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Women & Young Women of the Year Nominees 2016

Who will be the recipients of the Nell Carter “WOMAN OF THE YEAR” 2016 & LISA BROOKING “YOUNG WOMAN OF THE YEAR” 2016?

This is the 25th Anniversary of “Woman of the Year” Awards Gala Dinner and the awards will be presented at the Best Western Mariposa Plus Conference Center 400 Memorial Ave. on Wed. May 11th, 2016.

The event is put together and hosted by the Orillia Business Women’s Association (OBWA)

OBWA is proud to announce “Carey Moran” from KICX 106 FM will be the MC of the 25th award presentations this year. Social hour begins 5:30 p.m.

OBWA has 10 Women Nominated for the Nelle Carter Woman of the Year 2016.

Women Of the Year Orillia Nominees 2016 JPG

They are, from left to right top:

  • Amanda Bolen, Discovery Wellness ,R.M.T. (Owner)
  • Debbie Woodhouse, OPP
  • Gill Tillmann , Gill Tillmen Coaching, Life Coach
  • Joy Skinner, Industrial Park Collision Inc. (Owner)
  • Reverend Karen Horst, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • From left to right bottom:
  • Kristy Nicole Fleming, LAWYER at Rastin & Associates
  • Liz Westcott, Greenhaven Women’s Shelter
  • Luisa Cirimele, Awakenings Wellness Centre R.M.T  (Owner)
  • Wendy Timpano, Community Development Corporation  (CDC)
  • Wendy Ann Thorne, Furz-a Flyn Dog Grooming  (Owner)

OBWA has 3 Nominees for the Lisa Brooking Young Woman of the Year 2016

Lisa Brooking Young Woman of the Year Nominees 2016 JPG



They are: (from left to right):

  • Morgan W. Fitzgerald, Twin Lakes Secondary School
  • Christy Scott, Orillia Secondary School
  • Heidi Hayes, Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School.




For more info call the Orillia Business Women’s Association at 705 325-6292 or email us at
Please support these dedicated women in your community by attending the dinner and awards ceremony to let them know you appreciate their efforts on behalf of our schools, businesses and community organizations.