Ethel Tibbits luncheon celebrates women of distinction
Only a few dozen tickets remain for the 20th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards, which will be held on International Women’s Day next Friday, March 8 starting at 11:30 a.m.
The Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, 8181 Cambie Rd., will be the site of the annual fundraiser for Nova House, a Chimo Community Services-operated facility for women and their children who are escaping domestic violence.
Tickets, $50 each or a table of 10 for $475, are available by calling 604-247-3700.
Aside from ticket sales, fundraising will include a silent auction, a raffle, and a 50:50 draw.
This year’s event will feature a special tribute to past Ethels winners, as well as highlight the accomplishments of the 28 nominees in six categories. The luncheon, which runs until 2 p.m., will once again be capped by the naming of a Pioneer winner.
The Ethels are named after the pioneering publisher of The Richmond Review.
Since 1994, the luncheon has raised more than $250,000 for local women’s charities, with Nova House being the primary beneficiary.
This year’s nominees are: Community (Professional): Wendy Toyer, Angela Soon, Rosalie Walls, Ella Huang, Deneanne Quamme; Community (Volunteer): Magdalen R. Leung, Mary Scott, Clara Chow, Donna Gillette, Charmis De Boer, Leora Voladarsky, Beverley Drayton, Louise Young, Gloria Sweder, Gloria Lauris Elkholy; Arts: Elsa Rojas Marquez, Annette Jakubowski/Heather Joosten-Fair; Youth: Dayah Johal, Emily De Boer, Rosemary Cheung, Ariel Tsai; Sports: Debbie Pyne, Shirley Olafsson; Business: Cady Xu, Jana Yackel, Erin Berkyto.