed strength and vitality in the busyness of his
schedule. Amen

David Dorward was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Gold Bar on April 23, 2012 and currently serves as Deputy Whip. On May
8, 2012, Premier Alison Redford named Mr. Dorward as a member of Alberta´s
Treasury Board, and he was appointed deputy chair of the Standing Committee on
Public Accounts on May 24, 2012. In addition, he is also a member of the
following committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
  • Standing
    Committee on Alberta´s Economic Future
  • Select
    Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee
He previously served as a member of the Special Standing Committee on
Members´ Services. As well he is on the Excellence in Teaching Task Force and
the Results Based Budgeting Challenge Panel.

Mr. Dorward has lived in Edmonton-Gold Bar for more than 50 years. He
attended Avonmore, Donnan and Bonnie Doon schools. He is a graduate of the
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Alberta, and was
recognized by NAIT as one of its top 50 graduates of the last 50 years.

An experienced Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant,
Mr. Dorward founded his own company, Dorward & Company Chartered
Accountants LLP in 1994. In 2009 his company was a finalist for the Edmonton
Chamber of Commerce´s Small Business Owner of the Year Award.

Throughout his life Mr. Dorward has contributed to his community in many
ways. He has served on numerous local and provincial boards, including the Edmonton
Epilepsy Association, Basketball Alberta and the Children´s Ability Fund. He
founded Edmonton´s Saville Community Sports Centre (GO Centre), the largest
community and sport centre of its type in North America. As well he serves as
president of the Edmonton Grads Basketball Centre, the group that operates
basketball programming at the GO Centre. In addition to coaching youth
basketball for more than 12 years, he organized the basketball program for many
Edmonton-Gold Bar communities. Mr. Dorward has also served as a United Way
director of finance and administration.

In 2009 he received an honorable mention for the Alberta Outstanding
Community Leader Award, presented by the then Lieutenant Governor, Norman

Mr. Dorward and his wife, Janice, are proud to call Edmonton-Gold Bar
home. They have four children and 13 grandchildren.

October 15, 2013