Local Heroes

We celebrate our heroes

The Local Heroes Award recognizes Burnaby residents who have made a positive difference in our community by giving their time as volunteers. This award acknowledges their selflessness, dedication and commitment to doing good every day and making our city a better place. Examples may include volunteering for a local agency or community school, coaching a local sports team, or helping recent immigrants settle into our community.

Application criteria

Candidates must:

  • Live, work or participate in Burnaby and can be from any age group or background.
  • Have contributed to the community for a combined minimum of 5 years through at least 2 volunteer activities.
  • Have the support of at least 2 nominators to be considered.


Nominations are now closed. Check back here in 2023 for updates.

2021 Local Heroes

City Council recognized five exceptional citizens as Local Heroes for their immense contributions to our community. 

Pictured (left to right): Eric Berkefeld, Teresa Rasquinha, Rory Tennant, Raymond M. Chow, MStJ, Winnie Cheung.

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