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—Chris Bryan, Editor
Warm weather is returning, and it’s time to get out and enjoy ourselves. Luckily, there is so much to do when you live at the heart of it all. The cities of Burnaby and New Westminster have a bounty of options when it comes to arts, culture, sports and simply getting out and enjoying the natural beauty that we have in this part of the world. From the ever-changing Fraser River to the sweeping views you can get on Burnaby Mountain; from the grassroots festivals like Hats Off Day to the pageantry of the Hyack Parade; and from the deep, rich grooves of the Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival to the cutting edge, emerging talent that’s highlighted at New West’s Uptown Live! event, these two cities really have it all. With this guide, My City, hopefully you’ll get a new appreciation for all these cities have to offer. By no means is this a rundown of everything—it’s not comprehensive. And if we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll try to get it in the next edition. But if you do one thing over the coming months, I encourage you to get out and visit one of the festivals listed in this guide. Or visit one of the many parks in the area—did you know Burnaby is more than 25 per cent park space? Ride your bike down beneath the Expo line or Millennium Line on a warm day. Visit one of the many outdoor pools, or play some pitch-andputt at Central Park. Cultivate your spirit of adventure. Spring is here, and summer can’t be far behind. These are two great cities, and this magazine offers you a glimpse. Explore, and enjoy.
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FARMERS MARKETS Burnaby Farmers Market In 2013, there will be a farmers market every Saturday from May 4 to Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the north parking lot of city hall, 4949 Canada Way (near Deer Lake Parkway). The market features produce, pottery, baking, honey, jams, jewellery, crafts and more. A book exchange, children’s play tent, and local musicians will also provide entertainment for the whole family. Info: www.artisanmarkets.ca and 604-628-8226.
Royal City Farmers Market Over in New Westminster, the Royal City Farmers Market brings you fresh, local foods, homemade goodies and hand-created crafts, as well as music and kids’ activities at every market. The market is Thursday afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. and runs from June 6 to Oct. 10. The Royal City market is in the parking lot of Tipperary Park, 190 4th St., beside New Westminster city hall. Info: www.rcfm.ca or 778-928-RCFM (7236).
Heritage Home Tour New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society presents a tour of homes. You won’t want to miss this year’s outstanding line-up of beautiful homes. When: Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets on sale May 4. Info: www.newwestheritage.org.
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Fraser Foreshore Park Fraser Foreshore Park runs from Boundary Road to the Big Bend area along the river. The current eastern edge of the park, near the Canadian National Railway crossing of the Fraser River, is becoming an important environmental area. Getting there: From Marine Way in South Burnaby, turn south down to the very end of Byrne Road.
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my city Central Valley Greenway The 24-km urban trail is great for everything from cycling to walking to wheelchairs, and parallels the Millennium SkyTrain Line from River Market in Downtown New Westminster through Burnaby to Science World in Vancouver.
lake are restricted to walkers and runners. About 10 kilometres (six miles) in length, a lap around the lake is a favourite among runners. It is considered an important wildlife sanctuary with over 100 bird species visiting or calling the lake home.
the shoreline or just bask in the sun. Picnic tables and barbeques are scattered under shady trees and a concession stand, change rooms and outdoor showers are available in summer.
Deer Lake Park Deer Lake Park is a gorgeous blend of nature and culture all in one place. Enjoy the walking trails with scenic views along the lake, or visit the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Hart House Restaurant. During the busy summer festival season, the park is a bustling hub of activity.
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area The mountain, water and city views from high atop Burnaby Mountain make this 1,423-acre park popular for locals and visitors alike. The mountain is popular with mountain bikers because of demanding climbing and downhill tracks. Trail runners, hikers and walkers will also find the mountain a great place to explore.
The view from the top of Burnaby Mountain is Central Park nothing short of stunning. Towering Douglas fir, hemlock, poplar and maple trees can be found in this urban forest Barnet that boasts an 8.5-km web of wellMarine Park Burnaby Lake marked wooded trails criss-crossing Regional Park North of Burnaby Mountain lies the park. Thereâ€™s also a pitch-andBurnaby Lake is the most popuBarnet Marine Park, located on the putt golf course, tennis courts, garlar park administered by Metro spectacular Barnet Inlet. This linear dens, playgrounds, an outdoor pool, Vancouver, with the most annual park is a favourite of water lovers as baseball diamonds, playing fields visitors. The trails which circle the one can swim in the ocean, explore and Swangard Stadium.
