Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tonight is the night! Thanks to our sponsors for making it happen!

Thank you to all our sponsors who have helped make Diva Night happen. We truly thank you for the opportunity to honour some special women in the industry, provide travel grants to several female presenters, and foster a sense of community among women in the avalanche field.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thanks to the AAA, CAA and AIARE

Thanks to the American Avalanche Association, the Canadian Avalanche Association and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education for their support of Diva Night on September 30, 2014 in Banff! All of these organizations are strong supporters of women in the avalanche and snow science industry.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Venue Change: Diva Night now at the Dancing Sasquatch

Important note: VENUE CHANGE! Diva Night is moving to the Dancing Sasquatch, and we can't wait. Bring your RAD outfit for a night on the town! Join a gathering of female snow and avalanche professionals from around the world, and come honour and celebrate with the ISSW Avalanche Divas! Come to the Dancing Sasquatch in downtown Banff on Tuesday, September 30 to meet other women in the avalanche industry and help us celebrate colleagues who have made significant contributions to the community. A night of tapas, wine, dancing, great stories and SWAG. The fun starts at 7:00pm, and we'll let the guys join in once the dancing begins at 9:00pm. The event is open to avalanche professionals who are not attending ISSW. Tickets are available through bank transfer to avalanchedivas2014@gmail.com or at the door.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nominate a Diva by July 31!

The Avalanche Divas would like to ask for your input nominating honorees for the 2014 Divas Night event. Please nominate your friend and/or colleague for the 2014 event based on their contribution to the field of snow science and avalanche safety through research, mentorship, or leadership. The women selected will be honored at the Divas' Night so they must be attending the event. Please email your nominations to Emily Grady at egrady@avalancheassociation.ca by July 31, 2014.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Our Past Divas

At every Divas Night, we honour women who have made a big impact on the avalanche industry. Here are the past winners. Congratulations to all!

2013 Grenoble
Margarita Eglit, Oceane Vibert

2012 Anchorage
Penny Goddard, Florence Naaim
Tribute to Cora Shea and Alaskan Spirit Award to Kirsten Kremer

2010 Squaw Valley
Paoloa Dellavedova, Sylvia Forest, Jos Lang, Patty Morrison, Lori Zacaruk, 
Special Spouse Award to Doris Hendrickson

2009 Davos
Cécile Coléou, Nina Levy, Margherita Maggioni, Glòria Marti, Betty Sovilla

2008 Whistler
Lin Ballard, Mary Clayton, Margie Jamieson, Nancy Pfeiffer, Lynne Wolfe 

2006 Telluride
Betsy Armstrong, Patti Burnette, Jill Fredston, Fay Johnson, Janet Kellam, Sandy Kobrock, Evelyn Lees, Chris Pielmeier 

Do you have a notable woman to nominate? Please email Emily Grady

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cora Shea Memorial Fund - Deadline May 31

The Cora Shea Memorial Fund was established to provide modest financial assistance to women seeking to do snow or avalanche research and/or study towards professional practice in avalanche safety, education or forecasting. The fund offers up to two awards per year of CAD$750 in support of women of any nationality pursuing snow or avalanche science/research, or courses to advance their professional practice in avalanche education, avalanche safety, or forecasting. Travel and direct expenses for relevant conferences and courses are specifically included (like the International Snow Science Workshop 2014).

Those interested may send in an application to the Canadian Avalanche Foundation at info@avalanchefoundation.ca by May 31. For more information, please visit avalanche.ca/caf/programs/cora-shea-memorial-fund.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Divas' Night: Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Banff

We'd love to see you at Divas' Night at the 2014 International Snow Sciences Workshop in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Taking place on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm at the Aurora Nightclub, a cool $15.75 gets you tapas, drinks, music, stories, swag, and most importantly, a social evening with other women in the avalanche industry. Buy your tickets during the ISSW registration process or via email money transfer to avalanchedivas2014@gmail.com.