Mrs. Heather Forsyth – MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek

Father, we are thankful for MLA
Heather Forsyth.  We pray that You would
continue to lead and guide her.  Continue
to encourage her as she seeks to bring about changes that are important to our
Province.  We pray that You will give her
strength to carry out the many tasks she has to do.  Help her to make good decisions and that she
will know You are with her always.  In
Jesus Name, Amen.

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.