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Local Heroes are nominated by the citizens of Burnaby. To be eligible, candidates must be an active volunteer in Burnaby for at least five years in a minimum of two different activities.

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.

Nominate a Local Hero

The next nomination period opens in the spring of 2021. Watch for details online, at community facilities and in the Burnaby Now.

Meet Our 2019 Local Heroes

Six outstanding citizens have been named Local Heroes by the Burnaby City Council, recognizing the immense contributions they have made to their community.

2019 Local Heroes

Pictured (left to right): Councillor Pietro Calendino, Councillor Joe Keithley, Kathy Richardson, Sameer Aslami, Mayor Mike Hurley, Dianne Stevenson, Mary Gates, Councillor Sav Dhaliwal, Marianne Buesink, Councillor Dan Johnston and Councillor Colleen Jordan. Not Pictured: Donna Short.

Submit A Nomination

Check back in the spring of 2021 for details.