The Catholic Women's League of Canada

Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council

EYanikAwd form in MS Word format)|

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council, the Elsie Yanik Award was initiated (in 1997) to commemorate the leadership and ministry/service of Elsie Yanik to the Catholic community in the diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. 


In memoriam: Elsie Yanik (+Nov27/16) |
| Fort McMurray Today article | McMurray Métis article & video |
Memorial Mass (Mon. Dec12/16 @2pm) / sympathy cards for Elsie
details via St. Paul Parish in Fort McMurray


  1. This award shall be presented annually, if applicable, at the discretion of members of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council Awards Committee, which consists of the President, President-Elect, Spiritual Development Chairperson, and Spiritual Advisor.
  2. The recipient shall be a CWL member living in Alberta Mackenzie.
  3. This honorary award shall consist of an individual plaque presented to the recipient; and a permanent plaque, which is inscribed with the names of all recipients.  The permanent plaque shall be kept with the recipient’s council for display purposes until the following provincial convention.
  4. Nomination of a member must be submitted by a Parish or Diocesan Council.
  5. Deadline for submissions shall be December 31 of each year.
  6. The Committee shall notify the recipient by February 15.
  7. The recipient shall have her transportation, registration, room, and meals paid to attend the annual provincial convention to receive the award.

  Criteria for Eligibility
The nominee must:

1.    be a League member in good standing (has paid her membership fee in the current year);
2.    portray a leadership role;
3.    have demonstrated a commitment to ministry/service in an area or areas of need in a parish or community.

(Revised February 2004)
Instructions: highlight, copy-and-paste into a word processor document; then fill in and e-mail or mail to CWL ABMK Provincial Council representative.
OR, use the EYanikAward form (MS Word format).

The Catholic Women's League of Canada
Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council

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The Catholic Women’s League of Canada

Nomination of a CWL member:



Nominee’s Parish Council:

Nominating Parish/Diocesan Council President:

Address of Nominating Council President:


Current year membership of nominee is paid    Yes / No
***************************************************************** Type(s) of Ministry/Service: _________________________________________________
Describe the ministry/service, why and when it was started, the role of the nominee, and the length of her participation.
    ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________ Signature of nominating Council President:

Comments of President: 

____________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________     ____________________________________________________
Signature of nominating Council Spiritual Advisor:


Date: ______________________________________

Forward to CWL Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council before December 31

Send to: Chairperson, Spiritual Development Standing Committee
               CWL Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council
(check roster or contact <cwlabmk[at]> for mailing address)

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