Last chance to nominate Woman of the Year

Friday, February 15 at noon is the deadline for CFUW's Woman of the Year 2013 nominations.

  • Jan. 16, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 15 at noon is the deadline for Woman of the Year 2013 nominations. The Canadian Federation of University Women – Cranbrook is sending out this reminder for anyone wishing to see an East Kootenay woman be this year’s Woman of the Year.

CFUW-Cranbrook has honoured 34 women at 28 Woman of the Year celebrations. Since 1984, all criteria have remained the same and any East Kootenay region woman whose extraordinary talents in enriching the lives, especially of women, is eligible. The nominee’s contributions to the education and/or advancement of women and how she has inspired and enriched the lives of those around her by her endeavours must be shown by the nominating committee.

The club’s use of the word “education” does not necessarily carry an academic meaning as it can be more widely interpreted to mean supporting and encouraging learning.

The nominee’s contributions and achievement may have taken place in the last year or over a period of time. Her efforts may have been part of paid employment, voluntary or a combination of both.

The women who have been honoured in the past by this award are very much admired and respected by those with whom they come into contact. Often these women are “unsung heroines” of the community.

Recipients of this honour are selected from nominations submitted by the public. For more information visit

The nominations can be mailed to the club at 805 – 29th Avenue South, Cranbrook V1C 3K5, or dropped off before noon Friday, February 15.

“We like to hold the awards ceremony for Woman of the Year on or around March 8, International Women’s Day,” said Cathryn Henley, president of the CFUW-Cranbrook Club.

The club asks you to get your nominations in as soon as you can and certainly by the deadline date.

Stay tuned to The Townsman for an announcement of the Woman of the Year 2013.