Winners from the 2018 Soroptimist International of Central Alberta International Women’s Day Awards luncheon in Red Deer earlier this year. Applications for the 2019 awards are now open. (File photo by ADVOCATE staff)

Central Alberta Soroptimists accepting award applications

Soroptimist International of Central Alberta is now accepting applications to honour women in the region.

Applications for three awards are being received by the group, which is part of a global women’s organization.

The Live Your Dream Award, along with $2,500, is given to a woman with dependents who is the financial head of her household, has a financial need and is attending or has been accepted to an undergraduate degree program or vocational/skills training program.

To fill out an application, contact Leah James at 403-896-8163 or

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women between 14 and 17 years old engaged in volunteer action within their community or school – projects benefitting women and girls are especially valued. The winner will receive $500 and an additional $500 will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

To fill out an application, contact Sue Barthel at 403-346-7635 or

The Ruby Award honours women who make extraordinary differences in the lives of other women. The recipient could be a woman who improves the lives of women through personal, volunteer or professional efforts.

To fill out an application, contact Sherri Smith at 403-391-7912.

Applications for all awards are due Jan. 1.

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