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Woman of Year Sponsorship Opportunity 2017

Become a sponsor For Women of the Year Orillia

Once again Orillia Business Women’s Association (OBWA) is preparing for the Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the year on May 10th, 2017 this will be our 26th Awards Gala. We are also celebrating the Orillia Business Women’s Association’s 30th Anniversary since its creation.

Every year, since 1987, the OBWA hosts the Nelle Carter Woman of the Year & Lisa Brooking Young Woman of the Year Awards. The Woman of the Year Award is given to a woman 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, and volunteer work in the community and be seeking post-secondary education; the chosen recipient as “Young Woman of the year” is given a $500 scholarship for her continued education.

We are hoping we can depend on your generosity In the amount of $250 to help offset the cost of our Gala evening on May 10th, 2017. Tickets are $50 each and we are expecting approximately 160+ to attend. Including the Mayor our MPP and MP and other dignitaries of Orillia and surrounding areas. The event is held at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Ave. Carey Moran of KICX 106 will MC once again.

We have wide spread advertising to offer your business when you choose to sponsor our event. Every sponsor will have their logo on our Facebook page and Web site, and, a link to your Business for one year. This is in addition to your name/logo in the program of the evening and on the big screen in the ballroom. A “thank you” In newspapers & Radio will follow the event.

Checks are made payable to: OBWA and will be picked up by someone from the Gala committee. Please call or email at to let us know the check is ready for pick up. You can also mail it to: PO Box 2404, Station Main, Orillia, ON. L3V 6V7.

To date and in the past these are some of the sponsors we have been able to depend on: BDO Financial Services, Home Hardware, Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, The Brick, Morton Metals, Century 21, Giant Tiger, Mike Davenport Subaru, and Casino Rama, to name a few. Here is the link to last year’s sponsors: Thank you in advance for your consideration, without the support of businesses in our community it would be impossible to put on this wonderful event.


The Gala Committee for the Orillia Business Women’s Association Woman of the Year.

Shelle Hossack, President

CLICK HERE to print the Woman of the Year Sponsorship Letter 2017