Regina – YWCA Regina is thrilled to announce that celebrated Canadian comedian, author, and mental health advocate, Jessica Holmes, will be speaking at the 2019 Nutrien Women of Distinction Awards Gala. Jessica’s hilarious take on life’s challenges and devotion to helping others live well is sure to keep the Gala’s audience entertained on May 2, 2019.

Jessica Holmes has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. Her productions have earned her a “Platinum Award” at the Worldfest International Film Festival and nominations for Gemini Awards, and she has appeared at Just for Laughs and continues to perform comedy across Canada. Jessica is also known for her work in films, including Mooseport, Citizen Duane, and Moonpoint, and every year you can meet her new characters on the Air Farce New Year’s Eve special.

“Jessica Holmes is a favourite among Canadian households,” says YWCA Regina CEO, Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen. “Her presence at YWCA Regina’s 2019 Nutrien Women of Distinction Awards Gala will amplify women’s voices and provide opportunities for women to be inspired.”

The Nutrien Women of Distinction Awards highlight the diverse accomplishments of women from communities all across Southern Saskatchewan. This year’s addition of a keynote speaker continues the tradition of celebrating women, while at the same time raises crucial funds for programming and services that are made available to vulnerable women and families in our community.

“As our largest fundraiser of the year, we rely on the Women of Distinction Awards to continue serving and supporting women and families,” continues Coomber-Bendtsen. “Last year, YWCA Regina turned away over 3000 folks due to a lack of space and resources. Our goal is to expand our reach and continue providing the life-changing services that the YWCA is known for.”

Tickets for the 38th Annual Nutrien Women of Distinction Awards taking place on May 2, 2019 are on sale now! To purchase your ticket or a table of 8, please visit https://womenofdistinctionregina.com/tickets/.

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