Celebrating the good works that sustain us in hard times

    TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Wednesday, May 13, YWCA Toronto will host the
29th Annual Women of Distinction Awards, presented by Sun Life Financial. This
year, the annual fundraiser hopes to soften the recession's blow. 1300 guests
hope to raise $800,000 to support more than 26,000 women and their children
who need shelter, housing, support and employment assistance from YWCA

    Where:       Metro Toronto Convention Centre
                 North Building, Constitution Hall
                 255 Front St. W, Toronto

    Time:        4:30pm - Formal YWCA Group Photo set up
                 4:45pm Media interviews and photo opportunities
                 5:30pm - Photo Opp/Set up reel
                 6:30pm - Dinner and Awards

    This year's recipients in order of presentation

    6:40pm       Peggy Nash, Labour, presented by Towers Perrin

    6:50pm       Amy Go, Access & Opportunity, presented by Ernst & Young

    7pm          Angela Robertson, Social Change, presented by YWCA

    7:10pm       Beverley Wybrow, Community Leadership, presented by
                 TD Bank Financial Group

    8:40pm       Jessica Yee, Young Woman of Distinction, presented by CIBC

    8:50pm       Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, International Development, presented
                 by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

    9:00pm       Hilary Weston, YWCA President's Award, presented by Borden
                 Ladner Gervais LLP

    YWCA Toronto is our city's trusted association by, for and about women
and girls. YWCA offers over 40 programs across Toronto in the areas of housing
and support, girls' and family programs, employment and skills development and
advocacy. Visit www.womenofdistinction.ca to find out more about this year's

For further information:

For further information: Amanda Dale, Director, Advocacy and
Communications, (416) 961-8101 x350, Cell (416) 453-1916,

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