This week, the 9th Annual Stittsville Appreciation Awards were held at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.
Each year, I am thrilled to recognize our outstanding community volunteers for all that they do to make Stittsville what we are.
For those of you who do not know, the Stittsville Appreciation Awards are an opportunity to shine some light on an individual or group within Stittsville that has helped to make a difference in our lives.
Nominations are opened to the public in mid-late February and on the night of the Awards presentation, four recipients are recognized as: Business of the Year, Youth Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, and the Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year in honour of an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation.
I would like to thank all of this year’s nominees and recipients for taking the time to participate in this annual tradition and for sharing their stories of community building to inspire others.
I would also like to thank Mayor Watson for taking the time to join us at the Awards, the nominators for taking the time to recognize these achievements, those in attendance, John Brummell for being our official photographer, Mia Hamer – our National Anthem singer, and my office team for their hard work in ensuring that the event was successful and enjoyable for all.
This year’s nominees and recipients were:
- Youth Citizen of the Year – Caitlin Bauer (winner), Shayna Douglas, Matt Smart, Sam Spriggs, Katie Xu, and Jack Fan
- Senior Citizen of the Year – Patricia Warford (winner), and the Knotty Knitters
- Business of the Year – The Stittsville Seniors’ Community by Revera (winner), Quitters Coffee, Rona, and U-Rock Music School
- Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year – Barbara Bottriel (winner), Janice Leblanc, and Heather Strachan
I am incredibly proud to bear witness to and honour our incredible community volunteers each year.
Having events such as these is important to recognizing the small acts of kindness that truly make Stittsville a community. Although there are only four award recipients, we are all winners for benefitting from such loving and caring neighbours.
Stittsville truly is the home of Champions. Thank you.