YWCA Hamilton Staff celebrate the holidays online with the help of special guest Terra Lightfoot

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It’s been a week of celebration and cheer at YWCA Hamilton as our staff came together to celebrate the season – virtually, of course!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we couldn’t hold our traditional, in-person holiday gathering this year – so instead, we held a week of online gatherings to help spread the good cheer to our talented and hardworking staff.

The week kicked off with an opening ceremony on Monday, where staff were entertained by a comedy routine and we held the first of our random staff gift card draws. Throughout the week, staff were also treated to an online dance class, daily raffle draws, and a guided stretch break.

Our holiday celebration culminated Thursday afternoon with a special Zoom concert by Juno- and Polaris-nominated (and Woman of Distinction nominated!) singer-songwriter, Terra Lightfoot. Terra has been a friend of YWCA Hamilton for several years and we’re so grateful that she shared her time and talent with our hardworking staff.

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting.
A screenshot of our virtual holiday concert with Terra Lightfoot (spot her in the top right!)

The week also included a celebration of our employees’ milestone years of service.
We’d like to recognize all of our employees below for their years of service at YWCA Hamilton:

Celebrating 5 Years of Service
Lydia James, Health and Wellness
Annette Hamm, Health and Wellness
Stefanie Rudzinski, Health and Wellness
David Howson-Jan, Central Administration
Maisie Raymond-Brown, Employment and Training
Kaitlyn Haalstra, Child and Youth Services
Elizabeth Castellanos, Child and Youth Services
Alexander Alemu, Developmental Services
Ashley Gardrie, Developmental Services
Samantha Barless, Developmental Services

Celebrating 10 Years of Service
Jennifer Gavin, Health and Wellness
Kelley Ladniak, Developmental Services
Denise Christopherson, CEO

Celebrating 15 Years of Service
Lindsay Leclerc, Developmental Services
Jonathan Costello, Developmental Services
Tabitha Hancock, Developmental Services

Celebrating 20 Years of Service
Neanette Atanas, Programs and Training

Celebrating 25 Years of Service
Tara Weiderick, Health and Wellness

Celebrating 30 Years of Service
Monica Osborne, Developmental Services
Farhina Syed, Developmental Services
Diane Abraham, Developmental Services
Corry Green, Developmental Services

Celebrating 35 Years of Service
Tracey Helwig, Developmental Services

Congratulations also to our raffle winners! From the entire team at YWCA Hamilton, we wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Celebrating Years of Service at YWCA Hamilton

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