Honouring Remarkable Women in Greater Hamilton at the 27th Annual Soroptimist Awards Gala
Hamilton, Ontario — On June 6th 2014, Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough will celebrate the 27th Annual Soroptimist Awards. We will gather to honour three remarkable women and the impact they have made on women and girls in our community.
We invite you to join us in the newly renovated Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club banquet hall and enjoy their signature Prime Rib dinner (or a meatless alternative). Network with your peers, while acknowledging this year’s award winners and nominees. Individual tickets are $80 each, with seating of 8 per table.
The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award, our cornerstone program, has been providing funds for Education and Training grants in Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough since 1987. This award provides cash grants for women who, as the head of their household, are seeking to improve their lives with the help of additional education and training. Over the past 5 years, nearly $15,000 has been disbursed through our award-winning Women’s Opportunity program.
The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The award is given to young women whose activities are making our community a better place to live.
The Ruby Award honours the first Soroptimist Federation President, Ruby Lee Minar. A ruby is also a deep red gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, vivacity, power and love: all words embodying the strong and compassionate women who are our award recipients. Soroptimist Ruby Awardees are women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls in our community through their professional and/or volunteer work. This year we recognize three nominees: Anne Marie Collingwood from the YWCA Hamilton, Sharon Gallant founder of FAB: Fit Active and Beautiful, and Natasha Dobler from Interval House of Hamilton.
Following the awards ceremony, DJ Patryk of Liquid Entertainment is eager to get us dancing; amidst the opportunity of further networking, mingling and celebrating the amazing work being done to change the lives of women and girls in Greater Hamilton.
AWARD GALA EVENT DETAILS
Where: Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club, 10 Woodleys Lane, Dundas, Ontario
When: Friday June 6, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7 p.m.
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With almost 80,000 members in 120 countries and territories, Soroptimist International is (we are) a worldwide organization for women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.
Soroptimist connects women: to each other, to the local communities in Greater Hamilton and to the world. Together, we focus on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, lack of adequate child care, sexual harassment, inequities in the workplace, and other challenges unique to today’s women. Over the past 5 years, over $124,000 has been raised by Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough to support women and girls in Greater Hamilton area.
Brooke Gordon, President
Soroptimist International, Dundas Ancaster Flamborough