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Awards and Accolades

  • Receipient of a 2009 Facility Excellence Award from the BC Recreation & Parks Association
  • December 2009 - Awarded Gold LEED status


"On behalf of SGI Canada and SGI Vancouver Island, I would like to thank you for all your help and services offered by the Burnside Gorge Community Centre. We have been using your facility for the past several years and are always grateful with the commitment of staff to assist us in having a bright, clean well maintained facility to have our monthly meetings.

"You have accommodated all of our yearly rentals, additional unscheduled rental dates and rentals of audio-visual equipment and I also wish to express our thanks for your ability to accommodate our organization especially on short notice.

"I look forward to our continued relationship with BGCC."

Kim Moyer
Soka Gakkai Iinternational Association of Canada 
March 2014


"I looked all over the city to find a location where we could have our staff BBQ. We needed to make sure we had an indoor space in case of rain as well as a good outdoor space to BBQ and play games and sports if the weather was nice. I am so happy we found your Community Campus location! It perfectly suited our needs.  Your staff were friendly and accommodating and the space was very affordable. The event had a great turn out and was a total hit. Thank you for all of your help – we will definitely be using your space again in the future!"

Leslie Hodgkinson
Victoria Cool Aid Society 


"Supervising the Burnside Gorge polling station on Election Day [May 14, 2013] was made easy thanks to the staff and facilities of the Burnside Community Centre. We had 100s of people coming to vote throughout the day. Many people came with strollers, scooters, wheelchairs, and other mobility issues. Everyone was able to be accommodated at Burnside. The staff were exceptionally welcoming to everyone. There is not a lot of parking available but staff went out of their way to help us with this. The room was set up in advance, exactly as we requested. And it was wonderful to be in such a beautiful room with natural light and real windows that open!" 

Karen Potts
Burnside Supervising Voting Officer
Elections BC


"The Burnside Gorge Community Association has provided us with amazing service over the years.  It is a 'go to' place for all types of venues.  The rental rooms are clean with modern furniture and the staff are prompt and ensure that everything is ready for your meeting or event."

Office Manager, Community Social Planning Council 


“We worked with the staff at Burnside Gorge to hold workshops in November [2009]. Coordinating our event from the Lower Mainland adds extra challenges, but the staff was extremely helpful and there were no logistical challenges at all. In the end our workshops were smaller than anticipated, and they were able to move things around and get us into a space that was perfect for our size. The venue was great and everyone couldn’t stop talking about the food!”

Justin Ho,
United Community Services Co-op


"Booking our events at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre has made our event planning so much easier. We've booked our meetings for the whole year and they set up the room to our requirements, giving us one less thing to think about! The natural daylighting, the room and the location on the Galloping Goose are perfect for our needs, and we take pride knowing that this is a LEED project."

The Emerging Green Builders


"Our experience at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre went above and beyond our expectations! The staff was friendly and very accomodating to our needs. We are glad we held our rehearsal dinner in the Activity Room because it was the perfect set up! The naturally-lit bright room and nice open space was definitely a bonus for our large crowd. We would not hesitate to recommend this facility to future patrons. Thank you for making our experience an enjoyable and successful one!"

Michelle & Danny Elliott