Inducted in 2003
Thérèse St-Onge (CFEE) recently retired from the National Capital Commission, as the Senior Program Manager of Events and Celebrations. She has occupied several assignments at the National Capital Commission, becoming the Senior Project Manager for Canada Day celebrations from 1984 to 1987 and then, from 1987 to 1989, for Winterlude. From 1989 to 1990, she was Project Director for the planning of the 125th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. In 1992, she was the coordinator of a rejuvenated alpine ski centre on National Capital Commission lands, and then as Senior Analyst for the Public Liaison for the Constitutional Affairs during the Canadian constitutional crisis.
Thérèse has been an active IFEA member since 1984. In 1988, she was Director of the IFEA conference held in Ottawa.
In October 2002, Thérèse received the Commemorative Medal for the Queen’s Jubilee recognizing her outstanding career in the programming of national events and her networking contribution, thus positioning the National Capital Commission on the international scene.
In January 2003, Thérèse was elected Chairwoman of the IFEA’s Board of Directors, the first non U.S. chair in its 50 years of history.