Welcome to the 14th annual Amazing Airdrie Women Awards

Story by Josie Randall

Spring 2024

Welcome to the 14th annual Amazing Airdrie Women celebration. We’ve got 22 pages of our spring issue dedicated to featuring 61 amazing women from ages 15 to 73.

When we started the awards in 2011, it was a way to create content that celebrated the everyday lives of women in our city. What we discovered over time (and you will definitely discover in these pages) is that their everyday lives are often extraordinary. From getting up every day fighting to breathe, to championing the causes nearest to their hearts, these women are simply amazing.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we now have 15 categories as it became obvious in the last year that there are just so many more ways we need recognize and celebrate women in our city. New this year are Amazing Legend, Coach, Rural Rep, Employee and Entrepreneur.

Award recipients are chosen through voting by our editorial team, our sponsors and our previous recipients. All in, that’s more than 100 people who can decide who receives the honour of being the 2024 Amazing Airdrie Women recipients. But we also like your input, too!

We now devote 40 per cent of the vote to readers, so please read about each woman and go to to cast your votes in each category. Deadline to vote is April 20, 2024.

It’s going to be an AMAZING NIGHT!

We will be taking over the Bert Church Theatre on May 4 in a pretty amazing way with a full-on party! We moved to a Saturday night to give everyone a chance to make it a special night. When you arrive, you can expect flowing complimentary prosecco (and mocktails), music to set the mood, an amazing graze table, our ever-popular paparazzi wall, and new this year there will be a Glam Station to touch up your look for the big night! We’ve also got special gifts for attendees to take home.

Amy Hef will grace our stage to perform. The Country Music Alberta Horizon Female Artist of the Year has Airdrie roots herself.

A first for us this year is the presentation of an Honorary Amazing Airdrie Woman award. Late last year, Leslie Horton, anchor with Global Calgary, went viral for her takedown of a rude and downright mean message she received from a viewer that attacked her appearance. Leslie’s reaction was honest and full of grace. Her reaction impressed me so much, we reached out to her and, much to our delight, she accepted. We look forward to hearing from Leslie at our gala.

This event could not happen without the support of so many amazing sponsors:

Airdrie Eyecare, Bluegrass Garden Centre, Brockway’s Automotive, Cream Lingerie, Davis Chev GMC Buick, Dental Hygiene Express, Dione Irwin Team, Excel Homes, Explosive Edge, FortisAlberta, Graphnix, GP Law, Illuminate Mortgage Group, Melcor, McKee Homes, Pharmasave on Centre, Pureform Radiology, QM Beauty, Superior Hearing, Test Tech, The Pink Wand, and Vitreous Glass.

So read on, cast your votes and get your tickets early — we are expecting a sell out!