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International Women’s Day Celebration March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day Celebration March 8, 2021

Nominate Inspiring Women in Your Community – Click here for the nomination form!

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey will be partnering with Bruce County to present our annual International Woman’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 8th, 2021 – this year will be a little different, in that we will be doing an on-line event, so watch our social media pages for updates and details.  You will not want to miss the keynote speaker we have lined up!!  We’re working on some partnerships with local restaurants and businesses to bring you a wonderful event experience, which will include a Silent Auction and our annual Woman of Distinction awards.  This year we are opening the nominations to two categories: Woman of Distinction Award and the Young Woman of Distinction Award, and we need your help to find these amazing individuals in our communities! 

“Over the years, there have been some phenomenal women nominated”, states Executive Director Lisa Owen. “It’s a beautifully heart-warming experience to receive those nominations and to celebrate those women for how they have touched the world.  Please, if you know a woman of distinction, take the time to nominate her.  There’s ample time still to gather the information and put together a strong application.”

Nominators are encouraged to submit a 200 word biography/outline explaining why this person should be recognized as a Woman of Distinction or Young Woman of Distinction, along with the Nomination Form (attached). We have established the following criteria that will guide us in making our final decision:


-provides inspiration and motivation to others

-recognized as a positive role model through example, mentoring and education

-consistently displays leadership qualities

-promotes and supports equality, improved opportunities and choices in the community

-demonstrates vision, innovation or creativity and the courage to take risks

-advocates positive changes in society through the impact of her activities, particularly for women and girls

-must be a resident of Bruce or Grey County

-Note:  all above criteria also applies for the Young Woman of Distinction award, but in addition, they must be to young women who are still in school, under the age of majority

Nominations for the annual Woman (and Young Woman) of Distinction Awards will be accepted until February, 15th, 2021 at 4:00pm. The winners will be contacted prior to the event to ensure they will be able to be in attendance, and they will be announced publicly on March 8th, at the International Women’s Day on-line event.  

Please send your nominations February, 15th, 2021 at 4:00pm to Michelle Lamont by mail at Box 760, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2Z4, by email at mlamont@whsbg.on.ca or by fax at (519) 396-7800 – due to COVID-19 restrictions, preference is by email.  If you have any questions or concerns about nominations, International Women’s Day or Women’s House in general, please contact Michelle at (519) 396-9814 ext.225 or mlamont@whsbg.on.ca.   

Click here for the nomination form!

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