Congratulations again to all those who helped to make this year’s Stittsville Appreciation Awards a success! All nominees and recipients were very well deserving. This year’s recipients included:
Youth Citizen of the Year: Caitlin Bauer
- This nominee emulates the perseverance, courage and compassion that not only make her a great leader but an extraordinary citizen of Stittsville.
- Chosen by her school’s Guidance counselors as an ideal Peer Mentor and Sources of Strength student leader, she actively models to both staff and fellow students the value of giving back to improve the lives of others through her participation and leadership in local and global initiatives such as “SleepOUT for Youth” and “Relay for Life” and even travelling as far as Nicaragua to lend her hand in building a school.
- She is a role model for youth and adults alike and her efforts and positive impact are felt throughout Stittsville, Ottawa and beyond.
Senior Citizen of the Year: Patricia Warford
- Every Tuesday for the past 15 years, this nominee has volunteered at the Stittsville Legion, setting up and cleaning tables and chairs in preparation for those who play cards
- President of the Stittsville Legion Board of Directors for the past 15 years, an active volunteer with the Food Bank for 6 years, volunteer tenant representative with the Goulbourn Non Profit Housing Corp for 18 years, and zone commander for the Stittsville Legion Ladies auxiliary for 12 years, this nominee makes volunteering a part of her life, constantly giving back to the Stittsville community.
- She leads by example and makes the greatest effort in ensuring that things are done right and kept in order. She is honest and ethical and inspires her fellow residents to create a better sense of well-being and health within our communities.
Business of the Year: The Stittsville Seniors’ Community by Revera
- This nominated business is comprised of an excellent staff of caring, thoughtful and respectful persons who are dedicated to helping their senior residents to enjoy healthy senior years while still contributing to the community.
- Raffles and activities held throughout the year help to raise funds for local charities while giving the senior residents an interesting activity to participate in, truly making residents feel at home
- From supporting local sports teams, catering free lunches in the Community and continuing to hire local students’ year after year, they are a responsible business that helps to give Stittsville a total, balanced society by caring for and keeping senior residents in the community. Staff foster a positive environment to give Stittsville the full spectrum of a community.
Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year: Barbara Bottriel
- This nominee is long time contributor to the Stittsville community, serving on the Parent Council at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in its early years and writing two books focused on Stittsville: including one about Mowoo, the deer that became a village pet and the other telling the history of Stittsville.
- In her role as president of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, she was involved in the Main Street Community Design Plan and she also was a leader in the battle to try to preserve the Bradley’s General Store building after its disastrous fire.
- She is an active member of the St. Thomas Anglican Church and her love of singing has also led her to become a promising member of the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus.
- Known as the heart and soul of the Historical Society for years, she is an acknowledged leader and inspires those around her to do more.
These biographies were presented to my office by the nominators. For the list of all nominees and their biographies, please click here.
Thank you to all nominees and nominators for participating in this community recognition event.