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Outstanding Citizen of the Year

Help us find Burnaby’s most outstanding citizen

We’re looking for Burnaby’s most outstanding citizen — a local leader who has helped build Burnaby into a world-class place to live. Think you might know a volunteer who fits the bill? Submit your nominations by February 21, and they might just be the next recipient of the Kushiro Cup.

What makes an outstanding citizen?

Past winners of the Kushiro Cup come from diverse backgrounds, but all share the common values of leadership, service and community.

Burnaby’s most outstanding citizens are not just volunteers — they are community leaders who have contributed an extraordinary amount of their time and energy to cultural, recreational or other non-elected civic activities.

Past winners include Laida Falsetto (2018), a Byrne Creek Secondary School teacher who helped mentor new refugee students, and Douglas Corson (2017), a dedicated volunteer who has contributed countless hours to the Burnaby Citizens’ Crime Watch Program. Learn more about their stories here »

How to submit your nomination

To be considered for the Kushiro Cup, nominees must be Burnaby residents. A resume of each candidate must be supplied as well as the names and contact information of two nominators.

Nominations accepted until February 21, 2020

Online: Nominate the Outstanding Citizen of the Year
Fax: 604-294-7537
Mail: Office of the City Clerk
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2

History of the Kushiro Cup

The Kushiro Cup has been presented to Burnaby’s most outstanding citizen every year since 1982, when the cup was presented to the City of Burnaby by its Sister City, Kushiro, Japan.


  • February 21, 2020
    Deadline for nominations.
  • March 23, 2020
    Burnaby's 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year is announced.
2015 Clk Kushiro Cup History
City of Kushiro, Japan