The Hidden Hero Project is a portrait series celebrating the everyday heroes who live and give in 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.

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 25 nominees have already been selected to be honoured, we encourage you to continue to recognize the heroes around you in any of the following ways: 

  • Fill out the nomination form below.

  • 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 at a later date, and the 25 selected nominees are being photographed and interviewed. The resulting portraits will be shown in an exhibition at Kootenay Gallery in summer 2019. 

Nominate A Hero

Nominate any member of the Castlegar and area community you deem to be an everyday hero, anyone whose actions and intentions are worthy of recognition. You can nominate as many people as you wish.

Name of Nominee *
Name of Nominee
I prefer to remain anonymous.
Select 'Yes' if you don't want the nominee to know who nominated them.
Your Name
Your Name


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