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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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Last week our three Houses celebrated Neighbourhood House Week by hosting an Open House - each in their own way. Each Open House event had lots of information and resources, but also creative placemaking, performances from our seniors ukelele group, and local singers!

Our younger BNH members also had fun too - our school age child care kids had lots of fun outside in the sun, and our youth leadership team had a great time at the Glow in the Dark Party to celebrate Youth Volunteer Appreciation Night.

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

Community Events & News

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Walk & Roll Walkathon - Create a team now!

Sunday, June 23rd at 10 AM 

at South House

Create or join a team to participate! It's free!

Registrations are open for our 2nd Annual Walk & Roll walkathon! Join BNH and its integrated agencies for its heartwarming event! This delightful 3 km walk is family friendly and is aimed at promoting the physical and mental well-being of seniors living in our community. Additionally, it aims to raise awareness of the numerous community resources available to seniors. The best part? Registration is free and this enjoyable event is perfect for the whole family! So, let's join hand and make a difference in the lives of our seniors by participating in this amazing walkathon. Create a team or learn more on our website.


Sharing Cultures Dinner – Philippines

Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00

at Brentwood Park Alliance Church

Join us to experience the flavors of Filipino cuisine. Appetizer: Lumpia; Choice of: Regular Pancit, and Vegetarian Pancit

Dessert: Turon

    Purchase your tickets in advance at the North BNH and Brentwood BNH reception. Limited seats are available, so don’t miss out!

    See poster for more details.

    $8 for Adults & Youth, $5 for Children (aged 3-12), Free for Children Under 3

    For inquiries, call 604-294-5444.

    Children & Youth

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    Future Leaders


    Youth leaders take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities.

    Burnaby Neighbourhood House will provide a series of workshops designed to build transferable skills.

    • Community Work
    • Financial Literacy
    • Games Leadership
    • Special Event Planning
    • Working with Children
    • Community Projects

    See brochure for more details.

    For more info, or questions: contact Emma Woodtke at [email protected]

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    Different times in different locations!


    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! Open to all youth grade 8-12 in Burnaby. Meet new people, chill out, play games and work on homework or other projects!

    See poster for more details or contact Emma at [email protected].


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    BNH Youth Connections Grant Program

    apply now!


    The BNH Youth Connections Grant program is an upstream, youth-led, community asset building and well-being program designed to engage youth to improve Burnaby neighbourhoods. This program is open to youth of all genders and ethnicities aged 12 to 17 living in Burnaby.

    You can apply for a grant up to $500, to share your ideas, gifts and talents with your peers or neighbours, and to help you bring your project idea to life. Once you have applied for a grant and your project has been approved, you do not need to pay the money back.

    To apply, please complete the application form and email it to John at [email protected].

    See poster for more details.

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    Family Place

    Various Days at Various BNH locations


    We offer a number of Family Drop-in programs throughout the community for parents/caregivers with children 0-5 years. Family drop-ins provide a variety of opportunities for families 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 above.

    Please see poster for more details.

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

    Adults (18+)

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    Community English Conversation

    Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm

    at South House


    Are you ready to meet new people and improve your conversation skills?

    Come to our Community English Conversation Program every Thursday from May 2nd to 30th from 10:30am to 12pm at the BNH South House.

    Have a great time joining in English conversations with community members and meeting new people. Registration required.

    See poster for details.

    To register, please contact Carina at [email protected].

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    EAL Community Drop- In

    Mondays, 2 pm – 4 pm

    at North House

    This weekly class will run every Monday with the exception of long weekends. Improve your English skills with this class, make new connections and have fun!

    BNH Membership required.

    $5 Annual fee

    $2 Program fee

    Class limited to 20 participants, first 20 Participants will be served for the day.

    For more information, contact [email protected]

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    Burnaby Dudes Club

    Every Monday, 6:00PM- 8:00PM

    at BNH Community Hall (5024 Rumble Street)

    Join us every Monday for an empowering gathering at "A Brotherhood for Men's Wellness." This dedicated space is where men come together to foster physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our weekly sessions provide a supportive environment for open discussions, sharing experiences, and building a strong sense of camaraderie. Come be a part of this transformative journey every Monday as we navigate the path to a healthier and more fulfilling life together.

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    Digital Literacy Program


    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 the North House, South House or Brentwood. No registration required.

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

    Please see poster for more details.

    In partnership with both SFU Department of Education and UBC Learning Exchange and with funding from the Government of Canada.

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    Community Cafes

    Fridays, 1 PM to 4 PM 

    at North House 


    Thursdays, 1 PM to 4 PM

    at South 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.

    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!

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

    Seniors (55+) 

    BNH’s May Newsletter for Seniors is now available!


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    Caregiver Journey Lunch

    Thursday May 16, 10:30 am – 2 pm

    at South House


    If you are caring for an adult who is 55+, join us for the May workshop in our Family Caregiver Journey Series where the presentation will be “It’s Not Right”.

    In collaboration with the BC Association of Community Response Networks, we will share valuable tips on how to recognize and respond to abuse, neglect and self-neglect affecting vulnerable adults. The self-care activity will be online mediation.

