YWCA Regina NutrienWomen of Distinction Awards

Please visit our YWCA Regina Facebook page, which will be featuring the women nominated for this years Women of Distinction Awards Gala weekly. This event has taken place in Regina since 1981. In the 35+ years of hosting the event there have been hundreds of amazing local women who have been honoured through nomination and through being given the Women of Distinction award. Enjoy below the photo gallery featuring pictures from throughout the history of this amazing event!

All previous YWCA Regina Women of Distinction Award Winners


2018 Nominations

Circle of Friends


Girls Rock Regina

Jen Aikman
Leo Keiser
Brittney MacFarlane
Charity Marsh
Crystal Massier
Emily Ritenburg
Danielle Sakundiak
Amanda Scandrett


Your Time

Dr. Sandy Beug
Lisa Peters
Lois Vanderhooft


Community Leadership and Enhancement

Karen Baily
Clara Edvi
Pauline Gabriel
Naomi Hunter
Nickita Longman
Elita Paterson
Michaella Shannon

Contribution to a Rural Community

Jill Hohner
Brady Johnson
Lesley Kelly
Cindy Koreluik

Cultural Heritage

Bula Ghosh
Cécile Kayijuka
Elaine Smit

Education and Mentorship

Dr. Holly Bardutz
Sara Crumley
Elaine Fisher
Melanie Giambattista
Dr. Kathleen Irwin
Andi Céline Martin
Lori Pawson
Pat Taylor
Evanne Wilhelm


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Emily  Brown
Jennifer Dubois
Val Michaud
Allison Schmidt
Aimee Schulhauser

Leadership and Management

Linda Ennis
Amanda Leggette
Kim Skinner


Science, Technology and Environment

Asha Cappello
Dr. Angie Machmer
Jackie Rorquist
Tammy Shields


The Arts: The Jacqui Shumiatcher Arts Award

Amber Goodwyn
Nikki Jacquin


Wellness, Recreation and Healthy Living

Leslie Genoway
Kelly Husack
Brenda Lyons
Judy Wright


Young Woman of Distinction

Sadie Anwender
Joy Brailean


Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you cannot go through a particular door. Always be prepared to go through a door that leads to your goal.

Ann Saddlemyer, Scholar