MLA Heather Forsyth; Calgary-Fish Creek

Thank
you Father God for Heather Forsyth.  I
pray you will inspire her with creative solutions to the many challenges that
she faces in the legislature.  I thank
you for the health and strength that you give her daily.  As she meets with the constituents of Calgary
Fish Creek may she be filled with compassion and wisdom to resolve the diverse
needs of those she represents.  I ask you
to bless her and her family, in Jesus name.

Heather Forsyth was first elected MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek in 1993. On
January 4, 2010, Mrs. Forsyth joined the Wildrose Caucus. She was appointed to
the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 24, 2012.

In addition to her role as MLA, she previously served on the following
standing committees of the Legislative Assembly:
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Public
    Accounts
  • Public
    Health and Safety
Previously she served as Chair of the Standing Committee on the Alberta
Heritage Savings Trust Fund and as a member of the Standing Committees on
Private Bills and on Government Services.

As a result of her work with children, in 2002 she was named Reader’s
Digest
 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.

June 6, 2012