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YWCA taking nominations for Women of Distinction Awards Gala

The YWCA Muskoka is once again looking to recognize the hard work of women in Muskoka and the surrounding areas.
The annual Women of Distinction Gala will be held on October 26th, at the Mark O’Meara Clubhouse in Huntsville.
Nominations are now being accepted and YWCA Executive Director Hannah Lin says these awards help provide visible mentors for girls growing up in the region.
This will be the 15th anniversary of this award ceremony.
If you are interested in nominating a woman you believe deserves to be recognized for her work in the region you can find more details on the YWCA website.
Nominations close on September 23rd at 4:00pm.
There are seven award categories to choose from:
  • Young Women of Distinction: This young woman, between the age of 25 and 30, is making significant contributions to her school, community and/or work place. She demonstrates maturity, innovation, leadership and inspires others to follow her example.
  • Mentorship: This woman is a mentor/educator in her interactions with others. She guides and assists others to grow and attain success throughout their lives. She inspires and encourages others to achieve individual or collective success at important points in their lives.
  • Arts, Culture and Creativity: This woman enriches lives through her contributions to the arts and cultural activities in Muskoka. She encourages creative, cultural and artistic expression and promotes the value of culture and the arts as integral to the community.
  • Health, Sports and Wellness: This woman directs her energies to the well-being of people in her life and/or the Muskoka community. She promotes healthy lifestyles through her excellent leadership in fields relating to physical, spiritual, emotional and/or social well-being.
  • Community Development and Social Activism: This woman is helping build a strong community by making changes and advocating for a better quality of life. She strives to increase awareness and promote improvements in areas such as women’s rights, social justice and peace, and/or the environment.
  • Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship: This woman achieves success in entrepreneurial endeavours, business, trades and/or the professions in private, public or not-for-profit organizations. The contributions she makes in her field provide significant and lasting benefit to her community.
  • Lifetime Achievement: This woman is 55-years-of-age or older and makes a significant difference in the quality of life in her community. She responds to individual and societal needs with dedication, compassion and courage.
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