The Antigone Foundation and Antigone Magazine would like to congratulate their founder, editor and Executive Director Amanda Reaume for winning the 2008 YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award. The 25th Annual YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards were presented May 26, 2008 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. The Women of Distinction Awards honours inspiring women from across the Lower Mainland. The award recipient in each category has distinguished herself by contributing to the community and demonstrating exemplary leadership.

UBC graduate student Amanda Reaume was honoured by the award: “It is so gratifying to be recognized for the work that you do in the community and to be recognized for it by such a wonderful organization as the YWCA. The best part of receiving the award was being able to highlight the work the Antigone Foundation is doing.”

Antigone Magazine’s Associate Editor Kaitlin Blanchard congratulates Reaume, “Antigone Magazine and the Antigone Foundation would like to applaud Amanda Reaume on her award. Since the founding of Antigone Magazine in 2006, she has been an inspiring leader. We are thrilled that she has been recognized for her groundbreaking work.”

Reaume founded Antigone Magazine, a national semi-annual magazine about women, politics, women in politics and the politics of being a woman, in 2006. Under Amanda’s leadership, Antigone Magazine interviewed women like Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell. At only 23, Amanda is currently the volunteer executive director of the Antigone Foundation, a non-profit organization that she founded that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics. For more information about Antigone Magazine or to subscribe for only $12 see http://www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com or e-mail antigonemagazine@hotmail.com.

The Young Woman of Distinction Award is presented to an exceptional young woman aged 18-25 who demonstrates leadership, maturity and compassion. Through her commitment to a cause or pursuit of a personal dream, this young woman has shown perseverance, innovation and a keen understanding of community issues. For more information about the YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards, visit http://www.ywcavan.org/distinction or contact Communications Coordinator Sondi Bruner at 604-895-5767 or sbruner@ywcavan.org.

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