The nominees for this year’s Women of Excellence Awards presented by the Red Deer and District Community Foundation have been announced.
Twenty-four women from across Central Alberta who are committed to improving their communities and who shine as a positive role model for other girls and women have been nominated in 10 categories.
Bernice Fuss and Melanie Tuck have been nominated in the Athletics, Recreation and Fitness category.
Niki Burkinshaw, Gwendolyn Clarke and Belinda Davies are nominated in the Business and the Professions category.
The Community Building section has the largest number of nominees: Valdene Callin, Eileen Cole, Judy Dick, Christine Hume, Cindy Jefferies, Delta Rempel, Sherri Aileen Smith and Linda Wilson.
Bettylyn Baker and Helen Sommer-Longshore have been nominated for the Education and Training award. Joanne Temple of Lacombe is nominated for the Environment award.
Nominated in the Entrepreneurship category are Kathleen Raines, Barbara Jean Tumanut and Susan Walker.
Dagmar Hargreaves and Rubyann Rice have been nominated for the Human Services award.
Jennifer Bestard and Amandha Richter are the nominees for the Health and Wellness award.
The Young Woman of Excellence honour goes to Madeleine Schultz of Red Deer.
A lifetime achievement award will be presented to “an exemplary woman” at the seventh annual awards gala on June 10.
Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a reserved table of eight.
For more information and tickets, call 403-341-6911 or visit the Community Foundation office at 4805 48th St. in suite 203.