Awards event honours female community leaders

NANAIMO – Women's Heart and Soul awards take place Saturday (Oct. 1) at Nanaimo Golf Club.

Thirty-five women from across Vancouver Island have been nominated by their peers for being leaders in their community.

The Women’s Heart and Soul Awards have been collecting nominations since April to recognize women across Vancouver Island at the Saturday (Oct. 1) awards event.

The Women’s Heart and Soul Awards focuses on the passion that women have for their commitments, whether in business, coaching, mentorship, community leadership or activism.

The awards have five categories and nominations are now being reviewed. The announcement of winners in each category will happen at the Heart and Soul XPO Saturday at the Nanaimo Golf Club.

The Heart and Soul XPO is a full day for professional development for women and nominees, with nine speakers addressing different aspects of female leadership.

The keynote speaker is Leah Goldstein, a world kickboxing champion, former Israeli commando instructor, and Ultra Endurance cyclist.

This will be her first time speaking to a Vancouver Island audience and she will be sharing her inspirational and powerful story of overcoming obstacles.

For tickets, please visit www.womensheartandsoul.ca.

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