Time to think about just who Burlington's Best are.

News 100 redBy Staff

January 10th, 2019



City hall is inviting you to give thanks by nominating someone for a Burlington’s Best Award.

“A great way to show gratitude to a person or organization is to nominate them for a Burlington’s Best Award.

Burlington-Best-Header-847x254Do you know someone who has made contributions to the community, environment, arts, heritage or accessibility?

“Nominations for The Burlington’s Best Awards, formerly known as the Civic Recognition Awards, are now open for eight award categories. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2019.”

In the past few years the deadline for nominations has been extended because there weren’t that many nominations submitted.

The Burlington’s Best Awards is an awards program that honours Burlington’s most outstanding citizens. The winners in all categories are revealed at a celebration held in May of each year.

There are eight award categories:

Citizen of the Year
A person whose volunteer activity has made a significant and sustained contribution to the vibrancy and well-being of the Burlington community in 2018.

Junior Citizen of the Year
A youth, 14 to 18 years of age, who has made a significant contribution to the Burlington community in 2018.


Burlington’s Best for 2017 – nominations are now being received for 2018

Senior Person of the Year
A person, 55 years or older, who has advocated on behalf of seniors and/or made a significant contribution to the Burlington community in 2018.

Environmental Award
An individual or group that improved and/or protected Burlington’s environment in 2018.
• Arts Person of the Year
An individual who has contributed to the arts in Burlington as an artist, patron or advocate including, but not limited to, visual arts, media arts, musical arts, performing arts and literary arts in 2018.

Community Service Award
An individual or group whose volunteer activity has contributed to the betterment of the Burlington community in 2018.

Heritage Award
An individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the preservation of Burlington’s heritage, and has volunteered their time in an effort to support the preservation of Burlington’s heritage in 2018.

Burlington Best award

Examples of the art given to each of those selected as the BEST we have.

Accessibility Award
An individual, organization or business that has made significant contributions to increase access and participation of people with disabilities in the Burlington community in 2018.

Visit burlington.ca/best to nominate someone deserving of civic recognition for their hard work, compassion and dedication. Nomination forms can be completed online at burlington.ca/best or by picking up a nomination form at the Clerks Department in City Hall, 426 Brant St.

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