Since 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been an opportunity to recognise exceptional achievements of women. To celebrate IWD this year SWOVA will be honouring Emerging Leaders – young women who are already making exceptional contributions to life in the Southern Gulf Islands.
We are seeking nominations from the community of girls and young women (up to 39 years old) who have been an inspiration to other women, changed their community or world, challenged barriers, or demonstrated leadership in other ways that have impressed you.
These young women will be celebrated at the second annual Changemaker Awards dinner on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Harbour House Hotel and Organic Farm. Our MP, Elizabeth May, will present the awards to the nominees.
Tickets for the dinner last year sold out early and Islanders were clamouring for more. The event was so inspiring and well-received that SWOVA has decided to make the event an annual celebration and fund raiser. Dinner tickets will go on sale on February 7, 2015 and can be purchased at Salt Spring Books for $35 each.
To Nominate a Young Changemaker:
Please tell us in 450 words or less why you think your nominee should be honoured as an Emerging Leader. Provide contact information for yourself and your nominee. Due to the popularity of last year’s event and because there are many amazing emerging leaders in our community, we will only be celebrating the first 15 nominations received. Nominations will close when 15 have been received or at 5pm on February 4th, 2015 – whichever comes first.
Send entries via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail to SWOVA, 344 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V3. For more information call: 250-537-1336 (Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.)
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