YWCA Edmonton

Equality Opportunity Choice

Camp Yowochas

30th Annual Women of Distinction Awards

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

For those of you that missed the 30th YWCA Women of Distinction event, you missed a truly inspiring evening.  We laughed, we cried and most importantly we celebrated the achievements of some incredible women in our community.  I left the event with a renewed sense of energy and passion to challenge myself to find ways I can contribute even more to my community. I also saw how much the nomination meant to those individuals and want to do more to recognize the wonderful women in my life.

I had the incredible honour of presenting the Honourable Lois E. Hole Award for Lifetime Achievement to Kathleen Quinn. Her tireless work being a strong voice for the exploited women in Edmonton and beyond makes her a very deserving recipient of this award. 

I want to congratulate our category winners Kari, Kim, Amanda, Marjorie, Raelene, Angela, Isabella and Juanita. A sincere thank you to TELUS, Barry Lycka M.D. and all our sponsors; Carrie Doll for being a wonderful MC and the individuals in the community that took the time fill out the nominations packages, without your support the event would not be possible.

Amanda Vella

President, Board of Directors


Submitted by Sandy Stoklosa on

What a wonderful event that I had the honour of attending and donating a painting that I did just for this event. Thank you to the YWCA and all the wonderful staff that work so hard behind the scenes. You as well deserve to be honoured!!! You really have helped me change my life in a positive way.

Thank you so very much for letting me be part of the YWCA family


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