Red Deerians are encouraged to nominate the women in their lives as the deadline for the 10th Annual Red deer & District Community Foundation 2017 Women of Excellence Awards draws to a close.
There are a variety of categories and a lifetime achievement award. Each category highlights the way women have impacted the community through different categories such as innovative ways of farming or raising animals in agriculture, achievement in arts and culture, environmental advocacy, development in education and community leadership.
“The purpose is to illuminate and compliment the contribution of women,” said Kristine Bugayong Red Deer & District Community Foundation, CEO. “Women can be shy about sharing their stories, this is a platform to share stories and compliment contributions. If we can encourage these great women to share their stories. They will shape other’s lives and be role models for women, girls and everyone in our community. That is a big deal, it’s role modeling and this is a perfect platform to highlight their stories.”
The Community Foundation created the Women of Excellence Awards Program in 2008 and since inception of the program 176 women have been honoured for their contributions to the community.
The Nomination Guide, containing categories and criteria and the online nomination forms are available at rddcf.ca. Deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m., April 10 and recipients of the awards will be announced at an award show themed on June 7.
For more information contact Jillian Spiess, at 403-341-6911.