September 12, 2017
Grace Thompson’s dedication to her community will be forever recognized going forward when a room at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library is named in her honour at a special ceremony next month.
While the naming ceremony is still about a month away, Stittsville residents who want to attend the naming ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., are being asked to RSVP by Sep. 22 by contacting [email protected] as space will be limited at the event.
Thompson was a local historian, author, and philanthropist.
She was the first secretary-treasurer of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society, was a founding member of the Stittsville Women’s Institute and the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, and was a member of the original steering committee that led to the formation of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society.
Thompson was also one of the first volunteers at the Stittsville Public Library when it first opened back in 1973, and she continued volunteering into the 1980s.
The Commemorative Naming Ceremony for the dedication of a room at the Stittsville library branch in honour of Thompson will be held at the library, which is located at 1637 Stittsville Main Street.