The Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year is presented to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation. This special award is named after the late Roger Griffiths, best described as an outstanding citizen of Goulbourn. He served as a township councillor from 1977 to 1978 and again from 1982 to 1988. He was also a president of the Stittsville Legion for five terms and was a captain in the Stittsville Volunteer Fire Department. He died in 1988.
You see her face, but may not know her. Tanya Hein is the face behind so many of Stittsville’s activities. Her leadership is noteworthy when guiding and preserving our community’s character.
For fourteen years, Tanya has been a leader with the Stittsville Village Association, taking the lead on organizing both the Parade of Lights and Canada Day.
She is a regular volunteer with the Goulbourn Museum as a member of the board of directors, as well as a volunteer with her Neighbourhood Watch. Tanya is a parent representative at A. Lorne Cassidy Public School, and a volunteer with the Stocking Project and more recently, with the Crabapple Blossom Festival.
Tanya has also spent significant time volunteering as a Big Sister and quilting for Victoria’s quilts.
Kelly Graham, granddaughter of Roger Griffiths, presented the memorial citizen of the year award to Tanya.
Tanya has made Stittsville that much richer for sharing her time, talents and generosity with us.
The other nominees whose names were put forth to receive this award were: Michelle Carroll; Barry Gray; Alexia Jimenez; Dave Lee; and Theresa Qadri.
All of the nominees are incredible people who, because of their volunteerism, make Stittsville the remarkable community it is.
There were more awards handed out — find out more in another article.