Juno Award nominee will perform at sold-out Ethels
Juno nominated recording artist Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd will be performing Monday at The Richmond Review’s 18th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards, which is now sold out.
Shepherd will be performing “Likkle But Mi Tallawah,” one of five songs nominated for reggae recording of the year.
The fundraiser for Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence, and other local women’s charities, will be held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport.
Nearly three dozen women have been nominated in five categories, and some 320 guests will be watching as the winners are revealed early Monday afternoon.
Richmond East MLA Linda Reid will be this year’s emcee, alongside Rview youth reporter Joannie Fu.
The Ethel Tibbits Awards are named after the pioneering publisher of The Richmond Review, who earned a reputation as a firebrand who spoke out about taboo social issues of the time.
Since 1994, the Ethels has raised more than $175,000 for a number of local charities.
Business: Marla Kott, June Kaiser, Dr. Louise Demorest, Sandra Hass, Sharon Bonner and Carol Reichert.
Arts: Wendy Riley, Cherelle Jardine, Elsa Rojas Marquez, Dawn Ewen and Adrienne Moore.
Community: Judi Merrell, Grace Tsang, Dustine Rodier, Sylvia Gwozd, Lyn Greenhill, Jacqueline Turner, Colleen Chambers, Barbara Ash and Clara Chow.
Sports: Taronne Atley, Beverley Oldham, Maryana Dudchenko, Linda Strelau and Maxine Schulmeister.
Youth: Natalie Lo, Jessica Yeung, Sunny Shen, Shira Sneg, Perri Tutelman, Jean Hu and Kristy Simonson.