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Local Heroes

LogoEvery year since 2007, the City has identified and recognized Local Heroes. These individuals are of diverse interests and backgrounds who give back to their community in a wide variety of ways. Examples of activities include volunteering for a local agency or community school, coaching a local sports team, or helping recent immigrants settle into the community. Priority is given to recognizing nominees who have contributed to the community for over five years through a minimum of two activities. The nomination process is launched in the spring of each year and advertised at community facilities and in local newspapers. 

2015 Local Heroes - Call for Nominations!

The City is seeking nominations for Local Heroes – people who have made outstanding contributions to community well-being in Burnaby. All people living, working or participating in Burnaby are eligible for recognition. Priority will be given to nominees who have contributed to the community for a minimum of five years through a minimum of two activities. Each nominee must have the support of two nominators.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, May 8, 2015. For more information please call 604-294-7290. Nominate someone today!

2014 Local Heroes

At its October 20, 2014 meeting, Burnaby City Council honoured ten Burnaby community members as our 2014 Local Heroes. They were recognized for their significant accomplishments and the positive impacts they have made on the city and citizens of Burnaby.

2014 Local Heroes

Timeline:

  • Friday, May 8, 2015
    Deadline for submission of nominations.
  • June 2015
    Assessment of nominations by the Social Issues Committee.
  • September 2015
    Council decision on annual Local Hero recipients, based on recommendations from the Social Issues Committee.
  • October 2015
    Presentation of recognition certificates to Local Heroes at Council meeting.