It disturbs me that critical services for women are underfunded and that our governments make little effort to provide support to those agencies who have shown, repeatedly, their worth.
Several years ago now, the YWCA came up with a unique way to honour women and raise much-needed funds at the same time. Ever since, an event dubbed Women of Distinction Awards Gala is held and many thousands of dollars are raised to fund vital programs such as that provided by the Isabel Johnson Shelter and the YWCA residence for women.
This year’s event takes place on May 1 and you will find the details here. The list of nominees includes several women I have worked with over the years and I wish them the best for simply being noticed for the work they do, but more importantly, for doing the work they do within our community. Without their commitment, we would notice a signifant gap in our community.
So, get your tickets and let’s hear your applause for this year’s nominees:
Community Leadership & Enhancement
Contribution to a Rural Community
Elaine F Burnett
Leadership & Management
Science, Technology & Environment
Osteoporosis Canada Regina Chapter
Friends for Life
Daughter’s of Africa International Inc
Forever Friends of Hope Foundation Inc.
Wellness,Recreation & Healthy Living
Young Woman of Distinction