by Lucie Roy
On Saturday 7 March at the St. Albert Inn, the St. Albert Baha’i community, on the occasion of the United Nations International Women’s Day, presented awards of recognition to five women for exemplary service and inspiration to their community.
The recipients and nomination category include Francoise Ruban, Education and Service, Karen Gall, Human Rights, Multicultural and Interfaith Initiatives, Kristine McDonnell, Mental Health, Unsung Heroine and Youth Empowerment, Dr. Kim Bugera, Vision Health, Humanitarian and Education and Shairl Honey Legacy, Arts and Unsung Heroine.
The event included a message from MP for St.Albert-Edmonton Michael Cooper delivered by Mladen Ryhard, Proclamation by the City of St Albert Mayor Cathy Heron and a few words from Councilor Jacquie Hansen, Polonaise, Opus 40 no,1 in A Mayor on piano by Natalia Krupinova and a keynote address on Are You a Leader by Thora Eyford, MPE.
The presentations were followed by a Video on Operation Smile and a closing video on One Woman.
This is the 24th Annual United Nations International Women’s Day Celebration by the St Albert Baha’i Community, the first one was in 1996, with 120 women celebrated to date.
Story on recipients to follow.
Dr. Kim Bugera