Women of Excellence nominees announced

  • Apr. 25, 2012 3:28 p.m.

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation (RDDCF) has announced that 28 outstanding women from across Central Alberta are nominated for the 2012 Women of Excellence Awards in eight categories.

All of the women come from diverse backgrounds, sectors and age groups but are similar in their exceptional contribution in making Central Alberta a better place to live, work and play, said organizers.

The fifth Annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala is a celebration of innovation, leadership, achievement and talent as demonstrated by women in the community. The awards honour contributions of the nominees, who serve as role models for women and girls.

In the Athletics, Recreation and Fitness category, Val Jensen and Nancy Clare McInerney were named nominees.

In the category of Business and the Professions, Deb Comfort and Roxann Good are nominees.

Ingrid Anderson, Helen Andrew, Myra Binnendyk, Kavena Campbell, Tosha Duncan, Doris Marie Jewell, Barb McKee and Nicole Zimmerman were named as nominees in the category of Community Building, while Jodi-Lynne Goodrick, Marguerite Eva Schumacher, Maureen Toews and Janet Elaine Welch, were named as nominees in the category of Education and Training.

In the Entrepreneurship category, Dr. Joelle Johnson and Mercedes Melitta Messinger were nominated and in the Health and Wellness category, Dr. Betty Cowie and Kimberly Flunder were nominated.

Amanda Lindhout was also nominated in the Human Services category.

For the Young Woman of Excellence Award, Brittany Biensch, April Connolly, Jordan Gefle, Megan Hilz, Kylie Morrison, Kelsey Dawn Oster and Jasmyn Hannah Solberg were nominated.

The Women of Excellence Awards Gala will be held on June 12 at the Sheraton Red Deer starting at 5:30 p.m. Award recipients will be announced that evening. Tickets are now on sale for $100 each, reserved table of eight for $800. For ticket inquiries or orders call 403-341-6911.

RDDCF’s mission is to be a community catalyst and grow a legacy which strengthens the quality of life in Red Deer and Central Alberta. RDDCF manages a collection of endowed funds established by individuals and corporations. All endowment funds are invested in a professionally managed portfolio to support charitable activities in the community.

– Fawcett

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