Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission

Meet your Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission

The commission is authorized by council to manage and develop all aspects of the City's parks, recreation and cultural properties and services, and to act as the community’s liaison to our Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Department. Together with PRC, the commission ensures our recreational and cultural facilities and parklands meet the needs of our community and provide a balanced and enjoyable program of parks, recreational and cultural services.

Our Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission is made up of 9 members—including 2 council representatives and a dynamic group of 7 volunteers who are committed to working on behalf of Burnaby residents.

Our commission members:

  • Sav Dhaliwal

    Chair & Council Representative

  • Leaf Alifu

  • Hillary Bergshoeff

  • Gary Cheng

  • Stace Dayment

  • Robin Dhir

  • Rainy Kent

    Deputy Chair

  • Claire Preston

  • James Wang

    Council Representative

2023 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are open to the public and are held once a month, generally on the second Tuesday at 5 pm, with some exceptions throughout the year. Here's our schedule for the rest of the year:

Date Location
January 10, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions
February 14, 2023 Confederation Community Centre
4585 Albert Street, Burnaby | Directions
March 14, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions
April 11, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions
May 9, 2023 Christine Sinclair Community Centre
3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby | Directions
June 13, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions
July 11, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions
September 12, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions
October 10, 2023 Rosemary Brown Arena
10th Avenue, Burnaby | Directions
November 14, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions
December 5, 2023 City Hall Council Chambers
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby | Directions

Commission meetings

Commission meetings are open to the public. During these meetings, public delegations are heard, correspondence is received and reports are presented by staff. Members then discuss the issues raised, debate and vote. Regular commission meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers. Community commission meetings are held in various neighbourhoods, followed by a question-and-answer period along with coffee and a chance to chat with the commissioners.

Delegations to commission meetings

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission may hear 2 delegations per commission meeting. Each delegation is given ten minutes to make their presentation. Then the commission members may ask questions or comment on the information presented.

Delegations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the 2-delegation limit is met, additional requests are put forward to the next available commission meeting.

Request to appear as a delegation

Contact us

Please direct any inquiries with regard to appearing at the commission meeting to:

Attn: Commission Secretary
Legislative Services
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2

Phone: 604-294-7290
Email: [email protected]

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