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Citizens' Plaza Pavers

Official Dedication and Unveiling of the New Commemorative Paving Stones at Citizens' Plaza

Saturday, September 15, 2018  | 1-3pm
Citizens' Plaza at the Courtyard of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way)

A public ceremony with music and entertainment in the plaza starting at 12pm. Recognizing the:

2016 & 2017 Kushiro Cup Recipients - Citizen of the Year
2016 & 2017 Inductees to Burnaby Business Hall of Fame
2016 & 2017 Inductees to Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame

Please note: there will not be a City Hall open house this year. Thank you for understanding.

An Important Location in Our City

Using personalized paving stones, the plaza recognizes and honours individuals, groups and businesses that make our community the very special place it is. It is a creative commemoration to local people's and business' distinctive connections to Burnaby. The plaza features 2,001 paving stones, more than 840 of which are now personalized. Each one honours a very special person or community memory. Every personalized paver in the plaza is an important link to our City’s proud heritage and the individuals, businesses, organizations and events that have contributed to Burnaby’s growth and our tremendous sense of place and pride.

Citizens' Plaza was created in 2001 by Mayor Doug Drummond. It is a creative commemoration to the connections of local people and businesses to Burnaby. To create the Plaza, the courtyard at Burnaby City Hall was renovated to become a place of special community interest. They serve as a reminder to all of us about how to build a truly great city.

Citizens PLaza Pavers

Purchase a Personalized Paver for Citizens' Plaza and Raise Funds for Local Registered Charities and Non-Profit Groups

Each individual concrete paver measures approximately nine inches square and costs $100 (with $50 covering production costs and $50 going to the local registered charity or non-profit group of your choice). Up to five lines of suitable text, with up to 18 characters on each line, can be used to tell your story. With a paver, you can:

  • Honour a friend, relative, organization or someone admired
  • Share a brief quotation of special words of inspiration
  • Remember a loved one who has fond memories of Burnaby
  • Commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of a Burnaby business
  • Display your family or organization's name, simply because it has a memorable connection to Burnaby

Who's involved in the Purchase of Citizens' Plaza Personalized Pavers?

Individuals, families, neighbours, club members, sports teams, service organizations, classmates, co-workers and businesses are all invited to contribute memorable, celebratory messages to Citizens' Plaza.

Pavers are still available for purchase from the City.

Contact Us

Planning Department
planning@burnaby.ca
Phone: 604-294-7400
Fax: 604-294-7220
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2 | Map

  • Outstanding Citizen of the Year - Kushiro Cup

    Kushiro CupMoreNominations closed March 5, 2018