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Business and Professional Women - BPW Canada

Page Contents: National AGM 2009BC AGM 2009Ontario Conference 2009CSW 2008 National Convention 2008BC Conference 2008Ontario Conference 2008Quebec Conference 2008Relaunch Saguenay 2008National AGM 2007

National AGM 2009 - Toronto, ON

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Dormer Ellis, BPW Toronto (second from right) and Mavis Carlton, BPW Bowmanville (right) were honoured for being long-time Friends of BPW International. From left, Jill Worobec, Regional Coordinator for North America and the Non-Spanish speaking countries of the Caribbean; Gabriella Canonica, BPWI 1st Vice-president and Liz Benham, BPWI President.

 

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The Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Helena Guergis (centre) was a surprise visitor at the luncheon on Saturday. With Ms Guergis is BPW Canada President Sue Calhoun (left) and Lia Robinson, Young BPW V-P.

Linda Middaugh (left) from the group Canadians in Support of Afghanistan Women was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. BPW Brampton president Barbara Hore presented Linda with a donation from her club, which held a “Breaking Bread for Women in Afghanistan” event. www.breakingbreadforwomen.com

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British Columbia Provincial AGM 2009- Kamloops, BC

Doris Hall, National 1st VP attended the BC Provincial AGM in May 2009. Click here to read her report.

BC AGM 2009

Jill Worobec (Regional Coordinator for North Americal), Doris Hall, Connie Friesen (Provincial President of BC)

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Ontario Provincial Conference 2009 - Sault Ste Marie, ON

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Carol Kollar, Provincial President - Teresa Habs, Provincial First Vice-President - Carol Wrightman,
Central Ontario District Director - Cheryl Belshaw, Barrie President - Sandra Franke, Barrie Past President
- Barb Wetmore, Barrie Membership Committee - Vi Andersen BPW Canada Vice President -
Sue Calhoun, BPW Canada President.

 

 

 

Membership Trophy - Barrie

Wrightman 20 years service

Carol Kollar, Barb Wetmore, Sue Calhoun, Cheryl Belshaw
BPW Barrie receiving Membership Trophy
Carol Kollar, Carol Wrightman, Sue Calhoun - Carol Wrightman receiving her 20 year pin

 

 

BPW Canada members attended the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in early 2008.

1st Vice-Président Sue Calhoun; BPWI President Chonchanok Viravan; BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson, and Vi Andersen, President of BPW Virtual
1st Vice-Président Sue Calhoun; BPWI President Chonchanok Viravan; BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson, and Vi Andersen, President of BPW Virtual
The BPW Canada delegation with Mme Carolyn McAskie, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations (in red).
1st Vice-Président Sue Calhoun; BPWI President Chonchanok Viravan; BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson, and Vi Andersen, President of BPW Virtual
Fran, Sue et Vi with Liz Benham (right), 2nd Vice-President of BPWI et Monica McNeill, Regional Director of the North Amercian Non-Spanish Speaking Countries, BPWI
The BPW Canada delegation with Mme Carolyn McAskie, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations (in red).

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National Convention 2008 - Winnipeg, MB

 

Incoming BPW Executive
National Executive with Provincial Presidents
The incoming BPW Canada executive with BPWI President Chonchanok Viravan (far right). From left, BPWI 2nd Vice-president Liz Benham from New York; Outgoing BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson (BPW Trenton & District); Incoming BPW Canada President Sue Calhoun (BPW Southeast NB); 1st Vice-president Doris Hall (BPW London); Vice-president Vi Andersen (BPW Virtual); Vice-president Joan Macklin (BPW Montreal); Secretary Olga Gil (BPW Brampton) and Treasurer Lynn Johnston (BPW Winnipeg).

The incoming BPW Canada executive with BPWI President Chonchanok Viravan and provincial presidents: Manon Sirois-Boudreau (in red, NB); Colleen Allan (in green, MB); Julie Leclerc (white shawl, PQ); Connie Friesen (behind Sue Calhoun, BC) and Carol Kollar, ON (hidden).

 

 

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Long Term Service Pins
Sharon Selkirk (left, BPW Sault-Ste-Marie) was nominated by BPW Canada for the prestigious Lena Madesin Phillips Award, the mandate of which is to recognize an individual BPW member who makes a significant contribution to the development of BPW at the international level and/or to improve the status of women with the leadership and dedication inspired by Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips, the founder of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International). With Sharon is BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson (right) and Immediate Past President Darla Campbell.

Many members received their long-term service pins. From left, Monica McNeill, Region Coordinator for BPW North America and Non Spanish Speaking countries; Fran Donaldson, outgoing BPW Canada President; Joan Currie Marchand, BPW Saskatoon receiving her 40-year pin (Joan is also a Life Member) and Chonchanok (Nok) Viravan, BPW International President.

 

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BC 2008 Provincial Conference

Provincial President Barb Ezart addresses the conference. After six years, Barb is stepping down as BC Provincial President.
Outgoing Provincial President Barb Ezart (right) hands over the gavel to Incoming President Connie Friessen.

 

Ontario Provincial Conference was held in June 2008

Outgoing provincial president Karin Gorgerat; outgoing Immediate past president Sheila Crook and Incoming provincial president Carol Kollar.
BPW Ontario's newly-elected executive. From left, Laura Noble, Norma Yau, Pat Dowling, Linda Davis, Patricia Murray, Kim Beatty, Teresa Habs, Incoming Ontario Provincial President Carol Kollar and outgoing Ontario President Karin Gorgerat.

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Québec Provincial Conference, held in June 2008 in St-Félicien, Québec.

Chrystine Fortin, BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson, Incoming Québec Provincial President Julie Leclerc, Jacinthe Côté, Loraine Lussier, Outgoing Québec Provincial President Joan Macklin and Hélène Vézina.
Incoming Québec Provincial President Julie Leclerc (left) with Outgoing Québec Provincial President Joan Macklin

 

Re-launch of BPW Saguenay 2008

BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson

BPW Canada President Fran Donaldson was keynote speaker at a recent re-launch of the BPW Saguenay Club. BPW Saguenay has launched a major membership drive, and is receiving support from its sister clubs in Canada. Also shown in photo, BPW Saguenay President Germaine Bolduc (centre) and Quebec Provincial President Joan Macklin.

 

BPW Canada's 2007 AGM - Montreal.

The following greetings were received from our BPW International Federation president:

2007 General Meeting

Report from BPWI President Chonchanok (Nok) Viravan: "It’s a pleasure for me to send this message for BPW Canada’s Annual General Meeting in July 2007. As 2007 is the year when BPW International celebrates its 60th anniversary of holding Consultative Status to the United Nations, I would like to thank BPW Canada for decades of contribution to help improve the status of women." Read the full message (pdf).

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