If you know a woman who should be recognized for her contribution to the local or wider community, then the Prince Albert Council of Women (PACW) would like to hear all about it.
The organization is now accepting nominations for the Women's Hall of Fame class of 2018.
“Most of the women who are nominated [contribute] in more than one area,” Patricia Leson, president of the PACW and vice president of the National Council of Women of Canada told paNOW.” It’s not just through their paid work but through their volunteerism and their desire to make our city better for all women, children and indeed families.”
Anyone can make a nomination, and they need not be a female to do so.
“It’s so interesting when we receive nominations, [they’re] about people who have provided mentorship, volunteerism, or working with vulnerable people and children in our community,” Leson said. “There are many generous and compassionate women in P.A. who deserve acknowledgement.”
And that’s why the Hall of Fame award was introduced over 13 years ago.
“One thing that happened was that women weren’t acknowledged for their work and I guess part of it was because so many of them provided quiet leadership, and lots of enthusiasm, dogged determination and personal courage,” she said.
One such woman is Lynda Monahan who was inducted last year for her efforts which included work with recent immigrants and those struggling with mental health issues.
The deadline for nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame is Feb. 9 and the induction ceremony takes place in March in honour of International Women’s Day.
--With files from Brandon Graziano
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