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Mrs. Heather Forsyth – MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek

We pray Your blessing today on MLA
Heather Forsyth, knowing that You are aware of all she needs to do and carry
out to make this day meaningful and successful. 
May she look to You who knows all things and especially that You do all
things well.  May what she does today
make her feel a sense of well-being and susses with all she puts her hand
to.   Bless her and her family.  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 currently serves
as deputy chair for the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and as a
member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.

She previously served on the following standing committees of the
Legislative Assembly:
  • Families
    and Communities
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Public
    Accounts
  • Public
    Health and Safety
  • Alberta
    Heritage Savings Trust fund
  • Private
    Bills
  • 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.