The 2020 Women of Excellence Awards Gala has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We had planned on hosting the event on June 13, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, that is not a safe choice for our community this year,” said Erin Peden, executive director of the Red Deer & District Community Foundation.
The awards gala is the annual fundraiser for the foundation.
The nominees were going to be revealed today, but the Women of Excellence Awards Committee decided to keep the names under wraps until a new date has been determined.
“We are committed as a foundation, and as a committee, to ensure this year’s nominees experience the same level of recognition as nominees have in the past,” Peden said.
“These women have invested in our community through a broad spectrum of talents and each and every one of us have benefited from their ingenuity, their strength and their determination on some level.
“If we cannot celebrate our nominees in 2020, then we will celebrate them in 2021.”