Hakam Bhaloo Appointed to Burnaby Public Library’s Board of Trustees

Mayor Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, has appointed Hakam Bhaloo to the Board of Trustees of Burnaby Public Library. Hakam has been a long time volunteer in the Ismaili community as well as with the City of Burnaby, serving in several capacities for over 45 years:

  • Community Advisory Board of Directors for PNE [Pacific National Exhibition] 5 years
  • Family Court & Youth Justice 6 ½ years
  • Social Issues Committee 6 years
  • Burnaby Arts Council 12 years
  • Leadership Vancouver involvement in Aboriginal and Community Issues, Education, Fundraising, GVRD, Health, Infrastructure, Justice and Youth Issues.
  • World Partnership Walk Fundraising Coordinator


  • Award of Excellence for Community Service in 2006
  • Nominated for Order of British Columbia in 2005
  • Burnaby Local Hero Award in 2004 by Mayor Derek Corrigan
  • Government of Canada “International Year of the Volunteers” Award in 2001
  • Nominated for Burnaby’s “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” Award in 1992 by Mayor Bill Copeland
  • Long Service (10 years) Award and Outstanding Achievement Certificate from the Provincial Scout House
  • His Highness the Aga Khan Silver Jubilee Medal (1982)
  • Burnaby Centennial Award
  • Canada 125 Award

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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