The Hidden Hero Award was started in 2017 as part of our Canada 150 celebration. I had the privilege of publicly acknowledging 20 hidden heroes from Vancouver Quadra each year between 2017 and 2019, and 25 heroes in 2020 – recognizing the extra efforts being made in response to the pandemic. This local volunteer recognition event has inspired and encouraged more and more volunteers to continue contributing to our society!
I invite you to help us celebrate the people in our community who quietly give back and whose hard work and good deeds often go unrecognized. Tell us who in your organization or neighbourhood has not received the recognition you think they deserve for their volunteer contributions.
Is it someone who year after year cleans our beaches and parks or restores salmon to a stream? Someone who consistently lends their time to help youth? Perhaps you are aware of someone actively engaged with invigorating our community, or is continuing to help others through the pandemic, or supporting the less fortunate in other places? No matter what their cause, we want to hear their story!
We will be accepting nominations from May 8th though July 15th, 2021. Nominations will be reviewed by a non-partisan selection committee and we will announce and celebrate your local Hidden Heroes in early September (in person I hope!) I look forward to the occasion to thank them for their dedication to our community.
Submitting a nomination is easy! Please click here to complete the form to share your reasons for nominating your Hidden Hero from Vancouver Quadra. If you have any questions please reach out to our office, or email Ying Zhou at [email protected].