Mrs. Heather Forsyth – MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek

Father in Heaven, we pray for your
blessings to rest upon MLA Mrs. Heather Forsyth, as she represents her
constituency of Calgary – Fish Creek.  
May You enable her to serve her constituency with wisdom and
passion.  Grant her the strength she
needs to carry out her responsibilities and grace for the many roles and
tasks.  Bless her and all of her family.  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 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 (deputy chair)
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Public
  • Public
    Health and Safety
  • Alberta
    Heritage Savings Trust fund
  • Private
  • Government
As a result of her work with children, in 2002 she was named Reader’s
 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.