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Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Recognizes Outstanding Women


(Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 4, 2012) K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year takes time out to recognize and pay tribute to outstanding women in the community.

This year, the awards ceremony will take place Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30 pm at the Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre, Waterloo; with special guest speaker Dr. Lea Carataga, Faculty of Social Work Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, and emcees Susan Cook-Scheerer, Co-host of daytime on Rogers TV and Tara Connors, mornings on CHYM 96.7.

Here is a list of the women from across the Region who have been nominated in each of the eight categories:

Arts & Culture (sponsored by CHYM 96.7/570 News/KIX 106.7 FM) recognizes women for enriching the culture of our community through creation or promotion of the arts on a volunteer or professional basis.

Chrissie Boon Judi Douglas Stone
Amanda Brenner Brooke Myers
Rebecca Carrigan Anita Walsh
Luisa D’Amato

Community Service (sponsored by Rogers TV) recognizes women for generously volunteering time to programs and services that make our community a better place.

Trish Beahan Jillian Fleming
Cindy Lou Beechey Doreen Hillier
Hasna Ara Begum Carol Kay
Paulet Biedermann Lori Maloney Young
Betty Lou Borho Julia Poje
Bardish Chagger Ingrid Schiller
Rachel Clark Diane Smith
Andrea Clegg Cathie Stewart Savage

Entrepreneur (sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier School of Business & Economics) recognizes women for initiating and/or administering an enterprise or business.

Jana Campbell Carly Kuntz
Jessica Burman Zinger Bhupi Rajput
Nadine Day Janice Welch
Sandra Enns Yvonne Zensner

Health & Wellness (sponsored by The Boardwalk) recognizes women for promoting and helping others achieve and promote mental, physical or spiritual well-being in her career or community involvement.

Jessica Langton Tanya Morrell
Amanda Lynn Mayhew-Hare Magdalena Stopinski

Lifetime Achievement (60 or over) (sponsored by McIntyre Team – Remax Solid Gold Realty) recognizes women for being active in the community by sharing her heart, her time and her life experience.

Florence Hansen-Jucker Janet Stevens
Dorcas Plant Joan Williams

Professional (sponsored by Rogers Wireless) recognizes women for dedicating themselves to the pursuit of excellence in her chosen career.

Patti Brooks Kelly-Sue Labus
Mary Jo Fedy Tanya Radstake
Lucia Harrison Tracy Suerich
Alana Holtom Carol Taylor

Sports & Recreation (sponsored by Rogers TV) recognizes women for actively participating, coaching or volunteering in sports or recreation.

Mandy Bujold Connie Deckert
Ute Busse Jaimie Phelan

Young Adult (14 to 25) (sponsored by Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest) recognizes young women for leading by example and being a role model to her peers.

Nicole Burns Maheen Sohail
Madi McIntyre Ella Weber
Amber Shewfelt Amanda Vanderzanden

The awards ceremony will be televised Saturday, October at 8 PM, and Sunday, October 14 at 7 PM on Rogers TV, Cable 20. Visit www.rogerstv.com for additional broadcast times.

Residents of the Region were encouraged to nominate their choice for K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year and are invited to enjoy this evening with these distinguished women. Tickets are limited and are available at the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Official Retail Store, 519-570-4267 x233 or online at www.oktoberfest.ca.


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