MLA Genia Leskiw; Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Father God in Heaven we are grateful
for Ms. Genia Leskiw serving the region of Bonnyville- Coldlake. Thank you that
because of her Ukranian heritage she can represent well those of the same
heritage as she chairs the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukranian Relations. Be
present with her, leading and giving her wisdom as she carries out her many responsibilities
in the Legislature. Bless her and her family richly, In Your Holy 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 and the first female to represent the Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Mrs. Leskiw currently serves on the following committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing
    Committee on Families and Communities
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewardship
  • Standing
    Committee on Private Bills
  • Select
    Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee
  • Advisory
    Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations (chair)
Mrs. Leskiw previously served on the following committees and councils:
  • Cabinet
    Policy Committee on Education (chair)
  • Standing
    Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Special
    Standing Committee on Members’ Services
  • Legislative
    Review Committee
  • Select
    Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee
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.

December 4, 2013