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About Global News Woman of Vision television series:

The Global News Woman of Vision program celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding Edmonton area women.  These are stories that inspire and are written and produced by Lesley MacDonald.  This popular program includes 12 Woman of Vision stories each year.  They air the second Sunday of each month on Global News Hour at 6 and the following day on Global News Morning.  Each recipient is also featured in Lesley’s Avenue Edmonton Magazine blog “Heroes and Visionaries” as well as in a special Global News Woman of Vision insert in Avenue Magazine April issue. In addition, these stories are featured in a one-hour Global Television special that airs every May.  An annual awards event pays tribute to the 12 recipients featured on Global Television during the last year. Bursaries and scholarships are also awarded to help young women realize their vision.

The 2017-2018 recipients are (to date):

MAY  Jen Panteluk, Jr. Achievement President & CEO

JUNE  April Eve Wiberg, indigenous advocate

JULY  Nancy McClure, Canada’s 150th Anniversary Arctic Aviation Tour

AUGUST  Courtney Mageau, drag racer

SEPTEMBER  Sheila Hamilton, organic farmer

OCTOBER   Jodi Abbott, CEO of Norquest College

NOVEMBER  Dr. Kathryn Dong, Royal Alexandra Hospital emergency physician

DECEMBER   Rachel Mielke, CEO of Hillberg & Berk

JANUARY  Marie Whelan, Canadian Principal of the Year

FEBRUARY  Annie Dugan, acrobatic artist, trainer and founder of Firefly Theatre

MARCH  Alice Major, poet and author

Inaugural Woman of Vision Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award (recipient will be announced at the April 6, 2018 Celebration Luncheon)

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