Global Calgary Woman of Vision


Global’s Woman of Vision celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding Calgary women — women who have implemented their passion and whose personal dedication and actions inspire us all.

Deloria Many Grey Horses
This summer St. Albert will host the 2nd annual Alberta Indigenous Games. Deloria has been part of a special project for the games designed to help aboriginal youth embrace their culture, as well as healthy living.

Dr. Anne Gillis
Mon, May 6 : As we age, we have increasing health concerns and many issues centre around our heart. But Calgary is at the forefront of cardiovascular science research and care, and as Linda Olsen explains, this month’s woman of vision is helping lead the way.

Full list of recipients


Deloria Many Grey Horses – Alberta Indigenous Games
Dr. Anne Gillis– Cardiovascular research
Sue Fortune– Housing First


Connie Ostermann—Brain Injury Supporter
Sylvia Rempel—Founder – Sewing Seeds International
Kathryn Fasegha—Writer/Producer/Director – Treacherous Heart
Louise Nesterenko—Founder – Books Between Friends
Sunday Omony—Founder – We Can Rise UP
Irene White—Founder/Head Organizer – Alberta Wish Ride
Lili Bunce—Executive Director – Making Changes
Sue McElhanney—Founder – The All 4 Women Society
Pam Krause—Executive Director – Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Sandy Shuler—Family Life Works
Amanda Lindhout—Journalist
Dr. Emily Roback- Chiropractor, Health and Education Advocate


Sandra Crazy Bull—Cultural Instructor – Aboriginal Education
Dr. Leslie Roberts—President/Founder – GoForth Institute
Shauna Denney—President/Founder – 403 Selects Volleyball Club
Manjit Minhas—Owner/President – Minhas Micro Brewery
Helene Weir—President/CEO – YMCA of Calgary
Lois Hayward—Supervisor – SAIT Student Development and Counselling
Marilyn Wilson—Development Disabilities Resource Centre – Past President of local Toastmasters Chapter
Deanna Thompson—Executive Director – Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS)
Deb Ross—President/Owner – Gamma Tech Inspection Ltd
Carie Stock—Executive Director – Helping Families Handle Cancer
Vanessa McWilliams- Founder- Confident Curls


Fay Herrick—Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
Mary Tidlund – Mary A Tidlund Charitable Foundation
Bette Mitchell – Highbanks Society
Debralee Fernets – Canadian Liver Foundation
Wafa Kadri – Calgary Arab Film Festival
Dorothy Nelson – Talents Unlimited Bowling Team
Elisabeth Fayt – RnR Wellness
Kendra Ohama – Olympic Athlete, Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team
Diane Swiatek – Banbury Crossroads School
Danielle Goyette – Head Coach, University of Calgary Dinos Women’s Hockey Team


Barbra Tien—Prep Program
Karen Stewart—CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions
Suzanne Tough—Professor of Pediatrics UofC
Beba Svigir—Executive Director of CIWA
Jari Love—Get RIPPED
CoraMarie Clark—Toothena the Tooth Fairy
Cara Poppitt—Beat It Dance
Martha Cohen—Calgary Jewish Family Services
Deb Laderoute—Four in Hand Equestrian
Gayla Rogers—University of Calgary
Elaine Quilichini—Calgary Girls Choir
Donna Moore—Canadian Home Builders’ Association


Frances Wright—CEO of VERTEX
Yolande Freeze—Millenium Music
Dr. Rupinder Toor Mangat—Calgary Women’s Clinic
Jessica Zelinka—University of Calgary
Rena Nathanail—Nathanail Captioning Inc.
Rhonda Scheurer—Calgary Outdoor Club
Penny Hume—Child & Youth Friendly Calgary
Candice Graf—Homerun International
Carol Allen—Volunteer & Foster parent
Mitzie Wasyliw—Bow Valley Ranche House
Marie Ens—Cambodia Rescue
Barbara Bannon—Olympic Heights Elementary


Irene Lewis—President, SAIT
Stephanie Sacks—Na’amat Canada Calgary
Donna Kennedy-Glans—Integrity Bridges
Ilona Boyce—EvenStart for Children
Kim Sturgess—Alberta WaterSmart
Eva M. Hofman—Project Warmth
Ruth Ramsden—Wood United Way of Calgary
Donale Gandossi—Art Gallery of Calgary
Carol Patterson Kalahari Management Inc.
Barbara Thrasher—Work-Life Resources Inc.
Michale Lang—Whyte Museum Banff
Susan Elizabeth Smith—Walking Together for Health


Faye Kerwood—School Principal
Val Bracey—Second Wind Dreams
Gillian Kydd—Open Minds School
Bev Tosh—War Brides
Margot McDermott—Young Canadians Founder
Pat Allen—Kerby Centre
Elizabeth Cannon—Dean, Schulich School of Engineering
Krista Schlosser—Creative Kids Museum
Kathleen Sendall—Petro-Canada
Jan Morrison—Kids Curing Kids
Nomi Whalen—Marriage Commissioner
Esther Colwill—Mountain Climber


