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Mrs. Genia Leskiw – MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Father
in Heaven You said in the Bible to ask and we would receive.  Today we ask for strength wisdom and
discernment as she sits on committees and travels throughout her constituency
of Bonnyville and cold Lake meeting with her constituents.  We pray that she would be filled with joy in
her role and that You would bless her and her family with good health.  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 constituency.

Mrs. Leskiw currently serves as 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
  • Advisory
    Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations (chair)
Mrs. Leskiw previously served on the following
committees and councils:
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewarship
  • 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
  • Select
    Special Ethics Commissioner 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.