Say Hello Burnaby (Say goodbye to 2020)

The “Say Hello” gala presented by the Burnaby Primary Care Network, provides an opportunity for businesses and other organizations and members of the community to come together to celebrate the start of a new year a message of hope and a challenge for our community to take up.

When:   Thursday, January 28, 2021
7:00 p.m via zoom (or other online option)

Say Hello – a simple message that can be spread through signage in businesses, public buildings, social media and schools is intended to encourage that connection, and also act as a catalyst for critical conversations – around isolation and its impacts and around the causes that exist today and have existed long before the pandemic came along.

The event will focus on launching the campaign and also act as a fundraiser to help folks in Burnaby to overcome isolation. In this new world, the primary way that all of us connect is through technology. But many of our most isolated – seniors, the homeless and newcomers and immigrant families – don’t have the tech they need. Everything raised from ticket sales and fundraising at the event will go toward getting the right tech into the hands of people who need it most – seniors who are home and alone, immigrant families who may have one computer for work, school and social connection for a family of eight, homeless who can’t access supports any other way. Anything beyond our $10,000 target will be donated to the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser for the Society to End Homelessness.

Gala Program
The Gala will be a mix of ‘big room’ entertainment’ and many, many opportunities to meet and have fun in smaller rooms.

Become a Say Hello host

  • Purchase bulk tickets for distribution to staff and patrons
  • Promote the event with instore signage and online messaging


  • Tickets will be available for all at $10 each, with full family tickets at $25.00 – tax receipts will be available for full family tickets and for any ticket orders over $20.00
  • Businesses and organizations can purchase blocks of tickets for distribution to their patrons and staff (tax receipts are available)

Silent Auction
We’re seeking donations (value of $50 to $250) for the silent auction, as a well as two or three larger prizes, one that will be auctioned live, the other two that will be raffled at the end of the event.

For group tickets sales and If you or your business are interested in this opportunity please contact

The Say Hello campaign is being launched by the Burnaby Primary Care Networks COVID 19 Response Social Isolation Working Group with the support of the City of Burnaby, Tourism Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade as part of its developing Overcoming Social Isolation Strategy in Burnaby. For more information on the Burnaby PCN COVID 19 Response work and the clinical and social supports available in the City please visit