A Prince George woman is a semi-finalist for Walmart’s Mom of the Year contest. Jolene Paquette is one of twenty mothers across the country who have been short listed. She says at first she had to laugh when her best friend nominated her.

The main reason for Paquette’s nomination was a community birthday party she held for her 12 year old autistic son. Voting for the top six finalists goes until July 4th at www.momoftheyear.ca.