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Burnaby and New Westminster
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My City: Showcasing your city 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 at the top of 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 diversity celebrated in the Royal City Pride Festival, 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. After all, My City is your city. —Chris Bryan, Editor
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FARMERS MARKETS BurnaBy Farmers market In 2014, there will be a farmers market every Saturday from May 3 to Oct. 25, 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, childrenâ€™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 kidsâ€™ activities at every market. The market is Thursday afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. and runs from June
5 to Oct. 9. 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 778928-RCFM (7236).
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Burnaby Rhododendron Festival
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EXPLORING YOUR BACKYARD RobeRt buRnaby PaRk A park of tall trees and deep ravines. Many of the trails here are on hills, so expect to do a bit of climbing. The effort is worth it however, as Robert Burnaby Park has many quiet corners and creekside spots to rest. Getting there: Follow Canada Way to 16th Avenue, turn northeast and then left on 1st Street.
b.C. PaRkway Cyclists commuting between Vancouver and New Westminster love the B.C. Parkway because it offers a car-free route. It’s also a great trip for families on bikes or just walking. Trails are paved in most sections. The parkway runs along the Expo SkyTrain line for 19 kilometres (11.8 miles) from Westminster Quay to False Creek in Vancouver.
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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buRnaby lake ReGional PaRk Burnaby Lake is the most popular park administered by Metro Vancouver, with the most annual visitors. The trails which circle the 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.
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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.
North of Burnaby Mountain lies Barnet Marine Park, located on the spectacular Barnet Inlet. This linear park is a favourite of water lovers as one can swim in the ocean, explore 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.
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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.
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.
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.
CentRal PaRk Towering Douglas fir, hemlock, poplar and maple trees can be found in this urban forest that boasts an 8.5-km web of well-marked wooded trails criss-crossing the park. There’s also a pitch-and-putt golf course, tennis courts, gardens, playgrounds, an outdoor pool, baseball diamonds, playing fields and Swangard Stadium.
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.
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
All Burnaby outdoor pools open June 2, but Central Park opens earlier May 19 with a limited schedule. 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 June 30 and Aug. 24 all four pools are open until 7:30 p.m. during the week. Call 604-570-4000 for more information.
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EVENTS & ATTrAcTioNS BurnaBy Village MuseuM 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 At the Movies – Enjoy a 20th century movie experience, see archival film footage and learn about Burnaby’s current film industry. Info: www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.
17th annual european FestiVal 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. This year’s featured nations are Metis Nation and Germany. When: Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 1-866-749-9208 or www.eurofestbcsociety.com.
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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 10 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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Where else can you see Queen victoria of england, in all her splendour? Why, by taking a step into the past of course, at victoria day celebrations at Burnaby village Museum.
BurnaBy rhododendron Festival A blend of art and horticulture, entertainment, mini-workshops, tours, commercial plant sales, interactive arts activities and a silent auction. The 26th annual Burnaby Rhododendron Festival is free and will be held Sunday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Visit www.brags.ca.
Mother’s day ConCert Celebrate Mother’s Day with the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra. The selected repertoire to be performed: Meistersinger Overture, Wagner, Sinfonia Concertante for 4 winds, Mozart and Symphony No. 8, Dvorak. Admission is by donation. When: Sunday, May 11, 2 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Info: www. masseytheatre.com.
viCtoria day at the village The royal birthday is celebrated with special entertainment all day long. When: Monday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Phone 604-297-4565.
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 24, 11 a.m.
hyaCk Festival Week Hyack Festival Week is May 17 to 25, 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 and the iconic Hyack International Parade. For more information, visit hyack. bc.ca.
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. This year’s theme is the Totally Awesome ’80s. When: Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue. Info: www.burnabyheights.com
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there are a number of great ways to celebrate canada Day this year in burnaby and new Westminster. this year, the city of burnaby has also added Swangard Stadium as a celebration venue.
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 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: New Westminster. .
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Celebrate Burnaby’s cultural diversity and enjoy entertainment, children’s arts and crafts from around the world and plenty of tasty treats. Where: Bonsor Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave. When: Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 The annual Canada Day celebration in southeast Burnaby will be held at Edmonds park, next to the new community centre. There will be games, multi-cultural entertainment, activities and food. Stay tuned for details at 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. The city is also planning a new Canada Day celebration to be held in the evening at Swangard Stadium. The event will feature music, family activities and a climactic fireworks display. Admission is free. Stay tuned for details at burnaby.ca.
