Volunteer MBC is thrilled to announce the Virtual V-Oscars presented by Maritime Ontario, which will be streamed live on June 17 at 7 pm and hosted by UN Women Canadian Delegate, TV host, peace and human rights activist Urz Heer. In addition to the notable award nominees and presenters, this prestigious volunteer recognition awards event for Peel will also feature acclaimed artists such as Lamoi Simmonds, Ori Dagan, and performer groups from danceShala and Clarkson Music Theatre. Tickets to this online event are free at voscars.volunteermbc.org.

“Many great stars of our community are honouring the volunteers that have really stepped up during this pandemic, their family, friends, workplace teams, and our supporters,” notes Carine Strong, Volunteer MBC’s Executive Director. “This year’s edition, themed Star Power, has more volunteer nominees, sponsors and top-class performers than ever in our decade-plus yearly celebration; a truly stellar night not to be missed, inclusive and free for all!”

Beloved community leader Jake Dheer will be honoured with the Hazel McCallion Power of Giving Award, sponsored by Brampton Brick Ltd. Maritime Ontario returns as Title Sponsor and is joined by KMA Consultants Inc as Event Sponsor, Macmaster GM as Entertainment Sponsor, and Alphavima Technologies as COVID-19 Stars Sponsor. All nominees will receive official nominee medals supported by Nadine Melrose.

Volunteer MBC, your local volunteer centre, fuels purposeful connections between thousands of Peel residents and hundreds of community service organizations to respond to our community’s most pressing social issues. For more info and to see the full list of 2021 V-Oscars nominees, nominating organizations, award categories and sponsors, please visit volunteermbc.org, our social media sites, or contact event lead Rucsandra Saulean at media@volunteermbc.org or 647.203.5158.