The Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award

Launched by the UBCP/ACTRA Women’s Committee, the “Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award” is annually presented to a UBCP/ACTRA Member whose work as a Performer and/or beyond, embodies the type of accomplishments that advance the status of women in our society and encourage the continued growth and diversification of opportunities for women.

Year       Recipient

2023 – Susan Hogan
2021 – Candus Churchill
2020 – Catherine Lough Haggquist
2019 – Lesley Ewen
2018 – Jennifer Clement
2017 – Veena Sood
2016 – Joy Coghill
2015 – Marny Eng
2014 – Gabrielle Rose
2013 – Carmen Moore
2012 – Carol Whiteman
2011 – Carmen Aguirre
2010 – Marilyn Norry
2009 – Margo Kane

International Women’s Day Honoree

The UBCP Women’s Committee identified as a matter of policy that criterion for selection of an honouree includes that the honouree be a living, working member of UBCP / ACTRA, and that she have a demonstrable history of giving back to the union, the industry, and causes of social justice.

Year       Recipient

2023 – Bonnie Hay
2022 – Brenda M. Crichlow
2021 – Zandara Kennedy and Sabrina Prada
2020 – Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
2019 – Valerie Sing Turner
2018 – Linda Darlow
2017 – Deanne Henry
2016 – Donna Yamamoto
2015 – Anna Hagan
2014 – Nicole Oliver
2013 – Catherine Lough Haggquist
2012 – Christine Willes
2011 – Joyce Robbins and Jacqueline Robbins