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Queen’s Park is New Westminster’s flagship park, and features everything from a spray park and petting zoo to playgrounds, picnic areas and sports fields.
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We are very proud of our parks, heritage sites and recreational facilities. More than 25 per cent of our city is dedicated to green space; dozens of cultural and heritage sites enliven our City; and we have Western Canada’s second largest shopping mall. We’ve got it all. Visit Burnaby Village Museum and the Parker Carousel, ride the miniature train at Confederation Park, watch a parade, take in the Roots and Blues festival, or catch a sporting event at Swangard Stadium. This Guide has great suggestions for fun and exciting things to do and see in Burnaby. Please use it to help you enjoy our wonderful city!
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All Burnaby outdoor pools open June 3. All offer public swims 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Check the Burnaby leisure guide for Saturdays and Sunday, most offer at least noon-5 p.m. Between July 2 and Aug. 25 the pools are open until 7:30 p.m. during the week and Kensington, McPherson and Robert Burnaby are open until 7 p.m. on weekends, while Central Park closes at 6 p.m. Call 604-570-4000 for more information.
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Burnaby Rhododendron Festival A blend of art and horticulture, entertainment, miniworkshops, tours, commercial plant sales, interactive arts activities and a silent auction. The 25th annual Burnaby Rhododendron Festival is free and will be held Sunday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Visit www. brags.ca.
Great Salmon Send-Off Experience the thrill of releasing baby coho to begin their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Hosted by the Stoney Creek Environment Committee. The event is Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jennifer Atchison Environmental Centre (2740 Beaverbrook Cr.), next to Stoney Creek Elementary in Burnaby. Info: www.scec.ca or phone 604-420-0771.
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Hyack Parade B.C’s largest international parade is coming to New Westminster and includes up to 140 entrants from B.C. and the U.S. Colour, pageantry, music and eye-catching floats. Parade travels Eighth Avenue and Sixth Street, down Sixth Street to Queens Avenue, then to Queen’s Park. When: Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m.
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DiverseCity Multicultural Festival Arts, crafts, history, culture and food from all over the world will be found at the DiverseCity Multicultural Festival next to River Market at Westminster Quay. When: Saturday, May 18, from noon to 6 p.m. Info: visit www.downtownnewwest.ca.
Uptown Live! Uptown Live was introduced in 2012 to follow Hyack parade. The event returns and the parade crowd will be once again entertained by some of the best of B.C.’s thriving Indie music scene, plus there will be a kids’ stage, interactive zones, sponsor activation and a host of food and entertainment exhibits. When: Saturday, May 25, 1 to 6 p.m.
Hyack Festival Week Hyack Festival Week is May 17 to 26, and features events that are affordable, multicultural and inter-generational so children, youth, adults and seniors can participate together in the ‘Spirit of Community.’ Festival Week highlights include the Ancient and Honorable Hyack Anvil Battery Salute, May Day celebrations, the acclaimed Uptown Live! street festival and the iconic Hyack International Parade. For more information, visit hyack.bc.ca.
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Sapperton Days Street Festival Sapperton businesses shut down East Columbia Street and host a street party. The event includes bouncy castles, clowns, music and food. When: Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: New Westminster.
Victoria Day at the Village The royal birthday is celebrated with special entertainment all day long. When: Monday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Phone 604-297-4565.
Hats Off Day Burnaby’s biggest street party of the year is a time when the Heights merchants take their hats off to their community and customers. The Hastings Street event features a parade followed by a street party. When: Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue. Info: www.burnabyheights.com .
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With the construction of the new Edmonds Aquatic and Community Centre in Richmond Park, the annual Canada Day celebration in southeast Burnaby was moved to Ron MacLean Park in 2012. Stay tuned for details for 2013, visit burnaby.ca. Burnaby Village Museum hosts Burnaby’s official Canada Day celebration. Enjoy entertainers, activities and birthday cake. Admission free. When: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Info: 604-297-4565.
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my city Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival The 14th annual Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival features internationally acclaimed artists, and the headliner this year is Blue Rodeo. Children’s activities on site. When: Saturday, Aug. 10. Where: Deer Lake Park. Visit www.burnabybluesfestival.com.
