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Nominate a Changemaker for International Women’s Day 2014

January 15, 2014

We will be honouring Gulf Island Women’s achievements both past and present from all aspects of community life; environmental, political, social, science, the arts, education, and business.

Change makers will be honoured at a ceremony hosted by Elizabeth May atthe Harbour House Hotel during the IWD celebrations on March 8, 2014

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TO NOMINATE AN AMAZING WOMAN:
Tell us in 450 words or less why your nominee deserves to be recognized.  Please specify youth (19 or under) or adult (20 and older). Send your entry via e-mail: [email protected] or snail mail: SWOVA, 344 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V3

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
5pm  JANUARY 23rd, 2014

MORE INFORMATION:
[email protected]
or call 250-537-1336

 

 

 

 

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