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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: 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: or 778-928-RCFM (7236).

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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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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. There’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.

Westminster Pier Park Westminster Pier Park straddles the Fraser River in New Westminster (supported by 3,600 pilings) and when combined with the waterfront esplanade boardwalk creates a magnificent 2.5 km for waterfront walking.

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N BEHALF OF CITY COUNCIL, I’D LIKE TO welcome everyone to explore the wonderful recreational and cultural opportunities that Burnaby has to offer.

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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OUTDOOR POOLS New Westminster • Hume Park Outdoor Pool is open June 28 to Sept. 2. Hours are 1:15 to 8 p.m. every day. • Moody Park Outdoor Pool opens Monday, June 10, from 3:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, then 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends. Summer hours starting Friday, June 28 are 1:15 to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. This pool also closes after Sept. 2. Weekends are free at both pools. Burnaby Burnaby has four outdoor pools. They are: • Central Park - 6110 Boundary Road • Kensington Park - 700 Hammarskjold Drive • McPherson Park - 5485 Rumble Street • Robert Burnaby Park - 8175 Wedgewood Street Schedules

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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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The 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel is definitely worth a ride at Burnaby Village.

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To visit the museum is to step into the 1920s, and life as it might have been in Burnaby. Self-guided tours let you explore the farmhouse and village at your own pace. Period-costumed interpreters welcome guests and give demonstrations at the homes, businesses and shops of a traditional village. This year’s theme is the golden age of radio. A radio station, set up in Stride Studio, will transmit to vintage radios located throughout the site. Info:

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A visit to the European Festival packs the food and fun of 26 countries into two days.


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Enjoy the flavours of Europe as 26 nations share their culture at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. The festival includes cultural displays, an international marketplace, kids activities, delicious food, beer garden and an evening dance on the Saturday night. When: Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 1-866-749-9208 or

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.


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: 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.

You never know what you might see at Uptown Live! in New Westminster.

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

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

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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: .

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Canada Day Celebrations New Westminster New Westminster, celebrates with a Happy Birthday Canada party in Queen’s Park. When: Noon. In the afternoon, the action shifts to Westminster Pier Park on the river, where there will be multicultural festivities, kids activities and music. Fireworks over the river close the evening. When: from 4 to 11 p.m. Burnaby

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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 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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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:



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SPECIAL EVENTS IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD Giro di Burnaby July 11 • 6-9:30pm Willingdon Park Community Fair August 15 • 5-8pm


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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).

The season kicks off with the RhododendRon Festival (May 5). Celebrate Burnaby’s official flower with flora, food and fun for the whole family.

Mark your calendar for July 14 as the Canada Cup oF BeeR is perfectly timed as summer hits full swing. That same day, stay in Burnaby for the popular vanCouveR sYMphonY in the paRk – a free performance at Deer Lake Park!

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.

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A La Carte Menu In addition to the main runs in each community, public schools and even universities like Simon Fraser get into the act.

Terry Fox Run In Burnaby, the run is traditionally held at Central Park starting at the outdoor pool, with registration at 9 a.m. and the run starting at 10 a.m. Runs from two to 10 km. Check the NewsLeader or to confirm details closer to the Sunday, Sept. 15 run date. In New Westminster, the run starts at the River Market at New Westminster Quay, with 9 a.m. registration and 10 a.m. run start. Distances of 1 km to 10 km along a level course on the boardwalk. When: Sunday, Sept. 15. Run times/locations are tentative. See updates for runs in Burnaby and New Westminster at

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Today there are 100 boys singing in the Choir and 1000 Alumni members, many of whom can be found on stages around the globe. + The Choir performs for 10,000 students annually. + The BCBC was on the ice singing when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth dropped the puck at the Canucks Game! + The BCBC was the featured Choir in a TV Commercial for Domino's Pizza. + The Choir performed at the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. + The Choir sings in up to 10 languages. Burnaby auditions Wednesday, May 8 1-888-909-8282


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+ Rehearsals in Burnaby at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Wednesdays + Open to boys ages 7 to 24 who love to sing!


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Riverfest in September is a celebration of the Fraser River, and all rivers.

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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 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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Come and Join Us for a Pasta Feast at Greater Vancouver’s Original Pasta Bar “THE FIRST AND STILL THE BEST” 4260 Hastings Street, North Burnaby B.C. Canada V5C 2J6

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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CIBC Christmas Parade of Lights Each year, Hyack Festival Society kicks of the holiday season with a parade in Downtown New Westminster. From bands playing festive music to floats featuring reindeer, elves, candy canes and toys, it is a swirl of sound, colour and lights. Come and see Santa and Ms. Claus. When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m. start. Where: Columbia Street, Downtown New Westminster. Info: www.

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.


Wesburn Youth Soccer Club is devoted to teaching soccer skills to Burnaby’s youth 4-17 years old. We provide an environment where children can learn and practice the skill of soccer, and where they can learn interpersonal as well as leisure skills for life.

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Burnaby Art Gallery The BAG is dedicated to presenting contemporary and historical art exhibits and events by local, regional, national and international artists in the galleries of Ceperley House and throughout the community. The gallery, located at Deer Lake Park, facilitates the development of emerging artists and provides diverse art educational programming for children, adults and seniors as well as community projects and exhibitions in libraries and recreation centres. Visit:

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Shadbolt is a stunning multi-use facility nestled amongst the heritage buildings and the grassland of Deer Lake Park. The centre hosts a wide variety of events including conferences, meetings, award ceremonies, press conferences, gala dinners, weddings, recitals, festivals, craft fairs and concerts. Visit:

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Get in the holiday spirit by treating yourself to Victorian Tea in the Grandmother’s Room at Irving House in New Westminster. Surrounded by the splendour of a Victorian Christmas, you will be served tea and traditional holiday treats. Musical entertainment will complete an afternoon of relaxation and holiday cheer. Each seating accommodates six guests; individuals can sign up for the 3 p.m. sittings on Saturdays Dec. 7 and 14. Groups of six can sign up seatings Dec 7, 8, 14 and 15. For more info, call 604527-4640. Where: 302 Royal Ave.


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Developing Enquiring Young Minds FULL MONTESSORI CURRICULUM French, Music, Gymnastics, Yoga, Science, Art Small Group Lessons Daily • Infant Toddler Care (1-2.5 years) • All Day Daycare (2.5-5 years) • Pre-School Program (3-5 years) • Before & After School Care

Get your heart pumping with fast-paced sports action at just a fraction of what you’d pay for a Canucks game. Watch Western Lacrosse Association play with the Burnaby Lakers or New West Salmonbellies.

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The Scandinavian Community Centre is located on 4.2 acres in the heart of Burnaby. We have the space for you, whether it’s a workshop, wedding, birthday, anniversary, company picnic or celebration of life. We have a commercial kitchen, an outdoor deck and ample free parking.

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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:

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:

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:


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The Grandview Steelers play their home games at the Burnaby Winter Club, 4990 Canada Way. Info: www.pijhl. com.

B.C. Major Midget Hockey League The Vancouver Northwest Giants also play their home games at the Burnaby Winter Club on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. Info:

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Section Z of the April 26, 2013 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader