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Volunteer Recognition

Annual Volunteer Recognition Award

OSCA established an OSCA Volunteer Recognition Program consisting of two awards:

  • outstanding volunteer(s) of the year
  • outstanding lifetime volunteer(s)

To be awarded to individuals who make an exceptional contribution to the community of Old Ottawa South in support of the objectives of OSCA as defined in the bylaws.


David Bouse's Volunteer Philosophy

David Bouse's Volunteer Philosophy and Homage to Gardening

  1. To help plant the seeds of interest concerning one's community and how we can make it better
  2. To fertilize that interest within others; and
  3. to promote, encourage, and draw attention to the achievements of others as an aspect of planting seeds
(David says he is honoured to simply be part of Old Ottawa South's community volunteer team. He believes this award is for everyone on that team.--Editor)

Nominate an Outstanding Resident for the Order of Ottawa

Nominate an outstanding resident for the City’s new Order of Ottawa award.

The Order of Ottawa recognizes outstanding residents who have made significant contributions to the city through their professional accomplishments in any of the following areas: arts and culture, business, community service, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment, and in any other field that benefits Ottawa.


OOS Volunteer Awards Wall of Fame

This table is a summary of all the Old Ottawa South residents who have been recognized for their dedication to the community.


Chef John Taylor to Receive OSCA Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award

Chef John Taylor Serves up Winter Carnival FareAt the last OSCA Winter Carnival, when chilli reserves were running low, Old Ottawa South resident and well-known chef John Taylor offered to run up to his new restaurant, Taylor's Genuine Food and Wine Bar, and pull some soup together for us. Luckily more chilli did arrive...but Anne Marie Corbett and I looked at each other and at this man who has been so unbelievably giving over the past years...and we knew that we had to nominate him for an OSCA Lifetime Volunteer Award.


2009 Volunteer Award Winners

Outstanding Lifetime Volunteers Honoured

Two longtime Old Ottawa South volunteers were recognized at the OSCA Annual General Meeting in May, becoming the first recipients of the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Awards, part of the Association's newly established Volunteer Recognition Program.

David Bouse and Gary Lum were both awarded an Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer award for their many years of important contributions to our community.