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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. 


Check back for more information on future nomination opportunities.

2018 Local Heroes

At its October 1, 2018 meeting, Burnaby City Council honoured three Burnaby community members as its 2018 Local Heroes. They were recognized for their significant accomplishments and the positive impacts that they have made towards the city and citizens of Burnaby.

2017 Local Heroes

Pictured (left to right): Councillor James Wang, Councillor Pietro Calendino, Jake Anthony (accepting on behalf of his mother, Susan Anthony), Jane Lee, Mayor Derek Corrigan, Rosemary Cooke, Councillor Paul McDonell, Councillor Colleen Jordan, Councillor Nick Volkow, Councillor Dan Johnston, and Councillor Sav Dhaliwal.


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