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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. 

2018 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 combined minimum of five years through at least two activities. Each nominee must have the support of two nominators.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 20, 2018. For more information please call 604-294-7290.

Nominate someone today!

2017 Local Heroes

Burnaby City Council honoured six community members as the 2017 Local Heroes this past October. Tazul Ali, Joe Gallo, Griovanna Lore, Delmer Rens, Daniella Revitt and Bernie Richter were recognized for their significant accomplishments and positive impacts they made in Burnaby.

2017 Local Heroes


  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Deadline for submission of nominations.
  • August 2018
    Council decision on annual Local Hero recipients.
  • October 1, 2018
    Presentation of recognition certificates to Local Heroes at Council meeting.