YWCA honours for local four

Public can vote online for Women of Distinction award nominees.

Four local women have been nominated for YWCA Vancouver’s 28th-annual Women of Distinction Awards.

Delta’s Laura Ballance, president, Laura Ballance Media Group, is nominated in the Business and the Professions category.

In the Young Women of Distinction Category are Surrey’s Sunpreet Bains-Dahia, a student at UBC, and Surrey’s Kassandra Linklater, a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Surrey’s Morna Edmundson, the artistic director of Electra Women’s Choir, is nominated in the Arts, Culture and Design category.

The YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards honour women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being of communities.  The awards also honour businesses and organizations that support the wellness and diverse needs of their employees.

In addition to the ten original nomination categories, the nominees are also eligible for the Connecting the Community Award where they select a YWCA program area that they are interested in and use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to promote votes.

Until May 27, the public can cast their votes for and the nominee with the most votes receives the Connecting the Community Award and Scotiabank will donate $10,000 to the YWCA program area of her choice.

Recipients will be announced on May 31, 2011 during the awards dinner at the Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr. in Vancouver. Tickets are available from YWCA Vancouver.

For more information or to vote, visit www.ywcavan.org/vote





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