Meet the candidate: Cynthia Leyson

By rdnewsNOW staff
October 12, 2017 - 12:04pm

Cynthia is seeking election to the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Board of Trustees.


I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I graduated from Centro Escolar University with an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication. I am married for 32 grateful years and have a grown son who lives in Calgary.

I immigrated to Canada with my 14 month old son and mother. I have called Red Deer my home since 1988. I have been a government employee for almost 29 years.

I am an active member at St. Mary’s Parish and involved in various ministries. I am an Adult Server, Eucharistic Minister, CWL, member of Arts and Environment and for nearly 20 years, I have been Coordinator for Junior Altar Server. Also, I previously served as the chairperson of Union of Catholic Apostolate and secretary of the Liturgy Committee.

I seek to serve the community as a whole. As a Filipino-Canadian, I have a unique opportunity to reach out to a growing group deeply involved in the Catholic community whom not have been engaged with in previous years. I also recognize that as each child deserves representation, as well as a secure and welcoming community that accepts diversity.

I will support and promote Catholic education. I stand for what I believe in. Catholic education is here for many great reasons. We will bring Christ in the heart of every child. We will uphold the best interest for our students and teachers. I will have a strong voice, and if I am elected as Trustee, I am ready and committed to service.

(Bio provided by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)