Mayor Jim Watson, with Councillors Matthew Luloff and Stephen Blais, presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Lynne Stacey at City Council today, in recognition of her dedication to her community and volunteering.

Ms. Stacey has been heavily involved in her Queenswood Heights neighbourhood since she moved there in 1977. She has been a pianist at Queenswood United Church for the past 40 years. Her love of music led her to organize the Cumberland Community Singers in 1992 and the Cross Town Youth Chorus in 1997. She also organized the Cumberland Sunshine Singers, who visit seniors’ residences and created the Orléans Choirfest, an annual event that has run for 33 years.

Ms. Stacey has been active in other aspects of her community too. She has been a Girl Guides leader for 40 years. She was a founding member of the Navan Curling Club. She has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 11 years and works with the Ottawa Rotary Club. She teaches swimming classes to people with cancer and physiotherapy clients. In 2007, she was awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for her volunteer work.