Burnaby lights up City Hall to recognize community causes, occasions

Last updated: September 26, 2022

The City of Burnaby is extending its special occasion lighting program to also include Burnaby City Hall. Last December, the City installed advanced multi-coloured lighting along the BC Parkway between Willingdon and Imperial avenues, and began inviting illumination requests from the community. Recently, similar lighting was installed on City Hall, enabling the City to shine an even brighter light on causes, events and occasions that are important to Burnaby.

The first occasion to be recognized by the City Hall lights was the passing on September 8 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. City Hall was illuminated in an alternating red, white and blue colour scheme, reflecting the colours of the British flag. The next occasion to be recognized will be the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, when City Hall and the parkway will be lit up in orange starting September 26.

The new lighting technology allows City Hall and the BC Parkway to be lit up in a multitude of colours. Some illuminations will be initiated by the City – such as national or provincial holidays and occasions. Others may be requested by community groups and organizations whose causes or events are associated with a specific colour or colours. Illumination requests include both locations—not one or the other.

Community lighting requests will be considered for:

  • charitable causes, initiatives or events
  • arts and cultural celebrations
  • public awareness or fundraising campaigns
  • other issues of local importance in Burnaby

Learn more: Lighting Requests

Media Contact:
Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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