Ms. Alana DeLong – MLA for Calgary-Bow

Father God, we lift before You Ms.
Alana DeLong, MLA for Calgary – Bow.  It
is our prayer that You would direct her schedule today and provide her with the
wisdom she needs for the many decisions she must make.  We ask that You would also give her insight
as she continues to make the province of Alberta a place where families can
grow and flourish.  In Your name,
Ms. DeLong is appointed a member of the Standing Policy Committees for
Economic Futures. She is Chair of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta. As
well, Ms. DeLong is Canadian Vice President and Chair of the Pacific North West
Economic Region (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.