The nominees for the 2012 YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards have been announced with 71 women recognized in 11 categories including arts and culture, education and training, health and wellness, young woman of distinction, and more.
Tickets are now on sale for the 29th annual awards ceremony that will take place May 24th and until that time, you can vote for the Connecting the Community award. This is the only category that is left up to a public vote and it includes all nominees.
Nominees have selected a YWCA program area they would like to represent for the Connecting the Community award: early learning and child care, reducing child poverty, safe and affordable housing, healthy choices for youth, preventing violence against women. Scotiabank will then donate $10,000 to the program of the winner’s choice.
Voting for the Connecting the Community Award closes Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:00pm and the winner will be announced along with the others at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards dinner Thursday, May 24, 2012.
As a part of my sponsorship once again this year, I will be providing a live blog with photos by John Bollwitt. Follow YWCA Metro Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for news and information. Follow the awards @YWVanWODA.