ASH Volunteer of the Year 2005-2006

Lena Creedy

Lena Creedy has made her home in Sandy Hill in 1986, and the community is much richer for her presence. Lena was the driving force behind in establishment of the Rideau Street Redevelopment Working Group. The Group’s diverse membership (including citizens, retailers, other business owners, architects and urban development specialists) was a testament to her commitment to bringing all stakeholders to the table, in a spirit of cooperation, so that so all stakeholders can have a say and see benefit in their efforts.

Lena succeeded in getting our area councilors to chair the Working Group (first Madeleine Meilleur and subsequently Georges Bedard), which greatly enhanced its deliberations and profile. The Working Group formulated the Uptown Rideau Design Plan, which, after public consultations, was adopted by the City of Ottawa “Uptown Rideau”, from Rideau Street east of King Edward to the Rideau River.

Lena Creedy’s contributions go beyond Sandy Hill, including the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group, the International Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) House and Garden Tour and as a volunteer guide at the National Gallery of Canada.