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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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What a busy few weeks! We had our Community Dinner celebrating Peru, newcomers came together for Conversation Circles, and children came for art classes!

Thank you to all those who supported the 18th Annual Fundraiser Gala - either as an attendee, silent auction bidder, raffle ticket buyer. With your support, we raised almost $70,000 for the programs and services at Burnaby Neighbourhood House.

Now let's see what's happening these next few weeks!

Community Events

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Income Tax Clinics

Tax Clinic Screening Pre-Booking Form now available
on BNH website

Need some help preparing your tax return? Volunteers can help Burnaby residents complete income tax returns for low income earners.
For more information and criteria of eligibility, go to https://burnabynh.ca/volunteer-income-tax-program/

Children & Youth

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In-Person Family Drop-In 

various dates and times 
at BNH South House and Brentwood

All families with children aged 0-5 years are welcome to join our In-person and virtual family place for circle time, books, and a wide variety of children activities that support your child’s development.
See poster for details.

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Youth Leadership (Grades 8 to 12)

If  you know a Grade 8-12 youth who would like to connect and get involved in their community, email Sophia at [email protected] to inquire further.
See poster for details.

Adults (18+)

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Basic Mandarin Program

Wednesdays, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
via Zoom

Want to learn Mandarin? This program could be right for you! See poster for details.
Registration is required. Email [email protected] to register.

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Learn to Play Chess

Have you always wanted to learn how to play chess?

BNH North House will be offering lessons on how to play this popular board game this spring. Play and learn strategies and tips in a fun and exciting way. Stay for the whole time or drop-in for a game or two. All ages and skill levels are welcome. See poster for more info.

Please register with Janice at [email protected].

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Walking/Hiking Program

Building Community Through Group Walking or Hiking!

Walking or Hiking go so much further than just physical exercise – it’s a mental health boost, a chance to reconnect with nature. Nature is all around us. Whether you bring your family, friends or your neighbours to join a community walk/hike, everyone will enjoy from this activity in nature.

We will be organizing several walks/hikes around Burnaby this spring.

Please register with Janice at [email protected].

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Practical Breathing Exercise for Longevity

Wednesdays, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM
at The Amazing Brentwood

Join Master Hung to learn simple deep breathing technique that rejuvenates the body. Combined with controlling the breath, you will learn gentle, relaxing, chair-based upper body exercises to improve blood circulation, manage stress, neck pain, upper shoulders and the lower back pain. The program is perfect for all ages, even those with mobility issues.

**Cantonese with English Translation**

A start date of the program will be confirmed sometime in April 2023.

Please contact [email protected] or call 604-294-5444 to register. Space is limited.

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English Conversation Classes

various dates and times

Our EAL classes are for people who would like to learn/improve their English skills. These classes are a fun way to practice conversation, make new friends, and try learning! These volunteer-led EAL classes are available throughout the year for beginner to intermediate level students.

In-person class registration: please call 604-294-5444 or email [email protected]. The classes are not for drop-in. It is required each participant to join weekly so that instructors can support and bring the speaking skill into a next level.

If you have any questions about the online classes please call 604-396-7307 or email [email protected]. We can also help you learn to understand Zoom, just let us know!

See poster for details.

Seniors (55+)

The March Seniors Newsletter is now available.
Check it out here!

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Caregiver Presentation

Thursday, April 6th, from 1 PM to 3 PM
at Brentwood

Are you a family caregiver who provides free care to a senior or an adult? Would you like to connect with other caregivers and learn about other resources available?

Join us for an afternoon presentation of the 5 steps of Advance Care Planning. It is important to be prepared for unexpected events and this session will outline what is involved, giving you a step by step guide.

See poster for more details.

Please call Kathy Bobicki to register for these programs at 236-885-7303 or [email protected].

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Qi Gong

Saturdays, from 2 PM to 3 PM
at The Amazing Brentwood Mall

Qi Gong is a personal practice that led to fitness, flexibility, and internal peace that combines the physical benefits of exercise with the spiritual qualities of meditation, leading to full nourishment of both mind and body.

There are many different types of Qi Gong practices, but most of them involve slow-moving exercises that reflect the qualities of nature.

See poster for more details.

To register please call 604-294-5444 or email [email protected].

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Frozen Meals for Seniors

If you are in need of a little extra support in the kitchen we provide delicious home-cooked meals in our licensed kitchen.

These are available for purchase at the South House for $5 each. Subsidies to help with cost are available.

See poster for details.

For more information please contact Emily at 604-431-0400 or [email protected].


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Conversation Circles for Farsi/Dari

Wednesday, April 12 and 19, from 2 PM to 3 PM
at BNH South House

Calling all senior newcomers who speak Farsi and Dari, to a new, in-person Conversation Circle! This is a great opportunity to practice your English speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment.

Please refer to the poster for full schedule and more info – click here for دری /فارسی, and for English click here.

To register, please contact Parisa at [email protected] or 236-878-6295.

BNH Resources

BNH Food Hubs

at both Houses

We now have Food Hubs in South and North Burnaby. This includes coordination for food security issues for Burnaby residents who are experiencing food insecurity. Burnaby residents and service providers can contact us for more information on available food resources.

For more information, please see our website here.

Family Outreach Spport

at both Houses

Our Family Outreach Workers are always here for Burnaby families with children 0-12 years old. Our services phone check-ins, connections to local community resources and programs, grocery/food security for low-income families.

For more information, please see the Family Outreach brochure.

South House

4460 Beresford Street

Burnaby, BC  V5H 0B8


[email protected]


North House

4908 Hastings Street

Burnaby, BC  V5B 1P6


 [email protected]



2055 Rosser Avenue

Burnaby, BC  V5C 0H1


[email protected]


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