Edmonds City Fair & Classic Car Show Enjoy food, music and see some fabulous cars on Edmonds Street between Canada Way and Kingsway. When: Sunday, July 21.
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival The Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival can be a hot time, but organizers have ways of making sure you stay cool.
Symphony in the Park Hear the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the gorgeous setting of Deer Lake Park as you sit on a blanket or lounge in a folding chair.
This free event is hugely popular every year, and this year is the 25th annual event. When: Sunday, July 14, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The 18th annual festival is June 22 and 23 at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby and is a celebration of the traditions and festivities of Scandinavian Midsummer. It’s a weekend of activities, history and entertainment for the whole family. Visit: www.scandinavianmidsummerfestival.com.
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June also marks the wrap up of another year at the Shadbolt Centre with live at the ‘Bolt (June 20) and the MidsuMMeR Festival (June 22 – 23).
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Discover something new at the euRopean Festival (May 25 – 26) which has expanded to a two-day festival. Sample European fare while enjoying music and dancing from across the continent.
Summer wouldn’t be complete with out more concerts at Deer Lake Park, catch siguR Rós on (May 27) before Blue Rodeo headlines the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival (August 10).
Noted as Burnaby’s Best Festival, hats oFF daY (June 1) lets merchants thank their patrons with a street festival complete with entertainment, a parade and tasty samplings from the best of Hastings Street.
For more summer concerts as well as a full calendar of events in Burnaby to plan your summer, visit tourism Burnaby.com.
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Put on by New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre, Riverfest is a local celebration to mark B.C. and World Rivers Day. On Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, people are invited down to the New Westminster Quay to enjoy art exhibits, interactive activities from conservation organizations and community groups that build upon the river and environmental themes. Live music and entertainment will complete the weekend as part of this family-friendly festival. Visit fraserriverdiscovery.org for more details.
Kensington Community Fair Enjoy a BBQ lunch and live entertainment while visiting activity stations and interactive displays. For kids of all ages. Free admission. When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Kensington Park (Kensington and Hastings), Burnaby. Info: 604-671-1000.
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We have a great selection of organic and conventional farmers, a wide variety of prepared food vendors and many wonderful local crafters. Listen to the great live music, read the newspapers, exchange a book at our book exchange, play chess, backgammon at our games table. Bring the kids to play in our Kids Tent. Park right at the market.
Fall Fair Enjoy an old-fashioned fall fair complete with games of chance, entertainment and crafts at Burnaby Village Museum. Also a baking, jams and preserves competition and best of the summer harvest vegetable competition. At 6501 Deer Lake Ave. When: Monday, Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Haunted Village at Burnaby Village The circus is coming Oct. 25-27. The ghoul community in the village is hosting a traveling circus. Problems ensue. Come join the dead-folk and help solve the mystery. Fun for all brave families. From 6-9 p.m., 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-293-6500.
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There are three ceremonies to choose from in Burnaby and New Westminster.
Remembrance Day Ceremonies Remembrance Day is acknowledged with a ceremony at the Royal Westminster Regiment’s Armoury, 530 Queens Ave. in New Westminster. In Burnaby, there are ceremonies in North Burnaby at Confederation Park (Willingdon and Pandora), and at the South Burnaby Legion Branch (No. 83), 5289 Grimmer. Watch the NewsLeader for full details in November.
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There’s a good chance you’ll meet Santa Claus himself at the CIBC Christmas Parade of Lights, held each year on Columbia Street in New Westminster.
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Games played May through July, with playoffs in August. Burnaby Lakers play home games Friday 7 or 7:45 p.m. at Bill Copeland Arena. New Westminster Salmonbellies play home games Thursdays, at 7 or 7:45 p.m., Queen’s Park Arena. Info: www.theboxrocks.com
B.C. Junior A Lacrosse Burnaby Jr. Lakers (11-time BCJALL champions) play home games Sundays, 7 p.m., Bill Copeland Arena, April through July. New Westminster Jr. Salmonbellies play mostly Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at Queen’s Park Arena. Info: www.bcjuniorAlacrosse.com
Harry Jerome Int’l Track Classic The Harry Jerome attracts elite track and field athletes and is part of the PacifiCanada Track and Field Series. The 2013 event is at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. When: July 1. Info: www.harryjerome.com.
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