MLA Heather Forsyth, Calgary-Fish Creek

Lord, thank you for MLA Mrs. Heather
Forsyth and all she has done as she serves her community. We pray that you will
help strengthen her, and your hand continue to guide her. May she be shown
encouragement from you, Lord. We also pray for her family, that they will feel
your presence in their lives and that they will be blessed with health and
safety. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Heather
Forsyth was first elected MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek in 1993. On January 4,
2010, Mrs. Forsyth joined the Wildrose Caucus. She was appointed to the Special
Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 24, 2012.

In
addition to her role as MLA, she previously served on the following standing
committees of the Legislative Assembly:

  • Privileges and Elections,
    Standing Orders and Printing
  • Public Accounts
  • Public Health and Safety

Previously
she served as Chair of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings
Trust Fund and as a member of the Standing Committees on Private Bills and on
Government Services.

As a
result of her work with children, in 2002 she was named Reader’s Digest Canadian
Hero. One of her greatest honours was being bestowed the Blackfoot name
Aahsoikinnah-kaiki, which means healing woman.

Prior
to becoming an MLA, Mrs. Forsyth worked as a sales and marketing manager in the
advertising industry for 15 years, during which she received the Silver
Marketing Award and the 1989 President’s Award.

Prior
to entering provincial politics, she also volunteered with community groups,
the Children’s Wish Foundation, the provincial Youth Justice Committee, the
Alberta Social Services Appeal Advisory Board and the Calgary Board of Health.

Mrs.
Forsyth is an avid reader and enjoys playing golf, gardening and spending time
with her family and friends. She is also the founder and current chair of the
Peanut Butter Classic Society, a non-profit organization which puts on a golf
tournament yearly to raise much-needed funding for charities that help women
and children. A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she lives in Calgary with
her husband, Gordon, and has two sons.

June
6, 2012