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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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What a fun summer! Our North House and South House held its annual Community BBQ and Street Party, our Community Garden volunteers had their annual summer potluck, and a social robot from IDEA lab visited the Dementia cafe.

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

Community Events & News

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Back to School Online Auction

Ends August 18th!


Only a few more days before the BNH's Online Auction ends! Features gift cards to retailers such as Old Navy, Footlocker, Lululemon, Sportchek, and more! Bidding  ends August 18th! 

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Call for all Cooks!

volunteers needed

Do you enjoy cooking and want to represent your culture? We are looking for cooks to help with our Sharing Cultures Community Dinners.

If interested, please contact Carina at [email protected] 

Children & Youth

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Family Place

Various days and times

at Brentwood and South House

Family drop-ins provide a variety of opportunities for families with children 0-5 years old to socialize, to have a safe and fun place to play and learn and to get parenting information.

Feel free to join us at any days and locations outlined in the poster. Please see poster for more details.

We also provide family resources at the following link: www.burnabynh.ca/family-resources/.

Adults (18+)

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Drop-In Board & Tabletop Games

Fridays, 1 to 4 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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Line Dancing Beginners **Starts in September!

Mondays, 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM 

at Brentwood Mall (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

Are you familiar with line dancing? Line dancing is a Western and Country style of dance where people stand in rows and perform choreographed movements together, sometimes in partners. The music and dancing will give you the energy you need to power through your day!

Please note that we are looking for committed learners, because this is not a drop-in class. Please see the flyer for more details.

To register or get more information, please email [email protected] or call (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.

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Holistic Stretching & Meditation Exercise

Fridays, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

at Amazing Brentwood Mall (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

This slow soft manner excise is designed to be accessible to adults, seniors, and elderly seniors who are physically stable. Hui Chun Gong combines motion and inaction to cultivate both the interior and exterior of the body. To register call 604-294-5444 or email [email protected]

Seniors (55+)

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

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Choose to Move - Caregiver Edition

Wednesdays, 1 PM to 2:30 PM
at BNH South House

In this new group you will receive support from an activity coach as well as peer support as you develop a personal action plan to help you meet your movement goals. Keeping active and looking after ourselves is crucial to not only our own health but our ability to care for others.

See poster for details. To reserve your spot or for more information contact Kathy at 604-431-0400 or email [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

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

Saturdays, from 2 PM to 3 PM

at Amazing Brentwood Mall (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

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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Computer for Beginners

Thursdays, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

at BNH South House

The program is for newcomers whose first Language is Spanish and who are interested in learning how to use a computer and Internet from the basics.

This weekly workshop runs from August 10 to August 31, 2023 in Spanish language.

See poster for more details. Please register at [email protected]

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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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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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