I am pleased to invite you to attend the unveiling of the Kathy Ablett Room in the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre on Thursday February 13 at 5:30pm.
This will be a great day with members of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, staff and Trustees, local community leaders, members of the Ablett Family, Mayor Watson and myself.
Light refreshments to follow the ceremony.
Kathy Ablett (Ward 16 – River)
In recognition of her exceptional contribution to the Catholic School Board and Hunt Club Community, the City of Ottawa received a proposal to name the seniors room in the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre, the Kathy Ablett Room. Kathy Ablett began her professional life as a registered nurse in a family practice office in the Riverside Mall on Ridgewood Avenue.
While her children attended Holy Family School, Kathy organized parent-teacher activities, such as dances and fairs. Her increasing involvement in Board-related activities ultimately led to her election as a Catholic School Board Trustee, where she served for 27 years. Mrs. Ablett was also an active member in her community, serving as the President of the Hunt Club Community Association, Vice-Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board, and President of the Family Practice Nurses Group. In 2009, Trustee Ablett was honoured with the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association Award of Merit for her exceptional service to Catholic Education.
She received the Success by Six award from United Way Ottawa, in recognition of her efforts to provide education opportunities for young children. This commemorative naming proposal seeks to recognize Kathy Ablett’s exceptional service and dedication to the Catholic School Board and Hunt Club community.
Mrs. Ablett passed away in May 2018.