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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 AwardTasha Hubbard
Athletics AwardMichelle Duchene
Community Building AwardChickadee Morin
Education AwardKaron Shmon
Entrepreneurship AwardKatrina German
Health & Wellness AwardJan Hiebert and Shelly Luhning – joint award
Leadership & Professions AwardMichelle J. Ouellette, Q.C.
Research & Technology AwardJulita Vassileva
Under 29 AwardErica Violet Lee
Lifetime Achievement AwardJoan 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:

Joy-Ann Allin

Director of Development and Communications,

YWCA Saskatoon

306 244 7034 extension 132