Each year we honour Manitoba’s most extraordinary women with the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg’s Women of Distinction Awards.
Our alumnae include some of Manitoba’s most fascinating and influential women whose outstanding achievements have made a lasting impact on the well-being and future of our communities.
Congratulations to the 2016 recipients (listed below). From left to right:
- inset: Marlene Bertrand – Eira “Babs” Freisen Lifetime Achievement Award
- Dr. Sara Israels – Science, Technology & Research
- Michelle Ranville – Health, Wellness & Fitness
- Cecile George – Volunteerism
- Marcy Markusa – Public Awareness & Communications
- Marie Christian – Community Champion
- Jessica Froese – The Prairie Award of Promise
- Tracie Leost – The Gerrie Hammond Memorial Award of Promise
- Ada Ducas – Business, Professions & Trades
- Jackie Anderson – Arts, Culture & Heritage
- Helen Robinson-Settee – Education, Training & Mentorship
- Jesslyn Janssen – Young Women of Distinction
Meet our past recipients