BWC looking for nominations for Outstanding Women of the Boundary awards

By Contributor
September 16th, 2014

The Boundary Women’s Coalition (BWC) values the contributions women make to our lives and is pleased to provide a yearly opportunity to celebrate local women’s accomplishments. 

We all know women who—by their actions, by the way they live their lives—make the Boundary Community a better place in which to live. They are more today than they were yesterday, they have made a significant impression and they inspire the rest of us. Celebrate the special women in your life with a nomination.

Since 2007, the BWC has hosted the Awards on March 8, International Women’s Day. This year we have decided to present the awards in October. Since 1992, October has been dedicated Women’s HerStory Month because it is the month in which Canadian women became “persons” under the law.

Another change this year is the addition of a new category – Woman of Distinction.

2014 Celebration will be held on Friday Oct. 24 from 7 – 9 p.m at the Seniors Hall in City Park, Grand Forks 

The evening will include the awards ceremony and refreshments. You are welcome to attend, as are partners, children, extended family and friends. The local press is invited to attend and take photos.

You may nominate as many women as you want to. It is much easier for us to prepare the awards if you complete the nomination online. However, hand-written nominations are also acceptable – please ensure legibility – and can be dropped off at the Boundary Women’s Resource Centre — 268 Market Ave or mailed to PO Box 903 Grand Forks V0H 1H0


  1. Community Leader – A Boundary area woman who has made a significant contribution to her community through volunteerism, dedication and promoting equality for women and children, or in other significant ways.
  2. Inspiring Friend – A Boundary area woman who has inspired others through her work, passion and guidance, and who has helped facilitate positive changes in the lives of other women.
  3. Woman in Business – A Boundary area woman who has made a significant contribution to her community through owning or managing a successful business that contributes to her community.
  4. Healthy Role Model – A Boundary area woman who has demonstrated a commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle and who has encouraged others to explore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
  5. Youth (to 19) – A Boundary area young woman who has done extraordinary work, outside of school, that has benefited her community through volunteerism, extracurricular activities and/or peer support.
  6. Inspiring Senior (64+) – A Boundary area senior woman who has inspired others in her community with her wisdom, grace and continued participation as a community leader, inspiring friend and healthy role model.
  7. Women of Distinction: A Boundary Area woman who has inspired others by her way of being in the world.


  • anyone can make a nomination; only women can be nominated
  • anonymous nominations are not accepted
  • nominations received after midnight Oct. 3rd will not be accepted.
  • aLL nominees receive awards, with one exception (see next guideline).
  • a woman who has received an award in a particular category is ineligible to receive an award in the same category for a period of 3 years.
  • the “award” consists of: – named acknowledgment in local news
  • a fabric rose or live carnation
  • a printed certificate or printed card

Please note: If you would like to see a list of previous years’ nominees, please ask and we will email it to you. If you want to nominate the same woman in more than one category, please complete separate nomination forms, with rationale specific to each category. AGAIN, award recipients are not selected from the nominees – every woman nominated receives an award.

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