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30years of distinction Honouring inspiring women and their achievements for 30 years

1997 Women of Distinction Award Recipients:

The World in 1997: YWCA Metro Vancouver celebrated 100 years of community service

Arts & Culture Janine Fuller

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts opens at UBC

Communications & Public Service Shushma Datt Education, Training & Development Dana Brynelsen

The world mourns Princess Diana’s death

HARRY POTTER IS PUBLISHED Scientists Clone Dolly the sheep

Entrepreneur/Innovator Renee Strong

Tara Lipinski becomes youngest women’s world figure skating champion at 14

Health & Wellness Beverly Spring

Professional Women’s Network is started

Management, the Professions & Trades Jill Bodkin

Hong Kong gained Independence

Recreation, Sport & Active Living Sandra Stevenson

YWCA Metro Vancouver started Real Story Competition writing contest for girls

Science, Research & Technology Maria Klawe

13 km Confederation Bridge opens between P.E.I and New Brunswick

Voluntary Community & Humanitarian Service Rita Akselrod

Mary McAleese succeeds Mary Robinson as President of Ireland, the first time a woman has succeeded another as

elected head of state

Young Woman of Distinction Aliyah Rahemtullah

Join us for the 2013 Women of Distinction Awards Gather with over 1000 others as we celebrate the incredible achievements of women in Metro Vancouver. May 28, 2013 │ Westin Bayshore ywcawomenofdistinction.org

For tickets, contact Jena Fair jfair@ywcavan.org

YWCA Women of Distinction 30 Stories: 1997  
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