Change Makers: Celebrating Women

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Image courtesy YWCA Banff.

YWCA Banff invites you to join us at Change Makers, a celebration of women who impact change and inspire action, locally and globally. Special guest Beckie Scott will join the winners of the fifth annual Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards.

Special Guest: Beckie Scott

Three-time Olympian Beckie Scott retired in 2006, capping nearly two decades of competitive cross-country ski racing as Canada’s most successful cross-country skier and one of the world’s best all-around cross-country racers. She is also an Olympic broadcast analyst, elected member of the IOC and an honorary doctor of laws degree recipient from the University of Alberta. 

This past December, Canmore’s Scott was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Scott is also known for her role as an advocate for drug-free sport, having spearheaded an athlete’s petition for the establishment of an independent drug-testing body for all World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2001. 

Bow Valley’s Change Makers

The event also celebrates local changemakers with the fifth annual Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards. These awards recognize women who through their own initiative, ability and effort have made an exemplary achievement in their field, women who are outstanding role models because of their goals and the way they have achieved these goals, women who have made substantial contributions to the social fabric of their communities in unique and individual ways. 

Join us as we recognize this year’s recipients and celebrate their achievements.