News

Lumby's Kineshanko named Woman of the Year

Joanne Kineshanko is the 2014 Woman of the Year. - Red Door Photographic
Joanne Kineshanko is the 2014 Woman of the Year.
— image credit: Red Door Photographic

A Lumby resident has been named Woman of the Year.

Joanne Kineshanko was named this year's recipient of the honour during a gala hosted by Vernon Women In Business Thursday.

She thanked her family and especially her mother for, "being an amazing role model who raised me to give back."

Owner of Kineshanko Logging, Kineshanko is a former mayor of Lumby and Regional District of North Okanagan director.

Among the organizations she has been involved in are Canadian Women In Timber, the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre and the Interior Logging Association.

She is a director with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and was co-chairperson of the Tower of Care fundraising campaign, which raised $7 million for equipment at the new Polson Tower at VJH.

Also nominated for Woman of the Year were Margit Schratter,  Patti Wood, Coleen Noel and Beth Marks.

Look for more details in Sunday's Morning Star.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. Assessment set to take your home’s photo
 
Sunday celebrated with free sundaes
 
Trains will roll, whenever
UPDATE: RCMP confirm family connection in fatal accident, but not releasing names
 
Ten-year sentence in cross-border drug case
 
Paint Prince Rupert organizer receives BC Achievement Award.
BC Ferries to cut routes and senior discount, test slot machines between Island-Lower Mainland
 
Changes on stream for Sicamous
 
Candidates cover familiar ground at forum

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.