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Mr. Tany Yao – MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo

in heaven, we pray for Your blessing to be on MLA Mr. Tany Yao today.  We are grateful for the skills he brings to
his position and the care he has for the people of Fort McMurray and Wood
Buffalo who have suffered so much loss. 
We pray that You would give him wisdom in everything he does.  Amen

Tany Yao was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta,
representing the constituency of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, on May 5, 2015.

He currently is a member of the Standing Committee on Families
and Communities.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, he worked on his
property portfolio between 2011 and 2015.

Before this, he began a 20 year career in emergency response
services in 1991 in Ponoka. He then enrolled in NAIT’s paramedic program and
then worked with the Alberta Central Air Ambulance in Lac La Biche. He also
worked for Peace Regional Emergency Medical Services and the Fort McMurray Fire
Department. While with the FMFD he acted in a supervisory role and another four
years as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Operations – EMS.

In addition to holding a diploma in paramedics, he has undergone
extensive firefighter training. He also received certification in project
management and in business administration.

Over the years he has volunteered his time to support various
charitable organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, the United Way,
Muscular Dystrophy Canada, the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (SPCA) and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.