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Join us to celebrate the incredible women in our community! 

Wednesday March 28th, 2018 at Cambridge City Hall (Bowman Room)

YWCA Cambridge’s Women of Distinction Awards, now in its 24th year, is an annual event that recognizes the outstanding contributions of women to the advancement of women and girls in our communities. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and $25 for full time students. Tickets are on sale now! 

YWCA Women of Distinction WinnerNominated by their community, Women of Distinction are leaders in their fields such as science, recreation and business, and are paving the way for the trailblazers of tomorrow.

The annual awards ceremony is our most significant fundraising event of the year. Ticket sales support outreach, in school, and drop in programs for women and girls, as well as advocacy/events that are paving the way for a more equal community for all in Cambridge.

Since 1994, more than 2500 women and men have attended the Cambridge event, and each year our volunteers work hard to deliver an inspiring event.

Help us pay tribute to the legacy of women within our community that make an impact. Tickets are on sale now online or by calling 519-267-6444.

What Makes a Woman of Distinction? 

A woman of distinction:

  • Consistently displays and exercises leadership, demonstrates vision, innovation or creativity
  • Has the courage to take risks
  • Enriches and improves the quality of life for others and she has an impact in her chosen field of endeavour
  • Demonstrates initiative and a pioneering spirit along with a continued commitment to her community
  • Promotes and supports the expansion of opportunities and choices for women and girls in her community


Nominations for 2019 are now open. To stay up to date on event information or future nomination details, join our mailing list.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients!

Non-Profit or Public Service – Bobbye Goldenberg
Lifetime Achievement – Mallory Moxon-Carson, Cheryl Hugill
Social Action & Advocacy – Amy Deschamps
Champion of Women and Girls – Andrea Arthur-Brown
Wellness, Sport & Recreation – Shannon Butt
Science, Technology, Research & Environment – Sarah Spry
Turning Point – Jennifer Carter
Business & Entrepreneurship – Beth Lennox
Education & Mentorship – Sharon Bal
Volunteerism – Kristy Goss
Young Woman of Distinction – Lily Faragher

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YWCA Cambridge (Head Office)

55 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON
N1R 7A5

Monday-Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
(519) 267-6444

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Cambridge, Ontario
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(519) 622-9960

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As a member agency of YWCA Canada, YWCA Cambridge is part of a national movement known as the country’s oldest and largest women's multi-service organization, the largest national provider of shelter, literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs, and is the second largest provider of childcare services in Canada.

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