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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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The summer months are lively here at BNH! Seniors went out for a picnic at a neighbourhood park, our Youth Leadership and Food Hub team were at the RCMP Musical Ride, the Peru Community Dinner was a huge success, and our Community Garden volunteers have been working hard and harvesting lots of vegetables that go into our frozen meals program.

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

Community Events & News

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North House Community BBQ

Tuesday, July 18th, 3 PM to 7 PM

at North House

Come join us at the North House Community BBQ and meet your neighbours! There will be music, games, entertainment, as well as hot dogs/chips and drinks for purchase. RSVP to [email protected] or call 604-294-5444.

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Brentwood Cooling Event

Thurs, July 27th, 1 PM to 4 PM

at Brentwood

Drop in and stay cool with us! Learn about our programs and enjoy free activities for all ages. Refreshments by donation.

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BNH Street Party

Thurs, August 3rd, 3 PM to 7 PM

at South House

Our annual Street Party date is set and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there! There will be bouncy castle, resource and information booths, live entertainment, games, and food and drink for purchase. 

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Back to School Online Auction

Starts August 1st to August 18th


Set your calendars and get ready for BNH's Online Auction! There will be gift cards to retailers such as Old Navy, Footlocker, Lululemon, Sportchek, and more! Bidding starts August 1st and ends August 18th! 

Adults (18+)

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Drop-In Board & Tabletop Games

Fridays, 2:15-4:15 PM

at BNH North House

Drop in to chat, learn or share a game. This is open to anyone who loves playing table games. BNH Membership required.

See poster for more information or call the North House on 604-294-5444.

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Computer Drop-In

Would you like learn to use email, create files and documents, use excel, search the Internet or practice typing and writing skills on a computer? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help community residents with their computer learning needs. We offer support in multiple languages.

Drop in to this in-person program at either the North House or South House. No registration required.

You can use one of the Neighbourhood House devices or bring your own device. For more information, email us at southcomputercafe@burnabynh.ca or [email protected].

Please see poster for more details.

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Online 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.

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 July Seniors Newsletter is now available.
Check it out here!

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Seniors & Caregivers

Thursday, July 20th, 10:30 AM to 12 PM
at BNH South House

From aging at home to long-term care, please join us for an informative 1-hour workshop on the health care options available to you and your loved ones.

See poster for details.

To register and reserve your spot, please contact Kathy at 604-431-0400 or [email protected].

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Crochet Workshop 

Wednesdays, 10AM to 11:30 AM
at Brentwood

This class is intended for all levels, so whether you’ve never held a crochet hook before, or are already a seasoned expert, you’ll have fun no matter where you are in your crochet journey. See poster for details.

Call 604-299-5778 to get registered, or for more information.

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English Conversation Class for Seniors

Fridays, from 10 AM to 11 AM
at BNH South House

Do you want to get better at speaking English with others? This might be the program for you! Join Rowena for our English conversation class at the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House to get more comfortable speaking English in a supportive community environment.

This program runs on Fridays from 10am to 11am at our South House.

See poster for details.

To register, email Lea at [email protected] or call 604-431-0400.

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Senior Walking Group

Every other Tuesday
at BNH South House

Stay active and come chat with your neighbours!

Interested? Contact Alexis at [email protected]

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Latin Dancing

Fridays, 10 AM to 11 AM
at BNH South House

Stay active and learn some Latin Dancing with Ivette! 

To register please contact 604-431-0400 or email [email protected]

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Bollywood Dancing

Wednesdays, 1 PM to 2 PM
at BNH South House

Stay active and learn some Bollywood Dancing 

To register please contact 604-431-0400 or email [email protected] 

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Qi Gong

Saturdays, from 2 PM to 3 PM
at The Amazing Brentwood Mall (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

Mondays, from 2 PM to 3 PM
at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave)

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.

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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Workshop for Job Seekers

Wednesdays, until Aug 2, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

at BNH South House

Are you looking for a job? Do you need help with some skills, building your resume and practicing interview techniques? This weekly workshop, running over four weeks, could be for you. This is a great chance to raise your game as a jobseeker – stand out from the competition and look professional and put together, whatever job you are applying for.

See poster for more details.

Please register at [email protected].

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Resume Preparation Workshop

Wednesdays, July 12, 19 & 26, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

at BNH South House

Are you currently looking for a job and would like help with creating a resume, or cover letter? Our new Resume Preparation Workshop will help you fine tune your resume, write a compelling cover letter, and help you practice your interviewing skills so that you’ll land that next job!

Upon request there are laptops, bus tickets, and childminding available.

To register please email Ireri at [email protected]. See poster for details.

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Newcomer Youth Empowerment Program

Saturdays, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM

at Brentwood

This six-month youth programencourages active involvement and fosters a sense of community, empowering young newcomers to adapt and thrive in their new surroundings.

For more information, please refer to the poster and register using the QR code on the poster or by emailing [email protected]

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In-person English Chat Group

Tuesdays, until August 15th, 12 PM to 2 PM

at South House

This six-week program is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to improve your conversational English. This friendly group meets once a week to talk about subjects that are of interest to you, whilst learning day-to-day phrases and vocabulary.

Families are welcome!

For more information, see poster and to register please contact Ireri Rojo at [email protected].

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Cook + Chat

Fridays, from 10 AM to 12 PM

via Zoom

Join this fun and informative online class. Our experienced instructor will guide you through new recipes, share recipes as well as tips and tricks in the kitchen, including how to make your dollar go further!

This weekly class will also give you the opportunity to make new friends and connect with people in the community.

See poster for details. Program start date to be confirmed.To register, contact Lynn at [email protected] or 604-431-0400.

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]

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a community driven and community funded agency located on the unceded territories of the Tsleil-Wauthuth (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) nations with a unique focus on neighbours supporting neighbours.

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