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Ms. Alana DeLong – MLA for Calgary-Bow

Heavenly Father, we ask that You go
before MLA Ms. Alana Delong as she serves in the constituency of Calgary –
Bow.  May she sense Your guidance to key
people and resources to get her important tasks done today.  Thank You for Your covering of protection over
her and peace throughout her day.  Amen.

Alana DeLong was elected to her fourth term on April 23, 2012, as the
Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of
Calgary-Bow.Ms. DeLong is a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative
Offices, Standing Committee on Private Bills and Standing Committee on Families
and Communities. She is chair of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta. As
well, Ms. DeLong is chair of Alberta’s delegation of the Pacific NorthWest
Economic Region (PNWER) and vice-president of PNWER. She previously co-chaired
the 2010 PNWER Calgary Summit Host Committee.

Born in Nelson, British Columbia, Ms. Alana DeLong obtained her bachelor
of science (honours) in mathematics with a minor in theatre from the University
of British Columbia. She then moved to Calgary, where she attended courses at
the University of Calgary in their computer science master’s program.

Ms. DeLong has more than 20 years of experience in the field of
information technology and has worked for many leading high-tech computer firms
in Calgary, serving as president of Sterling Rock Systems. Alana was the first
female computer mainframe salesperson with Sperry Univac. She was also the
first female marketing manager with Canadian General Electric.

An active member of her community, some of Ms. DeLong’s past
contributions have been as president of Tuesday Nooners Toastmasters and as a
singer with the Calgary Opera Chorus. She has campaigned extensively for the
Red Cross Society, the Cancer Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
Flowers of Hope and various municipal, national and provincial elections. She
hosted a TV ski program and has been an actress with Theatre Calgary.

For more than 30 years Ms.
DeLong has called Calgary-Bow home. Alana enjoys the outdoors and has hiked the
province’s mountains and canoed most of the rivers in southern Alberta. Alana
DeLong has two grown children, Samantha and James.