Women of Excellence Gala
The YMCA of Western Ontario Women of Excellence Gala is a unique event hosted every two years by the YMCA in London. All proceeds from this event support the YMCA Strong Kids Program, ensuring everyone has access to YMCA programs and services regardless of their ability to pay. It is one of the many ways the YMCA of Western Ontario fulfills its goal of developing spirit, mind and body in people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities in our community.
Congratulations to our 2017 honourees!
Arts, Culture, Education & Training honouree Mary Intven-Wallace is recognized as an acclaimed artist, a beloved teacher and a talented author of 16 children’s books.
Business and Professions honouree Michelle Quintyn is recognized as an innovator, entrepreneur and agent of social change and economic prosperity.
Community & Volunteerism honouree Kathy Parker is recognized for her commitment to the London community, helping to raise millions of dollars which have stayed in London.
Entrepreneurs honouree Laurie Lashbrook is recognized as a champion for entrepreneurship, an outspoken advocate for women in business and a dedicated leader in building the local economy.
Health, Science & Technology honouree Dr. Marina Salvadori is recognized as a provincial, national and international expert in immunization and immunization policy.
Sport, Fitness & Recreation honouree Vickie Croley as the first Western female Head Coach of a men’s team recognized as a role model to females who seek a similar career in a male-dominated field.
Young Woman of Excellence honouree Andrea Barker is recognized for her incredible resilience throughout many traumatic loses, now in her third year at Carleton University in the Honours Neuroscience and Mental Health Program.
Outstanding Achievement honouree Lynne Cram is recognized for her decades of volunteerism and philanthropy and for her impact specifically on the Boys and Girls Club of London as a volunteer, donor and as Chair of their Horizon Campaign.
This year's event will be hosted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the London Convention Centre.
Our 2015 event was held on Thursday, May 7. Thanks to the support of our sponsors and attendees we raised in excess of over $180,000 to support our YMCA Strong Kids program. Congratulations to all of our honourees. View photos from the event.
For more information, please contact:
519-907-5500 Ext. 1152