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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! Our wonderful partners from Beedie came to help at our Friday Seniors Lunch, and our Seniors TAP Program continued to support frail seniors. 

There were a few bigger fundraising events as well. On February 24th, we co-hosted the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser with The Society to End Homelessness and raised over $110,000 to support vulnerable individuals living in our community.  We also hosted our 19th Annual Fundraiser Gala and raised over $90,000. Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, sponsors, community supporters who supported these events. You are making a difference in the community and making Burnaby a better place to live for individuals and families!

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

Community Events & News


Income Tax Clinic

BNH North, South, and Brentwood

The 2024 BNH Income Tax Clinic is now open for Burnaby residents!

Take the first step by checking your eligibility and filling out our pre-screen online form by clicking here.

Registrations is required for appointments. All tax services are free of charge, but you must be a member of the BNH. Individual $5 or Family $10 (cash or cheque only).

Children & Youth

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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.


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

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

Adults (18+)

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Community Arts and Crafts

Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm

at South House

Join us for our Community Arts and Crafts Program! Dive into a world of creativity and fun while building connections with fellow enthusiasts. This program runs every Thursday for 4 sessions from April 4 to 25.

Perfect for beginners, our easy-to-learn sessions are designed to ignite your artistic spark!

Just a $10 non-refundable supply fee to unlock endless possibilities. Let’s craft some memories together!

See poster for details.

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

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Privacy on Social Media

Wednesday, March 27, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Online via Zoom

Learn how to use Social Media safely! Protect yourself and be aware of what is real and fake when using social media.

This workshop will help you navigate all things online, giving you some tools and knowledge to use and apply when dealing with online fraudsters.

See poster for details.

Don’t hesitate, sign up today – simply call 604-396-7307, email [email protected] or scan the QR code on the poster.

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Community Adult Yoga Program

Tuesdays,  2 PM to 3 PM

at South House

Our Community Adult Yoga program just got extended! Dive deeper into body awareness through breath, meditation, and yoga postures.

Join us on this extended journey of Sensory Integration Yoga (SIY) to holistic wellness!

When: Every Tuesday (March 5 – March 26, 2024) from 2PM to 3PM

Where: BNH South House

Fee: $5 Community program fee/person (*program fee is only charged once per program)

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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Stretching and Mediation

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 26 – March 22, 2024.

Please see poster for details. 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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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.

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+) 

BNH’s March Newsletter for Seniors is now available!


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Chinese Coffee and Chat

Wednesdays, 1:30 pm – 3 pm

at Brentwood House

Chinese Coffee and Chat is a social program designed to help you engage in social activities, have fun and meet other people who are on the dementia journey.

Come join us for a cup of coffee or tea and fun activities. The program is available in English and Cantonese from February 28 – April 24, 2024.

Wednesdays: 1:30-3:00 pm at BNH Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Ave, Burnaby)

Registration is required. Please contact the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 to learn more or to register.

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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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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

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 PM – 3:00 P7M

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 27 – March 23, 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).

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

March, 28th 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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Job Search Workshops

Fridays, 1 pm – 3 pm

at South House

This workshop will run for 4 sessions from March 15 to April 12 (no session on Good Friday – March 29). 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
  • Practise your English along with other participants

See poster for details.

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

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Cook and Chat

Fridays, 10 am – 12 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, but you will learn 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.

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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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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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“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].

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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4460 Beresford Street

Burnaby, BC  V5H 0B8


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4908 Hastings Street

Burnaby, BC  V5B 1P6


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Burnaby, BC  V5C 0H1


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