Celebrating the Women of Inspiration 2023-2024

Posted by: Balsom Team

In a display of purple, the Women of Inspiration Celebration was held on Saturday, March 9th, 2024. (Em)powering more than 389 guests, the event honoured five truly inspirational women for their remarkable contributions to the community.

The WOI awardees, Allison Flett, Denean Robinson, Mireille Zatcha, Krystell O’Hara and Kyla Penner, provided a deeper insight into their impactful endeavours during the panel discussion, moderated by Nicole Bourque-Bouchier.

As a much-needed funding opportunity for Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta, guests were invited to participate in the silent and live auctions. Nine items were auctioned during the Live Auction. Thanks to the generosity of the donation partners and big cheers to Dave Boutilier, the event auctioneer, who as always, brought his flair to the evening.

With her positive energy and warmth, Jennifer Vardy graced the stage as the event emcee. Her ability to connect with the audience made her the perfect host for this celebration of empowerment and achievement.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the gala presented a wonderful opportunity to showcase a keynote address from a remarkable female speaker. This year, formerly from Fort McMurray, Major Vanessa Fulford, whose inspiring words resonated with the audience, shared insights into her journey in the Canadian Armed Forces. Her motivating and empowering speech resonated with everyone present.

Balsom Communications is committed to helping to produce a meaningful effort to support Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta. Team Balsom had all hands on deck to manage production details, event details and itinerary, scripting, graphic design and signage and brand.

In the spirit of gratitude, we extend our appreciation to everyone who contributed to the success of this Gala – from the guests who attended to the dedicated organizers and sponsors. Your presence and support have made a significant impact for the girls attending the Girls Inc. programs.


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Photo Credit: Nicole Maclean Photography