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 2016-2017 recipients are (to date):

MAY Dr. Shawna Pandya, Citizen Astronaut

JUNE  Hailey Benedict, 14-year old Country Singer

JULY  Kathy Playdon, modern-day sheep herder & breeder

AUGUST Gail Sidonie Sobat, Founder of YouthWrite writing camp

SEPTEMBER  Kathleen Todoruk, Fashion Designer

OCTOBER Susan Darrington, GM of Rogers Place

NOVEMBER Jen Kish, Olympian

DECEMBER  Dr. Sangita (Gita) Sharma, U of A Professor & Chair of Indigenous Health

JANUARY Lisa Holmes, Mayor of Town of Morinville and President of AUMA

FEBRUARY  Patricia Bourne, CEO, EQUS – Canada’s largest member-owned utility

MARCH Kyla Kazeil, restauranteur & clothier

APRIL  The RT Hon. Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister and Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College


Read this years stories on Avenue Magazine’s Blog

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