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The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the Burnaby Neighbourhod House

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There is so much happening at Burnaby Neighbourhood House. Thank you to all members who attended our Annual General Meeting last month - either in-person or via Zoom. It's always great seeing new and familiar faces join us. These past few weeks we had many donations come in at our Food Hubs - thank you to all the individuals and community supporters who dropped by!

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

Community Events & News

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Coldest Night of the Year 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk on Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 to raise money for Burnaby Community Services and The Society to End Homelessness serving people experiencing hurt,
hunger, and homelessness. Team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good
because it’s cold out there. Learn more at https://cnoy.org/location/burn..

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BNH Fundraiser Gala

Saturday, March 2, 2024

at Delta Hotels Burnaby


Have you purchased tickets to our upcoming 19th Annual Fundraiser Gala yet?

This year's gala theme, "Country Stars," will be an evening of glitz, glamour, and fundraising. There will be an online silent auction, live auction, and a chance to win a "Diamond Shopping Spree" raffle! We will also be featuring the amazing "Country Queen" impersonator, Bonnie Kilroe!

Funds raised from the evening's events will go towards the many community programs and services we provide to local residents in need. For more information or to Buy tickets, go here!


Sharing Cultures Dinner

Thursday, February 22nd, 6 PM to 8 PM
at Brentwood Park Alliance Church (1410 Delta Avenue, Burnaby)
Experience the flavours of Taiwan at the BNH Sharing Cultures Dinner! Indulge in authentic Taiwanese cuisine, and enjoy live entertainment. See poster for details.

$8 Adults & Youth, $5 Children (3-12), Free under 3. Purchase your tickets in advance at North and Brentwood House reception.


Sharing Cultures Dinner

Tuesday, February 27th, 6 PM to 8 PM

at South House

Join us for the BNH Sharing Cultures Dinner to experience the vibrant flavours of China, immerse in lively music, and enjoy fun-filled activities for kids! (Dinner served around 6.15pm) See poster for details.

$8 Adults & Youth, $5 Children (3-12), Free under 3. Purchase your tickets in advance at the South House reception. Limited seats available, don't miss out!

Children & Youth

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Drop-In Immunization Clinic

Thursday, February 15th,10 AM to 1 PM

at BNH North House

For children ages 0-11. This drop-in clinic supports the Burnaby community to access vaccines by reducing barriers.

These vaccines are publicly funded (free), if eligible including COVID-19 Vaccines, Influenza (Flu), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Human papillomavirus (HPV9), Meningococcal, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pneumococcal, Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis and Varicella (Chickenpox).

See poster for details.

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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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Nobody’s Perfect Program, in Korean

Thursdays, Feb 22 – Mar 28, 
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

at South House

SUCCESS and Burnaby Neighbourhood House has partnered to offer this FREE parenting program to our Korean-speaking neighbours.

For Inquiries, please contact Vivienne Lee at [email protected], Jullia Lontok at 604-431-0400 or refer to the poster for more details.

Register online at https://forms.office.com/r/McpwyfmNEh or use the QR code on the poster.

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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.


BNH South House – #100 – 4460 Beresford St (604-431-0400)

Brentwood – 2055 Rosser Ave (604-299-5778)

Adults (18+)

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Community Adult Yoga Program

Fridays, until Feb 23rd, 3 PM to 4 PM

at South House

Immerse yourself in the experience of Sensory Integration Yoga (SIY), where we fuse breath, meditation, and yoga postures to elevate your body awareness.

BNH Membership required. $5 Community program fee/person
Note: *The program fee is only charged once per program

Let’s breathe, move, and grow together!

See poster for more information and to register contact Carina at [email protected].

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EAL for Beginners

Saturdays,10:30 am – 11:30 am

Online via Zoom

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

BNH Membership required.

To register, use the QR code on the poster or click here.

If you have questions, please call 604-431-0400.

