Who is Duane Burnett?
Duane Burnett is a community spirit award winning photo journalist, actor, TV Host and social media networker with an extended family of over 2 million people online.
Duane spearheaded dog and people friendly drinking water fountains in memory of his late Siberian Wolf “Tundra” who attended hundreds of community events with him. He is often called the ‘#1 Ambassador’ and ‘Spirit’ of the Sunshine Coast BC for his tireless efforts to empower and promote the community.
Duane’s photos have been seen extensively on the Sunshine Coast and around the world in numerous newspapers, websites, brochures, map guides, magazines and before the movie at the community theatre. He freelances for major media corporations covering breaking news.
Duane has a popular social media network on Facebook, twitter and YouTube with thousands of followers on the Sunshine Coast BC and an extended social network family of 2 million people in British Columbia, Vancouver, and around the world.
The Sunshine Coast has commented that Duane’s photography captures the “essence and spirit” of the natural world and community; that he is a community leader “extraordinaire,” “absolutely fabulous;” “bloody marvelous;” “magic;” and “a credit to our community.”
Though his scenic and nature photography is stunning, Duane is especially known for his ability to work with people.
Whether he is shooting a community event, news, a political event, scenery, visitors enjoying the community, the arts, business… Duane brings out that special something in his shots of people and nature that is unique to his work and made him a house hold name on the Sunshine Coast.
He is part artist, creative director, tour guide, set director and entertainer.
You’re guaranteed to have fun whenever he is present.
If you are looking for photos of the Sunshine Coast, Duane has thousands.
You might also catch Duane performing in local theatre productions where he has acted, danced and sang in numerous sold out productions including the Nutcracker Ballet, Gibsons Gold: The Musical, and as the Dame in the Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime.
He’s starred in several youtube video spoofs including playing BP Oil CEO “Tony Haywire” in Oil BP Naughty by Nature, the uptight school principal in Hip Hop Revolution, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in I’m On A Break.
Duane is also a Television Host for shows like the Elves Club Telethon which raises fund to give out 800 food hampers to local families for Christmas.
He also hosted a show about the April Fool’s Run 1/2 Marathon from Gibsons to Sechelt.
Duane is also well adapt at MC’ing weddings, events, workshops and more.
Duane hosted the Red Carpet where he did video interviews at the International ANCA Autistic Awards performing double duty as a c0-host and voice over at the official awards ceremony.
Duane is also a social activist lending his support and help to raising awareness about bullying, mental wellness, autism, the environment and empowering people and community.
He was co-founder of “The Friends of Boundary Bay” an international award winning wetlands education society.