Photo collage of anniversaries and awards from the 2018 Big Shout Out Ceremony

It’s the biggest day of the year for the ‘who’s who’ of BBBSO. The Big Shout Out annual awards celebration is our opportunity to celebrate our mentoring relationships as well as recognize our volunteers and partners. Thank you to everyone who attended the celebration and awards ceremony this year on April 30th, 2019!

Congratulations once again to the following award recipients:

BBBSO Gratitude Award ~ Chris Rhone
CISCO Community Volunteer of the Year Award ~ Brian Hepburn
CISCO School of the Year Award ~ St. Daniel Catholic School
CISCO Outstanding School Liaison of the Year Awards ~ Kellie Scrim, Sandra Troccolli-Roik, Jade Sullivan
CISCO Outstanding Community Liaison of the Year Award ~ Amanda Wilson
CISCO Group Program Mentor of the Year Awards ~ Omar Van
CISCO Outstanding Placement Student Award ~ Megan Ferguson
Lois Allen Mentor of the Year Award ~ Candace Anderson
Norm McEwen In-School Mentor of Year Award ~ Paul Campbell
Start Something Big! Award ~ Morguard
Pay It Forward Awards ~ Ariana , Dawson, Emmett, Jeffrey, Precious , Jemma, Isaiah

Photo collage of anniversaries and awards from the 2018 Big Shout Out Ceremony

Picture: from L to R – Our first-year anniversary matches, winner of the Start Something Big! Award: St. Laurent presented by Melissa Lamb (left) to Carrie Irvine (right), and our Cisco Community Volunteer of the Year Award presented to Brian Hepburn (second from right) by Mayor Jim Watson (left) and Cisco representatives, Paul Dubas and Louis Senecal.

Special thank you to our emcees: Big Brian, Little Emmett, and to our award presenters: Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Ottawa Catholic School Board Trustee Glen Armstrong, Tracy MacAuly, James Sliter, Lois Allen, Melissa Lamb and the Conversation Club youth for closing the night with an amazing African Dance interactive performance!

We would also like to thank Starbucks for donating the coffee.

View the full gallery of pictures here.