Matthew Burrows

Matthew (Paul) Burrows is staff writer with the Georgia Straight, where he’s called Matt. He was born in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England in 1971. He shares his birthday with Billy Connolly, filmmaker Mark Achbar and the current mayor of Fort St. John.

Now Matt’s a vegetarian with vegan tendencies, even if he ate a lot of meat as a kid. He came to Canada in 1995, just over a week after graduating with an honours degree in languages from the University of Nottingham.

He lived in East Van right till 2009, when he moved to East East Van (Burnaby).

Matt has captained the Georgia Straight’s Bike to Work Week team since 2008, and still awaits his first podium finish. He’s also the proud owner of a fixxie, so he’s a hipster. Mostly he rides the Green GT bike he’s had 16 years. He’s been a journo since 2000, and worked all around the Lower Mainland prior to arriving at the Straight in October 2005.

He has a relative called Alex Burrows, but it’s not the hockey player”¦