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Ms. Christine Cusanelli – MLA for Calgary-Currie

Father in Heaven, we thank You for
MLA Christine Cusanelli and the skills and strength of character she
brings to her role alongside our Premier. 
We pray as she goes back to her constituency over the summer that she
will find Your guidance as she seeks to see the region grow and experience
success.  Give her refreshing times with
all the special relationships in her life.

Christine Cusanelli was elected to her first term as the Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Currie on April 23, 2012. She was sworn in as
Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation on May 15, 2012, a position she held
until February 4, 2013.

She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Private
Bills and the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.

She has a bachelor of education degree from Faculté Saint-Jean,
University of Alberta, and a masters degree in psychology from Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Washington. She started her career as a teacher with the
Calgary Catholic school district, where she taught elementary and junior high
students in French immersion and other educational settings. Most recently Ms.
Cusanelli led St. Michael’s school (K-9) in implementing two international
baccalaureate programs. She has been a keen supporter and advocate for students
with special needs and learning challenges.

She became a principal at age 32, placing her among the youngest
principals in Calgary. In this role she spent the past several years working to
create bonds with students, their families and the broader community through
outreach that has included visiting seniors’ homes, working with Inn from The
Cold and opening the school up to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.

Ms. Cusanelli is a runner, cyclist and swimmer. She has participated in
triathlons, marathons and other races in the pursuit of personal health and to
fund raise for various charities. She spends time golfing, travelling, reading
and enjoying the arts with her daughter.