Women of Distinction Awards Handed Out at Gala

The YMCA/YWCA 2010 Women of Distinction Awards were handed out Wednesday night at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

From 45 nominees, the winners are …

Arts and Culture — Marie Bouchard
Business and the Professions — Janet Ingersoll
Community Voluntarism — Gudrun Viola Bjarnason-Hilton
Creative Communications — Nancy Chippendale
Education and Training — Linda Bulka
Health and Wellness — Dr. Patricia Martens
Research and Innovation — Dr. Karmin O
Young Woman of Distinction — Oluwatomilayo Daodu
Gerrie Hammond Memorial Award of Promise — Kaitlin Alexander
Prairie Award of Promise — Sarah Ens

Kimberley Clare received the first ever Eira ‘Babs’ Friesen Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of dedicated community-wide service.

Proceeds from the evening will go to support Youth Leadership Development Programs, YWCA’s Week Without Violence and English Adult Language Programs for women.

Congratulations to all the winners.