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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, June 9, 2015


With You in her Corner She Will Thrive

Girls Inc. of York Region Announces 5th Annual Girls Awards


(Newmarket, ON) – Girls Incorporated of York Region today announced open nominations for the organizations 5th Annual Girls Awards.

Nominations for the awards, which honour and recognize outstanding young women in the community, are open to all girls in York Region and beyond.

“We are thrilled to announce open nominations for our 5th Annual Girls Awards,” says Lyn Thompson-Alcock, executive director of Girls Incorporated of York Region. “The awards give us an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of young women who display exemplary courage, spirit and leadership in their communities, schools and relationships.”

The 5th Annual Girls Inc. award nominations are open until June 15, 2015, and recognize young women in a number of categories:

The Michelle Lablond Leadership Award: Honours a girl who displays exemplary leadership skills.

The Mary Beatson Sportsmanship Award: Honours a girl who demonstrates courage, fair play and graciousness.

The Sharon Lusthaus Community Spirit Award: Honours a girl who demonstrates community spirit associated with gestures of good will.

The Lara Ryan Volunteer Award: Honours a girl who volunteers to improve the quality of life in her community, school and relationships.

The Sylvia Fisch Award of Valour: Honours a girl who displays courage, spirit and thoughtfulness.

The Robin Holloway Award of Excellence: Honours and recognizes a girl who demonstrates academic excellence and achievement.

With you in their corner, girls will fight for the bright future they deserve. By celebrating and recognizing the strengths and community spirit of young women in York Region and beyond, we can all inspire them to stand on their own two feet and be strong, smart and bold.

To learn more about the 5th Annual Girls Awards and to nominate an exceptional young woman in your community, visit Girls Inc. of York Region and submit your letter of recommendation by June 15th.

The 5th Annual Girls Awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 24th at the Girls Incorporated of York Region Annual General Meeting.

About Girls Incorporated of York Region.:
Girls Incorporated® of York Region is a non-profit youth organization that is dedicated to empowering girls and young women to seek the highest quality of life possible. The programs that we offer are designed to help girls develop to the fullest of their capacities in all areas of life. We actively strive to enhance confidence and self-esteem in girls and young women, while giving them the skills and tools they need in order to be empowered, productive and contributing members of society.

To learn more about the programs and services provided by Girls Inc., visit us online at

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For more information or to request an interview with Girls Incorporated of York Region please contact:

Kylie-Anne Doerner, PaperDoll Communications