It’s our annual celebration of the “who’s who” of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.
The Big Shout Out awards celebration is our opportunity to celebrate our mentoring relationships and recognize our community of supporters.
It was wonderful to be back in person at Ben Franklin Place for the 2021 Big Shout Out Awards on May 2, 2022.
Photos by Matt Stewart Photos
Congratulations to our 2021 winners!
Start Something Big! Award ~ TD Bank Group
Lois Allen Mentor of the Year Award (Ottawa) ~ Sam Armstrong
Lois Allen Mentor of the Year Award (Renfrew County) ~ Jennnifer Austin
Pay It Forward Awards ~ Jemma, Jeremy, Josh, Maya, Ella, Owen
Gratitude Award (Ottawa) ~ Gabriel de Varennes of De Varennes Real Estate Group
Gratitude Award (Renfrew County) ~ Pembroke Business Improvement Area
Norm McEwen In-School Mentor of Year Award ~ Katiana Pocklington
Community Volunteer of the Year Award ~ Tiffany Tambeau
School of the Year Award ~ St. Cecelia
Outstanding School Liaison of the Year Awards ~ Ruth Peddle, St. Luke (Barrhaven); Kim Shiau, Vincent Massey; Christina McRae, Alta Vista Elementary School; Ruth McNulty, St, Joe’s Calabogie School
Outstanding Placement Student Award (Ottawa) ~ Rachel Hiemstra
Outstanding Placement Student Award (Renfrew County) ~ Napatsie Lucassie
Special thank you to our hosts Brian Hepburn and Little Emmett and award presenters: Mark Zekulin, BBBSO Board Chair; Keith Egli, BBBSO Vice-Chair; Emily Villeneuve, BBBSO Past Chair; Tom D’Amico, Director of Education at the Ottawa Catholic School Board; Susan Ingram, BBBSO Executive Director; Mary Jane Manley, BBBSO Supporter; and BBBSO staff members Christine Gillard, Stephanie Chretien-Gaudreau, Monique Flocco, Amanda Wilson, and Olivia Rebelo.