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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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These past few weeks, Community Garden volunteers eagerly gathered for the bountiful harvest, while seniors joyfully painted garden boxes at the community hall, adding vibrant hues to the neighbourhood. Meanwhile dedicated volunteers and staffs are starting to set up the Toy Room for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.

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

Community Events & News

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BNH Membership Reminder

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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Harvesting Hope

donate to BNH Food Hubs

This October donate to BNH Food Hubs and support over 1000 households in Burnaby. We are looking for cash donations and non perishable donations. Donate now and find more information here!

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Sharing Cultures Dinner - ITALY

October 19th, from 6 PM to 8 PM

Brentwood Park Alliance Church- 1410 Delta Ave, Burnaby

Join us for a fun evening, celebrating the Italian Homemade food. It will be an opportunity to enjoy amazing Pasta with Pesto sauce or Pasta with Tomato Sauce & Meatballs, and Salad with Olive and Vinegar, prepared by community members, with entertainment and activities for everyone.

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

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Community Dinner - Korea

October 24th, from 6 PM to 8 PM

at South House (4460 Beresford St)

Join us for a fun evening, celebrating the Korean 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.

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Rotary Coats for Kids

Now accepting donations and gently used winter coats

This fall help our kids in the community have a warm winter coat by dropping off gently used coats at one of our locations or donating cash for us to purchase coats!
Donate here.

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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Youth Employment Program

Next cohort starts October 23, 2023

It is a 9-week program that aims to help youth overcome barriers to employment through providing career training, skills development workshops, employment counselling, job search strategies and work experience with local employers!

The Youth Employment Program, under the umbrella of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is funded by Service Canada and aims to work with youth aged 16-30 years old, who are looking to return to the work force.

Contact Debby at 236-858-4979 or [email protected].

Adults (18+)

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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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Community Cafes

Fridays- 1 PM to 4 PM at North House

Drop in to chat and relax, or take part in the activities and games going on that day. Bring your favourite game to share with others or learn something new.

At BNH North, the Mahjong Club is now part of this group and will meet at this time.

This is open to anyone who wants to connect over a tea or coffee with others in the community, and if you want to play table games, so much the better!

BNH Membership required.

See poster for more information or call the North House on 604-294-5444 and the South House on 604-431-0400.

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Stretching and Meditation

Fridays- 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at The Amazing Brentwood

We are excited to announce this new class exploring holistic stretching and meditation techniques that combines motion and inaction to cultivate both the interior and exterior of the body. Much like Qi Gong, in this practice you will learn a set of exercises known for rejuvenating and energizing.

With minimal instruction, participants can easily follow along and gradually understand the movements.

See poster for more info. It is a drop-In class. Registration is not required. The program room is next to Purdy’s Chocolate.

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

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Dementia Friends Café 

Next session: October 26th,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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Conversation Circle for Arab Women Newcomers

Fridays, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

via Zoom

For those wishing to improve your English conversational skills in a friendly environment, covering a diverse range of topics, come to these online sessions.

See poster for more details and to register, please contact Siham at [email protected]

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Digital Literacy for Arab Women Newcomers

Mondays, 12 PM to 2 PM

at BNH South House

Would you like to improve your knowledge of computers in a safe and friendly environment?

    The program is specifically for Arab-speaking newcomer women who are interested in learning how to use a computer and Internet from the basics. Childcare is available.

    See poster for more details.

    Please register at 236-877-2517 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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    In Person Conversation Circle

    Mondays, from 2:30PM to 4:30 PM

    at South House

    This conversation circle will provide the newcomers with an opportunity to connect with each other and practice speaking English, while learning about Canadian culture and their new community from the experienced volunteer facilitators.

    See poster for more details and to register, please contact Xinrui 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]

    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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