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Mrs. Genia Leskiw – MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Thank You Father in Heaven that Your presence is with MLA for Bonnyville
and Cold Lake, Mrs. Genia Leskiw.  We
join together with others from all over this province to pray blessings, and
wisdom on Mrs. Leskiw as she serves and that You would prepare her for the next
steps she needs to take.  Give her favour
today, we pray, in Jesus Name, Amen

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 constituency.

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

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