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Women of Excellence nominations closing January 11th

Gala will be held on June 19th at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel

Red Deer & District Community Foundation (RDDCF) Nominations for 2019 Women of Excellence Gala are closing soon; Jan. 11th at 4:30 p.m.

The Gala, which is in its twelfth year, will be held on June 19th at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel and will honour various exemplary women from across Central Alberta.

“Nominations for the Women of Excellence program are always a highlight for us,” Kristine Bugayong, chief executive officer of the Red Deer & District Community Foundation said. “Every year we find ourselves being dazzled by the level of talent, compassion, dedication and excellence of the women in our communities.”

Women can now be nominated for excellence in 12 different categories including: Agriculture; Arts, Culture and Heritage; Athletics, Recreation and Fitness; Business and the Professions; Community Building; Construction; Education and Training; Entrepreneurship; Environment; Health and Wellness; Human Services; and Young Women of Excellence. To date, approximately 300 women have been recognized as pillars in our communities.

Nominators must submit the basic nominee information (Statement of Nomination) by Jan. 11th with letters of support and resumes submitted by Jan. 30th, giving all nominators time to gather the required paperwork.

Online nomination forms can be found on the RDDCF’s website at or drop by RDDCF’s office at Suite 503, 4901— 48th Street in Red Deer, to pick up a 2019 Nomination Package.

“We regularly cross paths with women who put forth exhaustive efforts to make our communities stronger,” Bugayong said. “We look forward to another year of celebrating these efforts.”

The Women of Excellence Gala is an annual fundraiser to support the future and development of our communities through the Red Deer & District Community Foundation. The Foundation is a 360° grant maker investing in projects, programs and organizations to build a stronger Central Alberta.

-Submitted by Red Deer & District Community Foundation