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Helene Weir, President and CEO of YMCA Calgary named a WXN 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

YMCA Calgary’s top executive joins community of Canada’s most iconic women leaders

Calgary, Alberta (November 25, 2015) –– YMCA Calgary is pleased to announce Helene Weir, President and CEO, YMCA Calgary has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Ms. Weir, who is included in WXN 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 will be honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 26.

Helene Weir joined the YMCA in 1983 and, in increasingly senior positions, has had a profound impact by helping our charity improve the lives of people in our community and fulfill a vision where every Calgarian can belong, grow, thrive and lead.

As a proud supporter of women in leadership, YMCA Calgary works to create the necessary conditions and opportunities for women like Ms. Weir to help them thrive and succeed within the not-for-profit community.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of Helene Weir and the team she leads,” said Narmin Ismail-Teja, Chair of the Board of YMCA Calgary. “In a time of profound growth and change for our organization, Helene lives out the YMCA values of honest, respect, responsibility and caring every day.”

The Top 100 Awards serve to recognize talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and to inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

“For these highly accomplished women, receiving a Top 100 Award means much more than recognition or a chance to share the spotlight with other remarkable Winners, it’s an opportunity to pay it forward,” says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. “WXN Top 100 Award Winners are powerful women both in their careers and their potential to transcend boundaries to have a greater impact on the communities around them.”

Helene Weir joins a prestigious community of past Award Winners, including Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, former “Dragon” and chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather

Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

The full list of WXN’s 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners.


About Helene Weir

Helene Weir is in a rare group of female CEOs in the world-wide YMCA movement, currently active in over 120 countries. Ms. Weir is one of only 3 female CEOs among the largest YMCAs in Canada and is one of only 13 in the 70 largest YMCAs in North America. Under her leadership, YMCA Calgary is one of the leading voices in the country for preventative health through physical activity and wellness through community. A 2011 Women of Vision award winner here in Calgary, she also demonstrates a commitment to local community involvement through membership in the Rotary Club of Calgary which just celebrated its 100th anniversary in Calgary.

About YMCA Calgary

YMCA Calgary is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities. For over 113 years, YMCA Calgary has been committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community.

About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of more than 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada’s corporate boards. In 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.

More information and details are available at www.wxnetwork.com or www.top100women.ca.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Helene Weir or WXN founder Pamela Jeffery, please contact:

Marion Morris
Harbinger Communications
416-960-5100 ext. 260
mmorris@harbingerideas.com

 

 


Dodgeball Success!!

Eau Claire’s first ever Dodgeball Tournament was a HUGE success! All together, we had 38 participants and over 15 parents show up for support. Congrats to everyone who participated. We hope to have another tournament closer to the end of the school year, so keep checking our Activity Schedule for updates.

 

Recognizing Teams

Recognizing Teams

 

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

 

Action Shot

Action Shot

Third Place Winners

Third Place Winners

 

Second Place Winners

Second Place Winners

 

First Place Winners

First Place Winners

 

Grade 5 Team

Grade 5 Team

 

Taking a Knee

Taking a Knee

 

One of Rosedale School's Many Teams

One of Rosedale School’s Many Teams

 

Setting Up for the Final Game

Setting Up for the Final Game

 

Eau Claire Youth RULE!!

Eau Claire Youth RULE!!

 

Thanks again for everyone who participated! If your child participated and you are interested in obtaining photos of our event, feel free to e-mail me at sarah.thornton@calgary.ymca.ca


UPDATE: WINNERS! Sesame Street Live Vouchers!

UPDATE: Winner Amangeet D. has failed to be in touch within 24-hours as per contest rules. A new winner has been selected.

Congrats to RUTH SWELUK the new winner. Ruth, please contact nkaminer@calgary.ymca.ca or call 403 781 1680 by 3pm today to claim your vouchers.
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UPDATE: Winner Andrew U. is unable to attend the show so a new winner has been selected. Congratulations to Amanjeet Dhaliwal. You now have 24-hours to claim the vouchers! Please either email nkaminer@calgary.ymca.ca or call 403-781-1680.
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Congratulations to the winners of the YMCA Sesame Street Live ‘Elmo Makes Music’ contest! Thank you to all who participated in the contest. (Original contest details below.)

Winners are:

  • Jenn Alexander
  • Andrew Ursel

Jenn & Andrew: You now have 24-hours to claim the Sesame Street Live vouchers! Please either email nkaminer@calgary.ymca.ca or call 403-781-1680.

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ORIGINAL CONTEST DETAILS:

YMCA Calgary has two sets of two vouchers to give away to Sesame Street LiveElmo Makes Music’ at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

How to Enter:
Visit the YMCA Calgary Facebook page. Get creative! Provide a funny short caption (maximum 200 characters) to the Hula Hoop Hopscotch photo. Write your caption in the comments just below the photo.

Vouchers are good for show times:

  • Friday July 27 7pm
  • Saturday July 28 10:30am & 2pm
  • Sunday July 29 1pm & 4:30pm

Deadline to enter is 1pm on Monday, July 23, 2012. Winners (2) will be chosen randomly from entries.

Winners (2) will be announced on the YMCA Calgary blog (link to the posting will be put on the YMCA Calgary Facebook page) by 3pm on Monday, July 23, 2012 and winner(s) will have 24-hours to respond to the blog posting. If winner(s) does not respond to the blog posting within 24-hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen and posted on the YMCA Calgary blog, with another 24-hours to respond.

One entry per person. Vouchers have no cash value. Offer subject to ticket availability. Facebook does not sponsor, endorse nor administer this promotion. Not open to YMCA employees or volunteers.


WIN Vouchers to Sesame Street Live!

YMCA Calgary has two sets of two vouchers to give away to Sesame Street LiveElmo Makes Music’ at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

How to Enter:
Visit the YMCA Calgary Facebook page. Get creative! Provide a funny short caption (maximum 200 characters) to the Hula Hoop Hopscotch photo. Write your caption in the comments just below the photo.

Vouchers are good for show times:

  • Friday July 27 7pm
  • Saturday July 28 10:30am & 2pm
  • Sunday July 29 1pm & 4:30pm

Deadline to enter is 1pm on Monday, July 23, 2012. Winners (2) will be chosen randomly from entries.

Winners (2) will be announced on the YMCA Calgary blog (link to the posting will be put on the YMCA Calgary Facebook page) by 3pm on Monday, July 23, 2012 and winner(s) will have 24-hours to respond to the blog posting. If winner(s) does not respond to the blog posting within 24-hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen and posted on the YMCA Calgary blog, with another 24-hours to respond.

One entry per person. Vouchers have no cash value. Offer subject to ticket availability. Facebook does not sponsor, endorse nor administer this promotion. Not open to YMCA employees or volunteers.


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