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Devoted, enthusiastic, and committed – three words used to describe the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Kelly McKibbin as she was recently honoured with a United Way Community Builder Award.

On Wednesday, April 26th, Laurence Wall from CBC Radio comically interrupted a staff meeting held in a packed OCSB boardroom to present Kelly with her well-earned award. Appropriately presented during National Volunteer Week, Kelly was celebrated for the many ways she serves to make her community a brighter and better place.

In 2016, Kelly co-chaired the OCSB’s United Way campaign where she worked tirelessly and collaboratively with a campaign team of almost 100 to raise over $524,000. Thanks in no small part to the motivating work of Kelly and her team, the campaign reached an impressive 80% participation rate among 4,000+ OCSB employees.

Kelly has also been the driving force behind her family’s commitment as a summer host family for Waupoos Farm. She embodies the Waupoos theme for everyone who supports the farm: Pray, Work, Play. Whether she’s collecting materials and planning meaningful activities for guests, or coming up with fun and creative ways for guests to get the most out of their Waupoos Farm experience, you can count on Kelly to put her heart and soul into her work to ensure everyone has the best time possible.

The Community Builder Award program recognizes individuals who work tirelessly, passionately and collaboratively to make Ottawa a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. Kelly’s name will be permanently added to the Wall of Inspiration, located at City Hall and the revealing of the 2017 plaque of award-winners will be in March 2018.

Congratulations, Kelly on your well-earned award!

“Kelly McKibbin is one of those people that always says ‘yes’ to any volunteer activity. Once she says ‘yes’ what you get is the commitment of a uniquely devoted, enthusiastic, professional and kind volunteer.”

Laurence Wall

CBC Radio

Jordan Todd

Jordan Todd works on contract in the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Communications Department. He graduated from Carleton University’s Journalism Program in 2015 and creates content for the OCSB Blog and other social media platforms.


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