The Nellie McClung Foundation, in partnership with the Winnipeg Free Press, announced today, the 105th anniversary of most Manitoba women being the first in Canada to receive the right to vote, the recipients of the 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer awards.
These awards are an opportunity to salute the contributions that women have made to social justice, arts, sports, politics, community activities and promoting democracy while continuing to develop the great province on Manitoba. The Trailblazer Awards honour Nellie McClung’s vision by recognizing the spirit of her life’s work being advanced by women leaders of today or throughout our history.
More than 300 nominations from the community were received for consideration. Each nomination was reviewed by an independent selection committee.
“The selection committee was overwhelmed with the accomplishments, contributions and sheer fortitude of all those nominated. It was a very difficult decision for them to select the 150 recipients from the number of women nominated. Truly every woman whose name was put forward is worthy of recognition.”, said the Nellie McClung Foundation Executive Director Dana Driedger.
“Because of the unforeseen circumstances we find ourselves in and the restrictions presently placed by COVID-19, we will be unable to host an in-person event as originally planned”, said Driedger. “We still aim to publicly recognize the great accomplishments of all of the award recipients and will do so through a virtual book.”
The 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer Awards are presented with the support of Manitoba 150 and TD Bank.
For more information and a full list of the recipients and nominees please click here.