Ethels nomination deadline extended

The deadline for nominations for the 21st annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards has been extended by a week, to Friday, Jan. 24.

If you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of others through the work they do in the Richmond community, consider making a nomination in one of six categories: Arts, Business, Youth, Sports, Community (Volunteer) and Community (Professional).

The nomination form is available at

The Ethels celebrates the accomplishments of local women, and is named in honour of the pioneering editor of The Richmond Review, Ethel Tibbits, an outspoken community activist who was fearlessly critical in her columns, notably her strong stance against the internment of those of Japanese heritage during the Second World War.

The awards luncheon serves as a fundraiser for Nova House, a Chimo-operated shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence. More than $280,000 has been raised for local women's charities since 1994.

Nominators are encouraged to provide as much relevant information about the nominees as possible, including the qualities of the nominee that set them apart, and how the nominee has made a tangible difference in the community. Judges will be relying solely on the information supplied to determine a winner.

Nomination packages should include at least two reference letters—and a maximum of three—that detail the work the nominee has done.

For more information, call Martin at 604-247-3733.

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