The Prince Albert Council of Women has put out its annual call for nominations for the Women’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame itself is situated on the second floor of City Hall and consists of a wall of framed pictures of each inductee. Each year, a local woman is recognized by being inducted into the Prince Albert Women’s Hall of Fame. The first year a woman was acknowledged in this manner was in 2004 and there has been an induction each year since.
We all know women who give of themselves either as volunteers or in their workplace. There are so many kind and generous women in Prince Albert who, while they never seek recognition, certainly deserve it. As women, we often forget to acknowledge each other or the contributions of others. This award attempts to correct that. That is why it is so important to Prince Albert and area and why it is so vital to nominate deserving women.
You do not have to be involved with the Council of Women, nor does the nominee. As well, you don’t have to be a woman to submit a nomination. So guys, feel free to fill in nomination forms. The main criterion is that the nominee’s work must be of benefit to Prince Albert and area.
One a nominee is chosen, the Induction Ceremony is held each year on or near March 8, which is International Women’s Day. The induction ceremony consists of a short program, followed by presentation of the inductee’s picture to the Mayor of Prince Albert, who ensures it finds its way to City Hall to be displayed in the Hall of Fame. The program varies slightly from year to year, but it always focuses on the accomplishments of the inductee and a celebration of her contributions.
Each year, the United Nations proclaims a theme for International Women’s Day. The 2014 theme is “Inspiring Change”. The Saskatchewan Status of Women also proclaims a theme and this year’s theme is “Communities in Action: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls” The two themes for 2014 actually go hand-in-hand. One of the ways in which change can be inspired is by working together to end violence against women and girls.
To submit the name of your nominee, go to the Prince Albert Council of Women’s facebook page where you will find a nomination form and contact information. The deadline is February 15.
We all know generous women who are deserving of recognition. Find the one who inspires you the most and nominate her.