The Hidden Hero Project is a portrait series celebrating the everyday heroes who live and give in and around Castlegar BC. Inspired by Kootenay Gallery of Art, photographed by Claire Dibble, and supported by the Province of BC Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Grant.

We all know heroes. Someone who does good, for one or many. Someone who hasn’t received much recognition for their kindness, their efforts, their successes.

We’re interested in honouring everyday heroes in the Castlegar and area community. 

These heroes aren't necessarily saving lives or stopping crime, they may be people who contribute in small ways everyday. Young or old, of any age or background.

Though nominations are now closed, we invite you to continue to celebrate these folks in the following ways: 

  • Tag or mention your nominee on Instagram with the hashtag #hiddenheroesofcastlegar  
  • Tag your nominee in a post on our Facebook page (  

The full list of all nominees will be published here in August, and 25 people will be selected to be photographed  and interviewed. The resulting portraits will be shown in an exhibition at Kootenay Gallery in summer 2019. 

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