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February 9, 2018




Lethbridge, AB – Nine amazing Southern Alberta women are the recipients of this year’s YWCA Women of Distinction awards. The women (and their award category) are as follow:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Paula Burns
  • Leadership and Management: Tania Stilson
  • Community Leadership & Enhancement: Amanda Bauer
  • Community Leadership & Enhancement: Jennifer Takahashi
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Renae Barlow
  • Education and Mentorship: Silvana Campus
  • Education and Mentorship: Elma Guinto
  • Young Woman of Promise: Imogen Pohl
  • Wellness, Recreation and Healthy Living: Tara Lennox

These women will be honoured at an awards ceremony Friday, March 9th at the Lethbridge Lodge, starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $75 each (with a tax receipt for $25) and are available through Eventbrite.ca.

YWCA Women of Distinction awards are presented annually by YWCA Lethbridge & District to women who have distinguished themselves through their achievement as individuals, as members of their communities, and as role models for other women.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am honoured to be able to celebrate amazing women who are contributing to the community in such a positive way,” says Board Co-Chair, Jaylene Ulmer. “Through personal, professional and volunteer endeavours, these recipients truly demonstrate the significant impact one person can have on the lives of many.”


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About YWCA Lethbridge & District

Since 1949, YWCA Lethbridge & District has been committed to enhancing the lives of women with programs and services that empower them, support equality and promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. The organization works to achieve positive change in the lives of women and their families by providing strong leadership & mentoring opportunities for women and girls; advocating for women with government & other stakeholders; and through the delivery of programs & services that empower women and girls and promote social & economic well-being. Part of the global YWCA movement and Imagine Canada-certified, YWCA Lethbridge & District is open to women of all ages, cultures and beliefs and is committed to the value of every human being.


For more information, contact:

Jaylene Ulmer, YWCA Lethbridge & District Board Co-Chair
403-915-8830  |  jaylene@chooselethbridge.ca

Jessica Joss, YWCA Lethbridge & District Board Co-Chair
403-393-4454  |  jessicalynnjoss@gmail.com