Volunteer MBC Celebrates Volunteers at 4th Annual V-Oscar Event

V-Oscars show with Mayor Allan Thompson
Written by Patti Foley

Volunteer MBC, the local Volunteer Centre serving Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon), is pleased to invite community service organization members, volunteers, friends and supporters to celebrate and recognize volunteers at their 4th Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Event. This year, the event will be held at Sagan Banquet Hall and Conference Center in Mississauga on April 11th 2019 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM.

Once a year, Volunteer MBC’s V-Oscars (Volunteer Recognition Awards) provides the opportunity to place the spotlight on outstanding individuals who dedicate their time to organizations throughout Peel. The event is also an occasion to recognize leaders of volunteers and organizations who engage volunteers to deliver vital programs and services benefiting those in need of them.

“For the past four months, the Volunteer MBC Events Committee and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the 2019 V-Oscars gala is an exciting and befitting tribute to volunteer award nominees and winners from throughout Peel.” says Jane Scognamillo, Chair of the Fund Development and Events Committee.

Each year, the event is held during National Volunteer Week and for 2019 this week long celebration takes place from April 7-13. During our V-Oscar event we will celebrate our volunteers by presenting 15 awards in 12 categories. In typical Oscar style, nominees will find out throughout the evening if they have won in their category. The prestigious Hazel McCallion Power of Giving Award is the only award where the winner is announced ahead of time. This year’s recipient is Dr. Mohamad Fakih from Paramount Foods for his outstanding, energetic spirit of generosity and determination to make a difference in the community at large.

“The V-Oscars originally started as a Volunteer breakfast celebration during our Annual General Meeting. To see it grow into a gala event of this magnitude, shows, more than ever, how important it is to provide high profile opportunities to recognize members of the volunteering community,” says Carine Strong, Executive Director of Volunteer MBC.

At Volunteer MBC we believe in the value of volunteers. Volunteerism lifts up our communities, strengthens social networks and nurtures skill development and self-esteem. Values which should be celebrated today and every day.

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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