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  • March 31, 2014

Honouring Women and Girls in Scarborough-Guildwood

Ontario Government Recognizes Local Leading Women

Ontario is celebrating International Women’s Week by recognizing women and girls in Scarborough-Guildwood who have made a positive difference.

Established in 2006, Ontario’s Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities Award recognizes women and girls whose exceptional leadership has improved the lives of others in their communities.

This year’s recipients from Scarborough-Guildwood are:


  • Mary Heinmaa
  • Adrian Camara
  • Anna Mary Keen
  • Ann Marie Moulton
  • Gabrielle Sew
  • Angela Brackett
  • Tamana Azad
  • Sharon Trivers
  • Salmina Sabah
  • Joyce Headlam
  • Smai V. Batson
  • Charmaine Headley
  • Jeenan Kaiser
  • Mikaela Vanderhoede


Celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women across the province, supports the government’s plan to work together as One Ontario, to build a successful, vital province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and achieve their goals.

The awards will be presented to the Scarborough-Guildwood recipients at a dinner on Friday April 4, 2014, at The Spice Shack, located at 308 Painted Post Drive in Scarborough, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. The public is welcome to attend for a price of $14 per person. Please RSVP to Ashma Patel at 416-281-2787 by Wednesday, April 2, 2014.


“I am so impressed by the contributions these women and girls are making in our community. Their actions help build stronger connections between women and girls in Ontario, and their leadership is an inspiration to us all. I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to recognize outstanding women and girls of Scarborough-Guildwood at the upcoming Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities Award event.”

Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood

“International Women’s Week invites us to recognize the achievements of women and girls around the world. The women and girls we honour this year have made positive differences in their communities through action and leadership, inspiring others and making communities in Ontario stronger.”

—   Teresa Piruzza, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues




  • Since the launch of the Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities Awards in 2006, Ontario has recognized over 400 women and girls province-wide.
  • March 8 has been recognized as International Women’s Day around the world since 1977. The annual celebration highlights women’s economic, political and social achievements.
  • International Women’s Week 2014 runs from March 2 - 8.





Contact: Ashma Patel – 416-281-2787


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