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May 11th 2016 – Woman of the Year Award Gala

Woman of the Year 2016In May the Monthly meeting is replaced by the Woman of the Year Awards Gala

Every year, the OBWA hosts the Nelle Carter Woman of the Year Awards & Lisa Brooking Young Woman of the Year Awards. The Woman of the Year Award is given to someone respected for her outstanding work in her community, in the workplace, at home, or all three. The Young Woman of the Year must demonstrate high scholastic achievement, participation in extra school activities, volunteer work in the community and be seeking post-secondary education.
Orillia Business Women’s Association Presents The 25th Annual Nelle Carter Woman of the Year Award Lisa Brooking Young Woman of the Year Award Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at the Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre at 400 Memorial Ave. Orillia, Ontario Cocktails 5:30 pmBuy tickets now

Tickets for this event are $45 per person


WOTY and YWOTY 2016 GALA   Tickets are available to purchase in person at the following locations after April 20th, 2016:

Tiffin’s Creative Center: 22 Peter St. S. Downtown Orillia. Contact: Linda Tiffin 705 325-7205

Northern Business Equipment: 90 Colborne St. W. Downtown Orillia. Contact: Angela Thompson 705 326-5500

We are accepting Women of the Year nomination until March 30th 2016.


The deadline for the nomination submissions is March 30th, 2016Woman of the Year Nomination Form 2016

award_download_formNominations are now being accepted for the “Nelle Carter Woman of the Year” Award!!!

The award will be presented at “Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre” on Wed. May 11th, 2016 and hosted by the Orillia Business Women’s Association (OBWA).  The OBWA is very excited to announce that “Carey Moran” from KICX FM will MC the awards dinner once again this year.  At this awards Gala the OBWA will also present the recipient of the Young Women of the Year chosen from 4 high schools in Orillia.

Nominees for the “Nelle Carter Woman of the Year” Award (Women of Distinction) may be from any of the following areas: City of Orillia, Township of Ramara, Township Of Or-Medonte, Township of Severn and The Chippewas Of Rama First Nation.

The award is named for the late Nelle Carter who was an inspiration to women in our area.  She was president of the family business, president of the Orillia Quota Club, the first woman elected to Orillia Council as Alderman and active in St. Paul’s United Church.  The recipient of the award represents Nelle Carter’s high standards and value.

This is an opportunity to nominate a woman who, in your opinion, meets this criteria in both her business/volunteer and personal life: achieves excellence in her place of work; has the ability to strive for higher goals; works as a volunteer to improve the lives of individuals in her community or contributes to society in her own way; demonstrates leadership in ideas and new initiatives; or has done something in particular with respect to any of the above activities which would make her a “Woman of Distinction”.