Women of the Year Awards

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, & Trade

Education

First Response

Julia Wilkinson Sports, Wellness, & Active Living

Agriculture, Environment, Science, & Technology

Arts, Culture, & Heritage

Anne McDonnell Woman of Courage

The 2019 Women of the Year Awards took place on October 18th, 2019 and included dinner at The Arden Park, dessert from Black Angus Bakery, entertainment, prizes, and auctions. Our silent auction featured incredible items, gift certificates, and prizepacks from local businesses. 

If you or your organization would like to be involved in this incredible evening next year and wonderful cause, please contact:

Leah Cabral

Manager of Communications and Fund Development

development@optimismplace.com

Congratulations to our 2019 Women of the Year Award Recipients

Community Service

Ruth Reath

Arts, Culture, & Heritage

Mary Smith

Business, Professions, & Trade

Judy Matheson

First Responders

Jamie-Lynn Meyer

Julia Wilkinson Sports, Active Living, & Wellness Award

Lisa Stacey 

Agriculture, Environment, Science, & Technology

Dr. Leslie Hodge

Education

Linda Willis & Carol Hamilton

Anne McDonnell Woman of Courage

Rachelle Willows

Congratulations to all nominated!

Dr. Leslie Hodge

Bev Hagedorn

Barb Hiller Thibeault

Lisa Wilde

Rachelle Willows

Lisa Stacey

Mary Smith

Jessie Votary

Arakua Lamptey

Jenny Grimminck

Brenda Mason

Judy Matheson

Pat Craigmile

Ruth Reath

Catherine Walsh

Liz Lagerwerf

Linda Willis

Carol Hamilton

Jamie-Lynn Meyer

Jennifer Daum

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

WOTY 2018

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