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Holistic stretching and Mediation Exercise (Hui Chun Gong)

Fridays,1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

at Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Ave)

Explore 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.

The Winter term runs from January 19 – March 22, 2024. It is a Drop-In class. Registration is not required.

For more info, please email Ann at [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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Community Adult Yoga

Tuesdays, until March 12th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

at BNH North House

Yoga is incredibly beneficial to our overall well-being – it improves many things including flexibility and mental health. It can help reduce anxiety and stress while increasing your strength. Everyone can enjoy the benefits. All levels welcome!

BNH Membership required.

See poster for more information and to register contact Ann at [email protected].

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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 

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.

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.

Seniors (55+)

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Tai Chi for Beginners

Mondays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

at Brentwood House

Join us for this new beginner Tai Chi program running on Mondays at the Brentwood House. If you have always wanted to try this form of exercise but didn’t know where to start this class is for you.

Enjoy the many benefits of this gentle flow of progressive movements, guided by our experienced and certified instructor, Marina Ma.

See poster for details.

Don’t hesitate, sign up today – simply email [email protected].

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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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Ukulele Classes

January 9, 2024, to March 26, 2024

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

at South House

This is a new 12-week class starting in the New Year! It’s a no-experience-required Ukulele Class for folks with mild to moderate dementia and their caregivers as well as seniors.

Over the duration of the course, you will learn 3 – 4 chords and a variety of song choices and different decades of music.

 See poster for details.

To register for all 12 classes, please contact Alexis at 236-885-7281 or [email protected].

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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 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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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 PM – 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.

The Winter term runs from January 20 – March 22, 2024.

See poster for more details. It is a drop-in class. The program room is next to Purdy’s Chocolates at the Amazing Brentwood Mall.

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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).There will be no classes for the month of February 2024. We will resume on March 4th.

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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Dementia Friends Cafe

Thursday, February 29th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
at South House

Join into a unique space dedicated
to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers! Our monthly
Cafe at the South Burnaby Dementia Friends Cafe is a powerful blend of
support, education, and meaningful engagement and fun.
Every month there will be different topics
from goal setting for 2024, dementia awareness, healthy and affordable
recipes as well as a visit from the Burnaby Crime Prevention Unit with a
presentation on senior safety awareness.

Please see the poster for more information and contact Alexis at 604-431-0400 or [email protected] to register.

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Senior Peer Support

Mondays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

at Brentwood House

Do you want to make changes in your life?

Are you looking for skills, tools and resources to solve everyday problems?

We have trained senior volunteers who can help you think of possible solutions to these issues and assist you in exploring your options.

See Poster for details.

For more information, contact Kathy at 236.885.7303 OR [email protected].


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Welcome to BC - Orientation for Newcomers

Mondays, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

at South House

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]

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Empowerment and Social Gathering Program for Newcomer Youth

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

at South House

This is 4-week program is designed for newcomer youth to connect with others while taking part in a host of fun and exciting activities. Socialize and make connections as well as learning about careers and educational support. Field trips, cooking session, movie day, to name just a few!

Running from February 17 – March 9, 2024 at BNH South House.

See poster for more details.

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

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“My Small Business” Project for Arabic Speaking Women

Mondays, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

at South House

This is a 3-month project to empower newcomer Arabic-speaking women.

The aim of this program is to boost confidence and well-being, as well as to help start businesses to promote financial independence.

Join us on this empowering journey in a hybrid platform from January 29 – March 25, 2024.

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

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Cook and Chat

Fridays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Online via Zoom

This popular program is back! This fun online program will run each Friday. It’s a great way to socialize while you learn to cook new foods.

Not only will you learn how to cook new foods in the comfort of your own home and practice English, but you will learn how to save money on groceries, share cultural experiences and build your cooking confidence and skills!

See poster for details.

To join the cooking group, email Lynn at [email protected] or call 604-431-0400 and leave a message.

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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