These awards recognize local women who through their own initiative, ability and effort have demonstrated exemplary achievement in their fields. These women are outstanding role models and an inspiration. They have made substantial contributions to the social fabric of our community in unique ways.

Whether recognized as trailblazers in their field or young women on the rise, all are pathfinders, bringing forth the key issues facing Canadian women today.

The Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards will return in 2021.

For any questions about the awards, please contact Carla Snow, Manager of Marketing & Communications at YWCA Banff, carla@ywcabanff.ca, 403.760.3212.

Past Winners:

2019

  • Pat Grayling
  • Nan Hughes Poole
  • Karen Hunter Sorensen

2018

  • Elizabeth Hall-Findlay
  • Alanna Pettigrew
  • Lorraine Widmer-Carson

2017

  • Mary Buckingham
  • Keri Martens
  • Janet Townsend

2016

  • Carolin J. Crofts
  • Madeline Crilley
  • Priscilla Wilson

2015

  • Carla Pauls
  • Corrie DiManno
  • Bev Carrick

Shaping a safe and inclusive Bow Valley that empowers women and their community for a better future.

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