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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. 

2016 Local Heroes

Nominations for Local Hero Awards are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2017 for more information.

2015 Local Heroes

At its October 5, 2015 meeting, Burnaby City Council honoured eight Burnaby community members at its 2015 Local Heroes. They were recognized for their significant accomplishments and the positive impacts they have made towards the city and citizens of Burnaby.

2015 Local Heroes


  • Sunday, April 24, 2016
    Deadline for submission of nominations.
  • June 2016
    Assessment of nominations by the Social Planning Committee.
  • September 2016
    Council decision on annual Local Hero recipients, based on recommendations from the Social Planning Committee.
  • October 17, 2016
    Presentation of recognition certificates to Local Heroes at Council meeting.