Nominations open for 20th annual Women of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for Quota International of Weyburn’s Women of the Year Awards, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with special guest Tenille Arts at the awards banquet.

There have been nearly 80 award recipients since the program began in 2001, with more than 225 talented local women recognized for their contributions to the community.

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Nominations are open in four categories, including the Weyburn Credit Union Workplace Excellence Award, M. Isabelle Butters Quota International of Weyburn Community Service Award, Access Communications Exceptional Entrepreneur Award, and the Harbourfront Wealth Management Young Woman of Distinction Award.

Weyburn Credit Union Workplace Excellence Award
This award will be presented to a woman who supports the diverse needs of the workplace. She is a role model in best workplace practises by implementing and/or influencing innovative initiatives, being progressive to employee needs, supporting the advancement and success of others, fostering professional development and mentorship, supporting community initiatives and/or promoting healthy lifestyles. She is committed to excellence, creates and inspires a positive work environment.

M. Isabelle Butters Quota International of Weyburn Community Service Award
This award will be presented to a woman who, as an unpaid volunteer, mentors and inspires others through involvement in community programs and organizations. She has shown her dedication to enrich her community, educate, alleviate social inequities and strengthen volunteer participation, by creating, participating in or adapting programs to meet community needs and is recognized as a source of strength, leadership and heart in her community.

Access Communications Exceptional Entrepreneur Award
This award will be presented to a woman who has successfully launched a business, product or service and who remains active in the business. She possesses exceptional leadership, creativity and ingenuity and has taken an innovative approach to solving a problem, filling a need or breaking into a new market.

Harbourfront Wealth Management Young Woman of Distinction Award
This award will be presented to an exceptional young woman between the ages of 18 and 30 who has made a significant contribution to the life of her community. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership, has inspired her peers to follow her example, and has shown maturity, perseverance, innovation and compassion. She has already made her mark and will continue to inspire us for years to come.

Forms for nominations are available at the Weyburn Credit Union reception desk, or online here.

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 6, and the awards luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 8, at McKenna Hall. Tickets for the awards luncheon will go on sale to the public on March 24.

If anyone has questions about nominations or the process, contact nominations committee members Karla Kennedy or Theresa Girardin.

Funds raised from this event are returned to the community through donations to the Sunrise Early Learning and Teen Support Centre, Weyburn Special Care Home, the Salvation Army, Envision Counselling, Weyburn Care-A-Van and many others.

The Quota also supports hearing and speech through donations of FM hearing systems to schools, daycares and long-term care centres, and they support a Southeast College scholarship and an award at the Weyburn Music Festival. The Quota has also supported the Festival of Carols for the past 66 years.