|Minister of Culture in the Alberta Government|
|MLA for Edmonton-Glenora|
|Preceded by||Bruce Miller|
|Minister of Culture Alberta government|
October 12, 2011
|Preceded by||Lindsay Blackett|
August 10, 1958 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Heather Klimchuk (born August 10, 1958) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Edmonton-Glenora as a Progressive Conservative. She is currently the Minister of Culture and Community Spirit.
Klimchuk was elected to her first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Glenora on March 3, 2008. On October 12, 2011, she was appointed Minister of Culture and Community Spirit.
Klimchuk's public service experience prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta includes working for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as a researcher and working as a writer for both Premier Lougheed and Premier Getty. Klimchuk also assisted with the initiation of the Alberta Seniors´ information phone line.
Klimchuk holds a bachelor of arts (special) from the University of Alberta in political science.
Klimchuk is also active in her community and has served in the following capacities:
- Planning and development for the Glenora Community League
- Glenora School Council chair and volunteer coordinator
- Reading mentor at Glenora School
- Director of St. Basil´s School of Ukrainian Dance
- Communications director for Kupalo Ukrainian Dance School
- Volunteer coordinator for the Bell Walk for Kids
Klimchuk and her husband, Wade, have two children: Kyrsten and Keifer.
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