Delores Macadam was the leader of the City of Ottawa Special Events team and newly developed Lansdowne Park. Her team drove all phases of design, planning, execution and evolution of over 1000 local, national and international events per year. She has 33 years experience in community planning and development at the municipal and provincial level. Delores managed the Corporate Volunteer program with a membership of approximately 4000 volunteers engaged in various City of Ottawa programs, and has managed many volunteer groups and governance committees for events such as the Winterlude Festival, World Junior Hockey, the 2012 Juno Awards, 2009 & 2010 Royal Visits, FIFA 2015, 2017 Mayor’s Task Force and the annual Canada Day celebration within 21 district Wards across Ottawa. Her work and passion involve engaging and developing economic & cultural richness across the City of Ottawa through civic engagement, policy standardization, and leadership/resource alignment. As Chair of Festival and Events Ontario (FEO), Delores worked closely with event leaders across the province with a goal promoting the value of event space and events to government leaders, designing educational programs for members to enhance their ability of creating an experience for event goers that is second to none on all levels. A key board member and educator with the International Festival and Event Association (IFEA) that includes teaching and mentoring students at the Executive Event Management School in West Virginia annually for the past 7 years. Algonquin College Education Committee member for the newly developed BBA Honors Degree in Entertainment, Sport and International Event Management (Ottawa, Ontario).