At YMCA Vancouver (Canada), Amanda Tapping (Col. Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, Dr. Helen Magnus in Sanctuary) has been nominated for the Women of Distinction Award for 2010. In conjunction with that nomination, YMCA Vancouver is also sponsoring Connecting the Community Award. Cast your vote!
At YMCA Vancouver:
The nominees have selected one of these YWCA program areas and explained why she chose it (please follow the link for the complete list of nominees):
* Early learning and care for children
* Reducing child poverty
* Safe and affordable housing
* Healthy choices for youth
* Preventing violence against women
The nominee with the most votes will receive the Connecting the Community award. The recipient will be announced at the Awards event on June 1 and Scotiabank will designate $10,000 to the YWCA program area that she chose.
Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus (Sanctuary)
* Voters can vote once per day
* Starting May 21 at noon the results page will be hidden
* Voting ends May 28 at noon
At 2010 Nominees - Arts, Culture and Design, Amanda Tapping's information:
Through her passionate and very real portrayal of strong female characters, Amanda has inspired countless women both in and out of the television industry. She mentors women both informally and formally through WIFT-V’s Flash Forward. She was recently awarded Women in Film’s “Woman of Vision” Award. Amanda spent a record-breaking and award-winning 12 years starring as Samantha Carter in Stargate: SG1 and the popular spinoff Stargate: Atlantis. Following on the heels of that success, Amanda took on the role of lead actor and Executive Producer in the television series Sanctuary. This creative visionary was recently inspired to launch her own charitable foundation, Sanctuary for Kids that supports local and international charities providing vital aid to children and youth in crisis.
Connecting the Community Award quote:
"Through our foundation, Sanctuary for Kids, I have seen first hand what an enormous difference we can make by supporting families in need. I choose to support YWCA's reducing child poverty initiatives because there is nothing more important than giving all children a fair chance at a healthy and rewarding life. Absolutely everyone deserves that."