(Video) Burnaby mayor debuts 'Burnabarian' anthem to stunned crowd

Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley isn’t known for his rousing speeches at public events.

He’s so humble he is the first person to tell you that.

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But put a guitar in his hands and he will charm a crowd like the one on Thursday night at the Metrotown Hilton.

There, at the start of the annual Burnaby Board of Trade’s business awards, Hurley debut a song he wrote called Burnabarians – which could become the city’s anthem.


Hurley mixed the catchy chorus with the usual event introductions – singing the names of event sponsors plus the territorial acknowledgement – and brought the crowd together. 

The tune apparently has some roots in an old Irish song and the chorus is certainly catchy.

Hurley gave a shoutout to Ben Coli of Dageraad Brewing, who had previously ask council to officially adopt Burnabarian – the award-winning brewer even has a beer called Burnabarian.

So, without any more delay, watch the video of Hurley’s song here.

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