Local author and business owner Blaise Hunter won the Influencer Award at the 2020 Women of Inspiration Awards ceremony on Nov. 14. (Photo courtesy of Blaise Hunter)
The Canadian Press
MEDICINE HAT – A Medicine Hat woman was named one of the most inspiring people in the country this past weekend.
Medicine Hat author and business owner Blaise Hunter was named winner of a 2020 Women of Inspiration Award. This year she brought home the Influence Award for her work with her Heroine Movement.
“I have friends here locally and we held a small little party and celebrated with my family,” said Hunter. “Everything was different because of COVID this year, so I actually got mailed my award a few days before the ceremony.
“This was such a surprise for me and I’m glad it was able to happen.”
Hunter is the owner of Blaise the Trail Inc, which helps people make their dreams become reality. She can assist people with their voice, books and brands. She is the founder of the not-for-profit Footprints of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Support Initiative.
“I’m so honoured – this is incredible,” she said. “It’s been a hard go to continue with everything going on this year, but I’ve stayed in the ring and this is extra rewarding.
“This is such a great feeling, but this isn’t about elevating me, it’s about elevating the message that I’m putting out there.
“Women should breathe fire.”
The gala was held over the weekend for the sixth time, celebrating more than 150 women around the county.
According to a press release from Hunter, the Influencer Award is presented to the woman who has a global vision coupled with a contagious message to share with the world.
Hunter says she plans on starting another book in the near future.
“The driver of my first book was to help me heal, and the story has resonated with so many people,” she said. “I definitely would like to write another book.”
More information on Hunter and her work can be found at http://www.blaisehunter.com
By Mo Cranker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter/Medicine Hat News