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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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It has been a busy few weeks as our members and programs wind down their summer activities. These past few weeks, our seniors gathered for a lunch picnic and barbecue, artwork was created at one of our sites and we had backpacks and school supplies donated by local businesses and individuals!

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

Community Events & News

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BNH Membership Month

Have you renewed your membership yet for this year? We strongly encourage you to become a BNH member, if you haven't already! Membership is effective from September 1 to August 31 every year.

To sign up or renew your membership, go here.

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50/50 Back to School Raffle

tickets end this Saturday, Sept 16!

Who wouldn't want to win some money this fall? 50/50 tickets are $5 each and support the various BNH community programs.

Purchase your tickets online here!

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Community Dinner - Syria

September 26th, from 6 PM to 8 PM

at South House (4460 Beresford St)

Join us for a fun evening, celebrating the Syrian culture. It will be an opportunity to enjoy amazing traditional food, prepared by community members, with entertainment and activities for everyone.

Tickets to be bought in advance at South House. Adults (18+) $8, Youth (13-18) $8, Children (4-12) $5, and Under 3 are free.

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/.

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Bridges Preschool Program

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 AM

at North House (4908 Hastings St)

This exciting 10-week program is aimed to help children get familiar with a pre-school-like setting – understanding routines and general practice, like circle-time. They get to play, listen to stories, and take part in a variety of fun activities. At the same time the parents will have separate sessions with various community partners, so they learn about local resources, as well as connecting with other parents in similar situations to themselves.

Please refer to the poster for more info.

To register, please contact Alba at 236-889-5212 or [email protected].

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Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

Wednesdays, 12:30 PM to 2 PM

at South House (4460 Beresford St)

This 8-week program teaches parents and their young children how to use rhymes, songs, and stories to bond and have fun together. The Program supports parents and families raising young children by promoting positive parent-child relationships, increasing parent’s confidence and emotion regulation skills, and developing social support systems for parents.

See poster for more info. To register, please contact [email protected] or 604-307-2940.

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Youth Drop-In Program

Tuesdays, 4 PM to 5:30 PM at South House (4460 Beresford St)

Wednesdays, 4 PM to 5:30 PM at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave)

Fridays, 4 PM to 5:30 PM at North House (4908 Hastings St)

Are you looking for a place to unwind, make new friends, and have a
blast after school? Look no further! Our Youth Drop-In Program is here
to make your weekday afternoons awesome!

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

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Dementia Friends Cafe

Next session: September 28th, 12 PM to 2 PM
at BNH South House (4460 Beresford St)

Every month there will be different topics

from brain health, creating a safe home, getting ready for the holidays

as well as a visit from the UBC IDEA LAB.

Find your way forward with dementia!

Please see the poster for more information and contact at 604-375-5778 or [email protected] to register.

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Choose to Move - Caregiver Edition

Wednesdays, 1:30 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)

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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Family Place Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

at BNH South House

This Family Drop-in program is for parents and caregivers with children 0-5 years. It provides a variety of opportunities for families to socialize, to have a safe and fun place to play and learn and to get parenting information.

Please see poster for more details.

The program is free for members. Find out how to become a member.

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Canadian Workshop Culture Workshop

Sat, Sept 16th, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

at BNH South House

This in-person workshop is for Spanish-speaking newcomers who would like to find out more about the culture in the Canadian workplace.

They will share with you what is expected from an employee and employer in Canada, what will make the experience more successful and which government agencies support workers here in Canada.

You will also be given an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

See posters in Spanish and English for more details.

To register, please contact Ireri at [email protected] or call 604-431-0400.

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Lantern Making Workshop for ages 8-17

Tuesday, Sept 19th, 5 PM to 7 PM

at BNH South House

Together with the Chinese Community Policing Centre, we invite children & youth to come to join in this special mid-autumn-themed workshop. The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival. It is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture. On this day, people light lanterns that symbolize driving out darkness and bringing hope to the coming year.

See poster for more details or email [email protected] or Xin Rui at [email protected].

To register, please contact scan the QR code.

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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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