October 2017 Municipal Race
- Larry Heather
Candidate for The Mayor of Calgary
Larry Heather (64 yrs.) was born in Vulcan,
Alberta and has been a resident of of Calgary Southwest since 1956.
Larry works in audio/visual transfers to new media and production of
radio shows, and oral family / historical living histories. In the past
he has had extensive experience in the logistics industry.
Utilizing his creative and management skills, Larry is a past Board
member of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, where he
continues in acting and behind the scenes maintenance for all 24 years
of it's history.
Using his research, production, and presentation skills, Larry is was
a host of Gospel Road over the airwaves of southern Alberta for 11 years.
It is here he enjoyed profiling many interesting Christian ministries
and topics of relevant concern to those who believe the application
of Judeo-Christian ethics to our society is integral to it's survival.
In the last eight years Larry has been doing volunteer research and
website development for the William
Aberhart Historical Foundation. The Foundation was initiated by
the late Art Dixon, former Social Credit MLA and Speaker of the Alberta
Legislature. In combination with his Gospel Road radio shows, he has
produced some 32 hours of radio shows on the William Aberhart legacy
and the luminaries he mentored, including Ernest Charles Manning.
Larry has many interests and a love for reading,
theatre, and movies. A life long learner, he holds a Bachelor of Religious
Education from Briercrest Bible College (Sask.), a Bachelor of Arts
in Religion (Theatre Arts) from Rocky Mountain College (Calgary) and
a graduate level Diploma of Christian Studies from Regent College (Vancouver.)
He has also graduated from the one-year programming course from CDI
College Calgary and a Web Builder's course at The Media Classroom.
Larry was for many years was President of Christians Concerned For Life
in Calgary, and organized and chaired the steering committee that birthed
the Calgary Crisis Pregnancy Centre ( now the Calgary Pregnancy Care
Centre) , following hundreds of film showings on the pro-life cause
in Alberta churches. He has taken active runs in elections on the Pubic
School Board, Provincial MLA and Federal MP levels, running for the
Christian Heritage Party in Calgary West (1993), and Calgary Southwest
(1997, 2004, 2006, & 2008) & the Calgary Midnapore Byelection
in 2017. He ran as an Independent in the 2011 & 2015 Federal Election
against Prime Minister Stephen Harper, providing a ballot home for pro-life
and traditional family supporters who hold these values as determinant
of our country's continued future.
His 2013 first time run for Mayor of Calgary was election race number
15 and in 2017, his 20th run.
"You may be 38 years
old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great
opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some
great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse
do it because you are afraid. You refuse to do it because you want to
live longer. You're afraid that you will lose your job, or you're afraid
that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or
you're afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your
house; so you refuse to take the stand. Well you may go on and live
until you are 90, but you're just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90.
And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated
announcement of an earlier death of the spirit. You died when you
refused to stand up for right. You died you refused to stand up for
truth. You refused to stand up for justice."
** Martin Luther King Jr. from a sermon
delivered in 1968 five
months before he died.