Saturday, April 14, 2018
Welcome & Networking: 11:30am
Lunch Begins: 12:00pm
The Westin Nova Scotia
The WomenActive Trendsetter Awards is a celebration and a fundraiser for WomenActive-NS.
WomenActive-NS advocates, educates, collaborates, and promotes meaningful active living experiences and leadership opportunities to enrich the lives of all women and girls in Nova Scotia.
This year’s Awards
This Year’s Keynote Speaker is Maggie MacDonnell Winner of the Global Teacher Prize.
Maggie is an educator and sport for development practitioner who has spent the last six years teaching in a fly-in Inuit village called Salluit, in the Canadian Arctic. She is passionate about creating education programs that build opportunities for social mobility, empower youth and cultivate healthy communities.
Opening remarks will be delivered by Minister Leo Glavine .
The event will be emceed by Una Lounder.
Una Lounder is from Dartmouth, NS, and works with Fast and Female as the Event Coordinator for Atlantic Canada. Una has raced for Team Canada in the sport of sprint kayak for over 10 years, attending 5 Senior World Championships, numerous World Cups and the Pan American Games. She is passionate about the positive impact of sport and the important role it can play in a young girls’ life.
About the Awards
WomenActive Trendsetters change culture, attitudes, programs, and systems to enrich the lives of all women and girls as participants and leaders in sport, recreation, and physical activity.
They break down barriers, challenge the status quo, try new experiences, dare others to dream, blaze new trails, and showcase the talent that exists across Nova Scotia in order to ensure fair and equitable access and opportunities for women and girls.
WomenActive Trendsetter Awards are given annually in each of 5 categories:
- Program Trendsetter Award
- Program Groundbreaker Award
- Media Trendsetter Award
- Leadership Trendsetter Award
- Trailblazer Award
- Youth Trendsetter Award
WomenActive-NS is funded by the Government of Nova Scotia, with in-kind support from Recreation Nova Scotia and Sport Nova Scotia.