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Women Of The Year Awards 2018

The 2017 Winners: 
Front: Arlene Jillard, Gabrielle Hershey, Sherry Kresky, Jayne Trachsel. 
Back: Patti Brine, Krista Denstedt, Christine Francis, Christy Bertrand.

This annual event recognizes Perth County women who have improved the lives of other women and girls through outstanding contributions in eight different categories: Community Service; Business, Professions and Trade; Arts, Culture and Heritage; Active Living and Wellness; Sports & Recreation; Agriculture, Environment, Science and Technology; Education, First Responders and the Anne McDonnell Woman of Courage Award.

WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018, 6 to 10pm

WHERE: Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel: 552 Ontario St, Stratford, ON N5A 3J3

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased on line below or in person at BMO Stratford or at Optimism Place. $50 per ticket(tax receipt will be issued for $20 for each ticket purchased). Please present ticket at the door to enter the event.

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DETAILS: Evening hosts are Scott Wentworth and Marian Adler. Opening Entertainment by Delaney Brooklyn – 2018 Stratford Stars winner. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner(view the menu). Cash Bar. Live and silent auctions, grand prizes and games. 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Judy Maddren, is the former host of World Report on
CBC Radio News host and is now recording personal audio memoirs for Soundportraits.

Judy Maddren 

Judy Maddren M.S.M., former CBC Radio News host and audio-biographer

AUCTIONEER: Jayne Trachsel - Appraiser/Auctioneer/Artist of Leo Estate Consulting & Design. 

Nomination Form 2018 - Download and nominate a special woman today!

Awareness and Resource Coordinator
Call: 519-271-5310 ext 31 or


Past Events:

2017 Gallery

2016 Gallery

2015 Gallery



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