March 8, 2021 - UPDATE
To women everywhere - our thoughts are with you today on International Women's Day, March 8.  IWD is an annual event recognized by the United Nations, for the 110th year in 2021. Here's a good summary to learn more (including an answer to the question - is there an International Men's Day?)
Join us at Guelph Wellington's event today honouring four additional Women of Distinction in our community. 
February 27, 2021

This year's Guelph Y "Women of Distinction" recognition is a scaled back event but going ahead for the 25th year, in a new partnership with Innovation Guelph for a fabulous International Women's Day celebration on March 8, 2021.

We could not be more proud of these Rotarians from our club who will be honoured during the virtual celebration.

  • Cyndy Moffat Forsyth (Member RCOG)
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Zadjlik (Member RCOG)
  • Charlotte A.B. Yates (Hon. Member RCOG)

Get your tickets here  for $29 and receive access to the online marketplace of female entrepreneurs and a fabulous celebration of women in our community!


  • Cyndy Moffat Forsyth - Inaugural Director for the Integrated Youth Services Network in Guelph and Wellington County, advocating for youth mental health and the implementation of services and programs to proactively serve youth in our community. 
  • Charlotte A.B. Yates - President of the University of Guelph, known for her research and expertise in the automotive industry, labour issues and public policy. 
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik - family physician and regional HIV Specialist, founder of Bracelet of Hope, sharing factual pandemic information through social media backed with science and experience. 
  • KWEEN - leader of Guelph BLM Protest and the Executive Director and Community Engagement Coordinator for Guelph Black Heritage, advocating for our BIPOC community and the rights of African and Caribbean people.
One to Watch: Genevieve Sutherns - co-founder of the Guelph Box at only 19  years old, donating 5% of proceeds to local charities.
Turning Point Award: Victoria Harris - TAPPs program participants for 4.5 years, Mom of 2 and full time student.