    Come and you will find a nourishing space to connect, discover valuable information, and engage in self-care activities designed to prevent burnout and recharge your spirit.

    Please see the poster for more details.

    To register or to learn more, please contact Alexis at [email protected] or 778-838-7554.

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    Soup Lunch 

    Mondays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    at North House


    We’re so excited to  bringing back "soup on Mondays"!! Join us for a bowl of healthy soup and a fresh bread bun. Stay a while and chat and connect with your neighbours. Freshly made tasty soup and a bread roll for $2.

    BNH Membership required.

    See poster for more details or contact us on 604-294-5444.

    No registration required.

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    Seniors Form Filling Clinics

    By appointment only | All locations


    Need help completing your CPP, OAS, GIS, BC Housing Registry, SAFER or BC Bus Pass application?

    Trained volunteers will assist you with completing forms and provide information about local resources and services to help meet your needs.

    See poster for details, and please contact Charlene to book your appointment at [email protected] or call 604-292-3901.

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    Grocery/Meal Delivery Program


    We provide food hampers, prepared meals, and grocery shopping & free delivery to seniors who are living with health challenges and are experiencing food insecurity.


    For more information, contact Emily at 778-288-3747 or [email protected]

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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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    Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors

    Thursdays, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
    at Community Hall (5024 Rumble St)


    Burnaby Neighbourhood House is launching a new, low-cost, social

    activity day program for Burnaby seniors, called TAPS. The program is
    funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way of the
    Lower Mainland. See poster for details.


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    Seniors Connections

    Wednesdays, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

    Fridays, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    at South House


    Meet new friends and enjoy lunch ($6 for lunch, Fridays only)! Activities include karaoke, art, bingo, workshops and much more!

    See poster for more details.

    To register: Contact Lea at 604-431-0400 or [email protected]


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    Latin Beat

    Fridays, 10 AM to 11 AM
    at BNH South House


    Are you looking for a fun morning of exercise? Come join Ivette at our South Burnaby House for a morning of upbeat dance with our new Latin Beat dance class.

    This program runs on Fridays from 10am to 11am, a perfect addition into your morning and exercise routine!

    See poster for details.

    Email Lea at [email protected] or call 604-431-0400 to register, or for more information.

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    Tai Chi & Sword 

    Different levels in different days

    at South House


    Tai Chi, as an ancient Chinese tradition, is practiced by many today. This slow and graceful exercise helps improve muscle strength and cardio health – that’s why it is so popular among seniors.

    If you are 55 years or older, come join one of our weekly classes – whatever your level, we have the class for you. And if you feel like mixing it up, we also offer Tai Chi Sword to bring you different experiences. Click here for the poster.

    For more information or to register, contact Lea at 604.431.0400 or [email protected].

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    Qi Gong 

    Saturdays, 2:00 P – 3:00 PM

    at the 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.

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

    It is a drop-in class at the Amazing Brentwood Mall (next to Purdy’s Chocolate). Registration is not required.

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    Qi Gong

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


    Discover the basic concepts of Qi (vital life force energy). Qi Gong focuses on slow-flowing movement and rhythmic breathing to promote relaxation and health. This gentle practice can add to anyone’s repertoire for health, stress management, and fitness. Join us in enhancing your own awareness of your energy.

    The class is in person at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave).

    See poster for more details.

    For more info, please email [email protected] or call 604-294-5444.

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    Frozen Meals for Seniors

    Do you have trouble cooking for yourself at home?


    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 $7 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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    In-Person Conversation Circle

    Mondays, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    at South House


    This weekly in-person conversation circle runs from April 15 to May 27, 2024 (no class May 20). Registration required by April 8, 2024.

    Discuss a variety of settlement topics about life in Canada in a friendly and welcoming environment. The small group setting is designed to encourage participation and connection with other newcomers.

    See poster for details.

    To register, please email Xinrui at [email protected].

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    Job Search Workshops

    Fridays, 1 pm – 3 pm

    at South House


    These workshops run for 4 sessions. Please contact Xinrui for available timeslots. You will have the opportunity to:

    • Discuss your employment search,
    • Get help building your resume (CV) and cover letter,
    • Share tools, resources, job search platforms, and social media ideas,
    • Get prepared for job interviews, and
    • Practise your English along with other participants.

    See poster for details.

    To register, please email Xinrui at [email protected].

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    Family Place Drop-in

    Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 11:30am

    at 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.

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

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

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    Digital Literacy for Arab-speaking Women

    Mondays, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    at South House

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

    • Get comfortable with using your computer or tablet
    • Gain an understanding of how to use the Internet
    • Get help with on-line information searching

    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. There will be 3 sessions in 2024, running from April 15 – Jul 29 and Sep 9 – Dec 16.

    See poster for more details.

    Please register at 236-877-2517 or [email protected].

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    Welcome to BC - Orienation for Newcomers

    Would you like learning about living in Canada?

    Join us for learning Bc Community, Resources, Legal, Transportation, Schools, Social norms, Tenancy, ...

    For more information see poster and to register please contact Xin Rui at [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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    4908 Hastings Street

    Burnaby, BC  V5B 1P6


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    Burnaby, BC  V5C 0H1


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