Quota International of Weyburn in partnership with Sask Power launched the 14th annual Women of the Year Awards event, which recognizes the contributions of women to the Weyburn and district community on February 3.
Norma Buydens and Carmen Vilness, awards co-chairs, put a call out to local businesses and community groups to nominate women for four awards. Nominations close March 7.
The SaskPower Workplace Excellence Award is presented to a woman who has excelled in the workplace by displaying a superior effort and a true desire to significantly improve her profession, work environment and workplace efficiency.
The Quota International of Weyburn, M. Isabelle Butters Community Service Award, is to recognize a woman who, as a volunteer, has demonstrated a commitment to enrich her community, to alleviate social inequities, to strengthen volunteer participation, to educate or to provide leadership in the community.
The Access Communication Entrepreneur Award of Excellence is presented to a woman for exceptional leadership or innovation in starting, operating or owning a business who remains active in the business.
The Investors Group Young Woman of Distinction Award is presented to a young woman between the ages of 18 and 30 who has made a significant contribution to the life of her community and who demonstrates a capacity for leadership.
"A committee will select four women from among the nominees to receive awards," said Buydens. "The awards acknowledge the contributions of women and it provides us with an opportunity to raise funds for two worthwhile areas of service-disadvantaged women and children and for hearing and speech impaired persons."
Presentations will be made at an awards luncheon Monday, April 7, 2014 at McKenna Hall in Weyburn.
We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker will be Dr Joyce Bellous, a transformational educator, leader, speaker, consultant and coach.