Sharlene Massie—About Staffing
Chester Lees—Chester Arts
Florence Price—Businesswoman
Marion McGrath—The Calgary Association of Self Help
Lesley Conway—Hopewell Residential Communities
Camille Dow Baker—CAWST
Donna Rubenstein—Volunteer
Sheri-D Wilson—Poet, Playwright & Essayist
Diana Joseph—WenDi Interiors
Betty Cooper—CBC Executive Producer
Eve MacMillan—Sunrise Native Addictions Service
Best of Bridge Group—Entrepreneurs


Carolyn Parks—Writer / Speaker
Pat Bruni-Job—Medical Examiner Investigator
Ruth Bieber—Founder, Inside Out Theatre Project
Genevieve Balogun—Community Activist
Dr. Kathleen Scherf—Dean, Faculty of Communication
& Culture, U of C
Dr. Nalini Singhal—Chief of Neonatology, Calgary Health Region
Marilyn Sheftel—Businesswoman / owner, Silverhill Acura
Rita Egizii—Community Activist
Nancy Woods—Community Volunteer
Janice Larocque—Business Woman / Spirit Staffing
Dr. Kathryn King—Cardiovascular Nurse Scientist
Carolyn Reicher—Co-founder, Canadian Women
for Women in Afghanistan


Cheryl Ann Oberg—Therapeutic Clown
Tara Ryan—Evergreen Theater
Lynn Chazotsang—Calgary’s Tibetan Community
Shannon Bowen-Smed—Bowen Staffing
Debbie Baylin—Art à la Carte
Shelley Whatmore—Maxus Technology
Marilyn Dyck—Back Door
Patricia Morgan—Writer / Speaker
Joan McCallum—Police Officer
Judy Atkinson—Circles of Rhythm
Jo Ann Miller—Community Volunteer
Jean Czaja—Musical Director, Westside Choir


Dianne Wittner—Rockyview Wildlife Recovery Centre
Debbie Wiebe—Social Worker
Kerry Parsons—Rebuilding International
Vera Goodman—Teacher
Christine Wandzura—Kids Cancer Care Foundation
Dawn Hanson—Feline Rescue Foundation
Bernie Winter—Condo-Check
Jocelyn Chouinard—Dancer
Pamela Ryan—Commercial Ventures
Tricia Wheatley—Registered Nurse
Carol Crowe—Facilitator
Rhonda Morgan—Missing Children Society


Debbie Middleton-Hope—Police Officer, Safety for Kids
Marilyn Gunn—Community Kitchens of Calgary
Arlene Dickinson—Venture Communications
Leta Wise—Rancher
Lesley Scorgie—Investor
Gail Dahl—Childbirth Educator
Dr. Maria Eriksen—Famous Five Foundation
Alyson Savage—Humanitarian Volunteer
Elaine Semkuley—Medical Mercy Canada
Janice Blackie-Goodine—Movie Set Decorator
Denise Peterson—Strathmore Storefront School
Karen Sherbut—Safe Haven Foundation of Canada


Rebecca Northan—Improv Comedian
Jeanette Nicholls—Volunteer
Joyce Luethy—Operation Minerva
Carol Petersen—Wildlife Photographer
Laura Read—Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cindy Eeson—Kids Only Clothing
Vicki Adams Willis—Decidedly Jazz
Brenda Wood—Friends of Seniors
Bonnie Laycock—Udderly Art
Del Bannerman—The Mustard Seed
Helen Vanderburg—Heaven’s Fitness
Lynne Rach—VoicePrint


Marilyn Potts—Drama Teacher
June Lore—Alberta Home & School Association
Jean Aitken—Fundraising Skydiver
Doreen Spence—Canadian Indigenous Women’s Resource Institute
Brenwyn Cooley—Alberta Roofing Contractors Association
Julia Lyons-Wood—Investigative Marketing Services
Ann Wilson—Citizenship Court Judge
Karolina Wisniewska—Athlete
Irene Besse—Irene Besse Music
Lucille Parkinson—Dreams Take Flight


Toben Anderson—Adventurer, Defying Expectations
Audrey Morrice—Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured
Wendy Slaytor—Alberta Birds of Prey Center
Dr. Betty MacRae—Neurosurgeon
Donna Olson—Olson Lumber
Catherine Ford—Syndicated Newspaper Columnist
Helene Oseen—Fashion 911
Christine Nordhagen—World Wrestling Champion
Marcella Szell—Chair, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Judy Wood—Chef, Savoury Café & Catering
Michelle Stanners—Council for Canadian Unity
Irene Pfeiffer—Businesswoman, Lay Minister