Rachel Braithwaite nominated for WOD Award

Congratulations to Rachel Braithwaite on being nominated for a YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction — Courage of COVID Award!

It was an honour to nominate Braithwaite in the Community Champion category, for the excellent work she does in the Barton Village community. You can read more about Braithwaite in Paul Wilson’s 2019 article.

Launched in 1975 as the Status of Women committee’s Woman of the Year Awards, the YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards celebrate the achievements of Hamilton women. This year’s awards honour the women who showed exceptional courage in the face of COVID-19. The WOD awards gala — held virtually for 2021 — is the main fundraiser for YWCA Hamilton.

Photo: Cathie Coward, Dec. 2020

Paul Wilson: Rachel Braithwaite, executive director of the Barton Village BIA, has seen a renaissance along the street with new businesses like Emerald Coffee Co. popping up alongside older established ones. Photo: Barry Gray
Rachel Braithwaite, Executive Director of the Barton Village BIA, when she was interviewed by Paul Wilson in 2019. Photo: Barry Gray.