MLA Genia Leskiw, Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Thank
you, Lord for MLA Genia Leskiw and her service to the people of this province.
Give her the strength and endurance she needs and may she know that her hard
work is making a difference. Bless her family with health and wholeness and may
they be aware of your presence in their lives. We pray that your hand would
continue to guide her life and her family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Genia Leskiw was elected to her second term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Bonnyville-Cold Lake on April 23, 2012. She is the
first Ukrainian-Canadian and the first female to represent the Bonnyville-Cold
Lake constituency.

Mrs. Leskiw was appointed to the Standing Committee on Legislative
Offices on May 24, 2012. She was appointed to the Standing Committee on
Families and Communities and the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship on
May 28, 2012.

Mrs. Leskiw previously served as Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee
on Education, a member of the Special Standing Committee on Privileges,
Elections, Standing Orders and Printing, the Standing Committee on Members’
Services, the Legislative Review Committee, and as chair of the Advisory Council
on Alberta-Ukraine Relations.

Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, she
taught elementary school for over 30 years. In 1995, she was nominated for an
Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2005 she was honoured with an Alberta
Centennial Award. Very active in her community, Genia has volunteered with
various organizations/associations, including:

  • Kiev’s-K-Hi Ukrainian Youth
    Camp
  • St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox
    Church
  • St. Elias Women’s
    Organization
  • Lakeland Ukrainian
    Association, president
  • Bonnyville Bingo
    Association, board member
  • Teacher/Board Liaison
    Committee
  • Alberta Teachers’
    Association local school representative

In addition, Mrs. Leskiw is a member of the Bonnyville Ukrainian choir
and her local church choir. In her spare time, Mrs. Leskiw enjoys painting
Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs), working with seniors, camping and traveling.

Mrs. Leskiw lives in Bonnyville with her husband, Ron. They have two
children, David and Lynna.

June 6, 2012