Awards & Scholorships

Nominations for Honorary Member

The purpose of this designation is to recognize long term service to the Society. Nominees must exhibit outstanding contributions to the Society on and/or off stage, must have at least 20 consecutive years as a member and must have served at least three two year terms as an Executive Member and must have been involved in numerous productions in any capacity.

Nominations for the Dave Milligan Recognition Award

Dave Milligan was a member of the VOS for many years. He was Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, a Dancer, Performer and worked crew for many shows. Davey died suddenly in 2002 and VOS wanted to do something to recognize this amazing man. The purpose of the Dave Milligan Volunteer Recognition Award is to recognize outstanding volunteers during the previous season (July to June). The qualities we look for are: Outstanding contribution to the Society on and/or off stage, always willing to help, positive representative of the VOS, always there when needed.

Nominations for VOS Student Scholarships

Every year, VOS awards one or more scholarships of $500 each to students demonstrating talent in the field of drama, musical theatre or backstage production including lighting, costume and set design, construction, make-up, stage management or other areas of stage craft. The scholarships will be awarded to applicants of the minimum age of 17 years who reside within the Capital Regional District and are entering a post-secondary program in music, dance or theatre. Email or call the office for an application form.

Please Note:

Any member may recommend and put forward another member’s name with written justification for the Executive’s consideration. Nomination deadline is Friday, June 16, 2017, 5 pm. Please phone 250-381-1021 for more information. The winning applications will be selected by a committee whose decision is final. The Executive will review all nominations and selections will be announced at the AGM in September. Please note, individuals cannot receive the award two years in a row. Email nominations to, or by regular mail to: 10, 744 Fairview Road, Victoria, BC V9A 5T9.