Thank you to everyone who tuned-in for our live 2021 Alumni Awards of Excellence "Late-Night Talk Show Edition" broadcast that took place on April 15, 2021. And congratulations to our five inspiring award recipients. If you missed it, we welcome you to view a recording of the event below.

Hosted by Mo Amir, host of the podcast This is VANCOLOUR, the unique awards broadcast includes an opening monologue, musical performance and inspirational discussion with our incredible Award recipients.

2021 Alumni Awards of Excellence recipients

Each of our 2021 award recipients demonstrate the positive impact they have made within their communities by being the first to act. Learn more about them below.

David Vertesi is the recipient of this year's Unified Award.

David Vertesi is the recipient of this year's Unified Award. Learn more about singer-songwriter and arts advocate David Vertesi as he shares his thoughts on the power of art to make social change in the community on Capsule Stories.

Juvarya Veltkamp is the winner of the 2021 Luminous Award.

Juvarya Veltkamp is the recipient of this year's Luminous Award.

A leader in sustainability, Juvarya Veltkamp is a role model for those in the pursuit of making change. Read more about her story and how we all can make a difference for a better future on Capsule Stories.

Orene Askew is the winner of the 2021 Enduring Award.

Orene Askew is the recipient of this year's Enduring Award.

Orene Askew inspires others to pursue their dreams by being themselves. Known around the city as "DJ O Show" she shares her story of music, leadership and culture on Capsule Stories.

Michele Ross is the recipient of this year's Confident Award.

Michèle Ross is the recipient of this year's Confident Award. 

Michèle Ross is a trailblazer in her profession and educates the community on the importance of paralegals. Learn more about Michèle in her Capsule Stories Alumni Q&A

Sean Aiken is the recipient of the 2021 Alumni Awards of Excellence Creative Award.

Sean Aiken is the recipient of this year's Creative Award.

Sean found a creative way to answer life's question, what are you passionate about? Find out the answer in his Capsule Stories Alumni Q&A.

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