The Woman of the Year 2010 Award Recipient
2010 Woman of the Year Award Winner is The Hon. Eleni Bakopanos
The Hon. Eleni Bakopanos
The 2010 Woman of the Year luncheon took place on Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Mount Stephen Club, 1440 rue Drummond (St. Catherine).
Woman of the Year committee received several excellent submissions for the MCW annual award. All contenders are outstanding women who have contributed in various ways and means, towards the improvement in the quality of life for women and our society. The decision was very difficult as all candidates are well-deserving.
We are delighted and honored to have the Honorable Eleni Bakopanos, PC, former Member of Parliament, Senior Director of Government Relations at McGill University, as the MCW Woman of the Year for 2010. Congratulations Eleni!
The Honorable Eleni Bakopanos has accomplished so much and has made a difference in our society. She is the first Greek born woman to have been elected to Parliament and has dedicated her life and career to the advancement of women, especially women from Montreal's ethnic communities. Eleni is Senior Director of Government Relations at McGill University and former Member of Parliament.
The theme for 2010 competition of WOTY is public service. The women nominated this year have worked in public service and on issues that impact women's lives. The candidate had to have contributed to the community and portrayed the following:
Press Release: Click on link Woman of the Year Award's Ceremony
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Program: See the Program for Ceremony
Awards Ceremony Program for Woman of the Year 2010 Gala Luncheon
MC & Host: CTV's Tarah Schwartz
On the Piano: Cheryl Braganza, 2008 MCW Woman of the Year recipient
Date: Friday, December 3, 2010
Place: Mount Stephen Club, 1440 rue Drummond (St. Catherine) Tel: 514-849-7338
Time: 11:30 am Reception & Open Cash Bar in Foyer; 12:15 pm Welcome in Dining Room; 12:30 pm Lunch; 1:30 pm Award Presentation; 2:00 pm Door Prizes
Special Presentation to Sophie Economides, Co-founder of the Woman of the Year Award (1986)
Among the 150+ guests: Honorary President of the Montreal Council of Women, the Hon. Senator Lucie Pepin (unable to attend); the Hon. Marlene Jennings, MP; Theodora Samiotis, Westmount Municipal Councilor; Mary Deros, City of Montreal Municipal Councillor; Sophie Economides, Hon. Vice-President, Lifetime Member and found Member of the Montreal Woman of the Year; Mair Verthuy, Founding Member of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute in Montreal and recipient of the Governor General's Award for Persons Case; Sandra Cohen-Rose, Past President and recent Chair person of the International Art Deco convention held in Montreal; Ella Amir, Executive Director of A.M.I. Quebec; Dr. Mildred L. Burns, writer and recipient of the 2001 Governor General's Award for Persons Case; former Woman of the Year Award recipients including Pearl Eliadis, Cheryl Braganza, Dr. Eleanor Beattie, Shirley Gyles, Georgie Crawford, Beverly Townsend, Lorine Besel, Sophie Economides, Sheila Zittrer plus many other exceptional women.
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