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Ms. Christine Cusanelli – MLA for Calgary-Currie

Father in Heaven, we ask You to bring
Your blessing upon MLA Honourable Christine Cusanelli.   We are grateful for her and all the work she
does as she serves representing the people of Calgary – Currie.   We pray that You would grant her Your
leading and guiding as she plans and organizes today.  We also pray that she would be aware that the
decisions she makes are bringing about effective changes.  Surround Ms. Christine Cusanelli and her
family with Your love,   in Jesus
Name,  Amen.

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.