WomenActive-NS recognizes leaders in promoting women

A group shot of some of the Trendsetter Award winners with featured artist Letitia Fraser following the 2019 WomenActive-NS Trendsetter Awards on April 27 at The Westin in Halifax. (Healey photo)

HALIFAX: Nova Scotia women and girls were celebrated at the fourth annual WomenActive-NS Trendsetter Awards on April 27.

At the sold-out event, a fundraiser for WomenActive-NS and held at The Westin in Downtown Halifax, Trendsetters that promote meaningful active living experiences and leadership opportunities that enrich the lives of females across the province were recognized.

There were eight awards handed out by Emcee Portia Clark, a co-host of CBC Information Morning.

Portia Clark from CBC’s Information Morning was the host. (Healey photo)

Program Groundbreaker Award – The Valley Wild Female Hockey Association had a first full female novice hockey team this year, building their program up and thus making them a Groundbreaker Trendsetter.

Carley Glode was also a recipient of this award for her amazing contribution to gender equity in NS.

Program Trendsetter – Natalie d’Entremont is the recipient for the 2019 award; she’s making waves in gender equity.

Program Trendsetter – Lezlie Carol States continues to inspire and thus that helped earn her recognition as a Trendsetter.

Shannon Read was recognized as a Program Trendsetter for her amazing work with the Keji Multisport Festival.

Leadership Trendsetter – Kerry Copeland, who’s amazing leadership has helped build the Kids Run Club to what it is today.

Musician Zamani was the special performer at the fourth annual Trendsetter Awards. Here she poses with The Laker’s Pat Healey. (Submitted photo)

Pat Healey from The Laker was recognized as the Media Trendsetter for his continuous coverage of women and girls in the Fall River/Windsor Junction area and their accomplishments right from junior high on through to post-secondary in their chosen sport.

Youth Trendsetter Award – Brianna Hiltz, who is a highly engaged and committed youth who manages to do various tasks that makes things better for women and girls.

Respected canoe/kayaker Ann Dodge, a former Fall Resident, earned the Dr. Carolyn Savoy Trailblazer Award for her tremendous accomplishments as a Trailblazer for gender equity in the province.

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.