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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.

2016 Women of Distinction Recipients

2016 Women of Distinction Recipients

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