Yesterday, November 17th, I had the pleasure of joining the Stittsville Village Association’s 15th Annual General Meeting.
The meeting devoted discussions to creating an age-friendly community within Stittsville with special guest speaker, Bonnie Schroeder, director of Age Friendly Ottawa, as well as an overview of the current development projects ongoing within our ward. Other guest speakers included Maria Friis of the West Ottawa Resource Centre, Sue Liko of from Focus on Seniors, Murray Jackson and Allan Jackson of the Hazeldean Gardens, and Christine Forget from Wellings of Stittsville.
Hélène Rivest received the first ever Volunteer of the Year Award for her dedicated commitment to such community groups as the Goulbourn Museum, the Stittsville Food Bank, the Stittsville Village Association, the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, the Richmond Agricultural Society, the Rotary Club of Stittsville, the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society, the Royal Canadian Legion, Ottawa Race Weekend, Big Sisters, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Hélène, our heartiest congratulations on your award.
Congratulations go to Tanya Hein, who was re-elected as President of the Association, as well as Glen Gower who was re-elected as Vice-President, Phil Sweetnam who will be taking the role of Past President, and all of the returning Directors at Large.
I would like to take a moment to congratulate the Stittsville Village Association as a whole for fifteen terrific years of helping to represent the community. Working both independently on community events and together with my office in sharing community voices, the SVA has proven to play a key role in our community and I am certain that this milestone will only add momentum in that respect.