Saskatoon, SK—a room full of inspirational leaders were celebrated Thursday night at a massive TCU Place awards gala, the PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.
59 women were nominated by members of the public, recognition both for achievement and leadership in their respective spheres, and for their contributions to the larger community. 11 women were named as the final award recipients.
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally among the most prestigious awards for women. Now in their 34th year, the awards have celebrated the best in women’s achievements, with over 800 individuals nominated to the ranks of the Women of Distinction in our city.
This year’s Women of Distinction Award recipients are:
|Arts, Culture & Heritage Award||Tasha Hubbard|
|Athletics Award||Michelle Duchene|
|Community Building Award||Chickadee Morin|
|Education Award||Karon Shmon|
|Entrepreneurship Award||Katrina German|
|Health & Wellness Award||Jan Hiebert and Shelly Luhning – joint award|
|Leadership & Professions Award||Michelle J. Ouellette, Q.C.|
|Research & Technology Award||Julita Vassileva|
|Under 29 Award||Erica Violet Lee|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Joan Borsa|
Funds raised every year through the Women of Distinction Awards Dinner go directly to support the work of YWCA Saskatoon, to eliminate poverty homelessness and violence for women and their families. YWCA Saskatoon is dedicated to building a strong community, providing services to help women care for themselves and their children, and find housing and employment.
For more information about YWCA Saskatoon or to schedule an interview, contact:
Director of Development and Communications,
306 244 7034 extension 132