Carol Johnston is one of the six amazing ladies from the town of Olds who are among the 48 total Women of Excellence Award nominees this year. Johnston is nominated in the Arts, Culture & Heritage category. She has been involved for years in the community with the Olds & District Kiwanis Music Festival along with the Olds Kiwanis Performing Arts Society.
The Red Deer & District Community Foundation revealed the nominees for the 13th annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 5th.
Carol Johnston from Olds has been nominated in the Arts, Culture & Heritage category.
She loves music and says it is a privledge to be nominated.
Johnston served a couple of stints on the board for the Olds & District Kiwanis Music Festival plus she is in her 11th year as the booking coordinator and secretary for the Olds Kiwanis Performing Arts Society.
She explains why she volunteers.
The other 5 nominees from Olds are:
Joy Cavin along with Andrea Hawiuk in Community Building.
Valerie Norman in Education and Training.
Dr. Jody Carrington in Health and Wellness.
Along with Raelynn Notley in the Human Services category.
Johnston says it is wonderful to see so many nominees from the town of Olds.
The Women of Excellence Awards Gala will take place on June 13th and it will be held this year via a Zoom video conference.
Johnston says it is disappointing they won't be able to be there in person but doing it virtually is just fine. She feels it will still accomplish what it set out to do, which is to recognize the amazing ladies of Central Alberta.
(Photo via RDDCF)