Nominations Open for Daughters of the Year

Today members of the public are invited to begin to nominate women for the 2014 Daughters of the Year honour.

This is the third year women will be recognized for achievements in a diverse range of areas of life.

“Everyone knows a woman who has made a difference, has impressed them, has helped life for others to be better or has achieved remarkable success herself,” explains the initiative’s chair Charan Khehra. “We hope people will share these treasures with the rest of us by nominating them as Daughters of the Year.”

Daughters of the Year invites nominations from the public. “Think of women who impress you for how they are making life better in our communities, how they exemplify qualities or actions that inspire others, or demonstrate exceptional achievement, perhaps in the face of significant challenges,” invites project coordinator Jim Gurnett.

The ten women honoured with the recognition in 2013 are being introduced at the meeting of Edmonton’s City Council today, and in the Alberta Legislature on April 23.

The nomination deadline is June 30. Presentations will take place at a September 6 celebration event where all nominees will be introduced and award recipients will be recognized.

Nominations may be made for any one of the categories:
Arts, Culture & Entertainment;
Community Service & Volunteerism;
Health & Medicine;
Human Rights;
Public Service & Politics;
Science & Technology;
Sports & Recreation.

Nominees must be residents of Alberta at the time of nomination, or students or workers temporarily outside the province. There is no age restriction on nominees.

Daughters Day is an initiative to celebrate the lives, contributions and achievements of all daughters; and to work to ensure that every daughter has full opportunity to achieve all she can without discrimination or abuse. In addition to the Daughters of the Year and the celebration on September 6, this year the Daughters Day initiative will be releasing a handbook in June that will present the results of conversations with groups of women over recent months in how to end gender discrimination.

Nomination forms for the Daughters of the Year can be downloaded at Information about the 2012 and 2013 Daughters of the Year is available at

For further information or comment, please contact Jim Gurnett (780-218-6989 or



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