The VOscars is a highlight of the year for the city’s volunteers and non-profits. The event celebrates Ottawa’s vibrant volunteer community and gives special recognition to those individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
The 2018 VOscars will be held on the evening of April 19th at Ottawa City Hall and will be hosted by well-known Ottawa media personality Dylan Black.
Tickets to the VOscars are available at a cost of $90.00. Tables of 8 are available for purchase at a discounted cost of $630. Click here to purchase tickets
|6:30 – 7:30||Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres|
|7:30 – 8:15||Welcome remarks|
|Performance by OrKidstra|
|Presentation of Awards|
|8:15 – 8:30||Break|
|8:30 – 9:15||Presentation of Awards|
|Presentation Lifetime Achievement Award|
Every year VO presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to an outstanding Ottawa citizen who has devoted her/his life to giving back to the community. Previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include:
2011 – Max Keeping
2012 – Lawrence Greenspon
2013 – Grete Hale
2014 – Barbara McInnes
2015 – Jim Durrell
2016 – Coralie Lalonde
2017 – Dave Smith
VO is pleased to be presenting this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to James McCracken, dedicated volunteer and community builder. His exceptional contributions to community service, education and health care in the region embodies the principles of volunteerism and the spirit of giving back to the community.
A raffle and silent auction are coming to the 2018 VOscars. Both will begin taking ticket purchases/bids in advance of the event and will end at the event at 9:00 pm. Raffle tickets begin now. The on-line auction will begin April 9th.
Painting – Acrylic on Canvas – 24”X 36”
Donated by: Award winning artist Peter Colbert
Peter Colbert is an artist who is collected world-wide. Capturing the spirit and essence of a subject, reducing something complex to its simplest form, is what he pursues and finds to be most interesting. He is determined to pursue colour and composition before subject matter and detail, and he has become known for his powerful, sweeping style.
Colbert has exhibited in more than 25 solo, group shows and exhibitions and has won numerous awards for his efforts.
Click here to purchase tickets ($5 ticket/$10 3 tickets)
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All raffle and auction bid revenue will go directly to support the promotion of volunteerism in the Ottawa Valley through Volunteer Ottawa's programs and services.
By sponsoring the VOscars corporations and businesses will be both supporting the cause of volunteerism and contributing to the causes of hundreds of non-profits and charities in the Ottawa region who rely on volunteers to achieve their missions – whether it is helping children in need, the disadvantaged, the homeless, people with disabilities or any number of causes that are represented in the city.
If you would like more information on Sponsorship, contact Suzanne Seebach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s VOscars Awards include:
This Award is given to an individual or group of individuals that best exemplifies the spirit of volunteering in Ottawa.
Nominees in this category are young people in the community who have made a significant contribution through their volunteer efforts.
This Award is given to a senior citizen who has made a meaningful impact in the community through their volunteer efforts.
Nominees in this category are corporations and businesses that demonstrate social responsibility practices by supporting volunteering among its employees.
This Award is given to a non-profit organization in the Ottawa region that has built a successful, thriving volunteer program based on effective volunteer management principles and practices.