Since Canada began, there have been exemplary women and the Women’s Centre of Halton recently recognized 14 local women who fit the description.
On June 2, the Oakville-based organization held an Honouring 150 Years of Exemplary Women luncheon at the Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre.
It aimed to educate the community about the contributions of women in the last 150 years, to honour those currently making a difference in their community and inspire younger generations with the role model’s life stories.
The Women’s Centre of Halton is dedicated to supporting women in crisis, distress or transition by providing programs and services to effect positive change.
“This project is a stepping stone for something that our Women’s Centre will hold dear and continue to unfold, where we make sure women do not get erased from history any longer,” said Martha Barragan, executive director.
“(As well as) to continue to build knowledge of women in our local history and to continue to share women’s stories going forward.”
Awards were presented to recipients by Wendy Rinella, Oakville Community Foundation (OCF) CEO and Appleby College students.
Our own Leena Sharma Seth
And to the other recipients:
Mary Anne Gage
Marlyne Van Exan