Ms. Alana DeLong – MLA for Calgary-Bow

Dear Lord we ask You today to give
MLA  Alana Delong the wisdom to keep
making good decisions.  May her thoughts
and plans be guided by You.   Give her
the strength to carry on doing such a great job as she serves as MLA of Calgary
– Bow.   We ask that You would keep her
and her family safe and forever in Your care. 
Amen.

Alana DeLong was elected to her fourth term on April 23, 2012,
as the Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of
Calgary-Bow.Ms. DeLong is a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative
Offices, Standing Committee on Private Bills and Standing Committee on Families
and Communities. She is chair of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta. As
well, Ms. DeLong is chair of Alberta’s delegation of the Pacific NorthWest
Economic Region (PNWER) and vice-president of 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.