The New Westminster Pride Festival returns in August, this time with a street party added to the mix.
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The 19th annual festival is June 21 and 22 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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August 23rd - presented by the businesses of Downtown New West and Trapp + Holbrook, come Get Trucked Up with us! Our first annual event was a huge success (some might say too successful!) so we’re bringing in 50 carts this year, 4 beer gardens, music, and more interactive fun. Easily accessible via Columbia or New West Skytrain Station, we close the street and open it up to the biggest food truck party in the province!
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July 13th - Presented by Key West Ford and the Downtown New West BIA. Join more than 130,000 spectators who flock to Downtown New West for the ultimate car & bicycle show. Don’t miss this exiting day of cool cars, great food and live entertainment! @downtownnewwest
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BURNABY’S BACKYARD BUSTLE HEAD TO BURNABY THIS SUMMER FOR A JAMPACKED SEASON OF SPORTING EVENTS, CULTURE, COMMUNITY FESTIVALS AND AWARD-WINNING MUSICIANS.
Another Burnaby favourite, the MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL (JUN 21 – 22) allows guests to discover all things Scandinavian while the GIRO DI BURNABY returns to the Burnaby Heights on July 10.
Kick off festival season with Burnaby’s official flower at the RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL (MAY 4). In addition to flowers, enjoy food and entertainment for the whole family.
DEER LAKE PARK
The EUROPEAN FESTIVAL is back (MAY 31 – JUN 1) and bigger than ever; sample food, dance to the music or just explore what the continent has to offer. Don’t miss Said the Whale as they perform on the Saturday night. On June 7, take part in Burnaby’s largest street festival — HATS OFF TO HEIGHTS DAY with food, entertainment and special offers from the merchants, before heading up to Swangard Stadium to watch the Canada — Japan International Rugby Match!
is a destination in itself this summer! Visit the Burnaby Village Museum with free admission all summer long as well as exhibits at the Burnaby Art Gallery and Deer Lake Gallery.
The park’s natural amphitheatre is once again home to the BURNABY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES! This year’s lineup includes City and Colour (MAY 23), the CBCMusic. ca Festival with headliner Tegan and Sara (JUN 14), the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the Park (JUL 13), Jack Johnson (AUG 21) and of course the annual Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival (AUG 9) with headliners Big Sugar and return artists Matt Anderson and Imelda May.
For the full summer calendar of events, as well as contests to win tickets to concerts and festivals, visit TourismBurnaby.com
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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 26th annual event. When: Sunday, July 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Enjoy food, music and see some fabulous cars on Edmonds Street between Canada Way and Kingsway. When: Sunday, July 20.
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New Westminster’s Pride Festival kicks off with a Stonewall dance at Metro Hall on Friday, Aug. 8. It culminates on Aug. 16 with a big street party on Columbia Street. For full details, visit www.newwestpride.com.
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12th Street muSiC FeStival Merchants and neighbourhood associations along New Westminster’s 12th Street shut down the street between Sixth and Eighth avenues to celebrate food, music and the cultural diversity of the strip. When: Sunday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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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. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27, 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.
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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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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. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Kensington Park (Kensington and Hastings), Burnaby. Info: 604-671-1000.
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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. 1, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Haunted Village at BurnaBy Village The circus is coming Oct. 23. 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: 604-2936500.
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35 Annual Homes Tour and Tea Sunday, May 25 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 3 at these locations:
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or purchase online at www.NewWestHeritage.org This year’s tour will include 14 venues that feature an eclectic mix of residential and commercial properties - from one of the earliest homes built in Queen’s Park in 1891 - to a mid-century modern church built in 1959. Two buildings will be open for touring for the last time before facing demolition. A light tea (scones and tea) is included in your ticket price ($40 per ticket or $35 for members of the Preservation Society).
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre Metrotown Complex, Burnaby, BC
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giRo Di buRnaby Some of the top bike racers in North America will speed through the streets of Burnaby Heights at the Giro di Burnaby on July 10. The 1.3 km criterium race is part of BC Superweek, a series of races around Metro Vancouver that attract some of the sport’s elite men and women. Racing starts at 6 p.m.
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.
HeRitage cHRistmas at buRnaby Village museum Enjoy a traditional 1920s Christmas at the village, beautifully decorated for the festive season. Highlights include a visit with Father Christmas, performances from Footlight Theatre and Christmas baking in the farmhouse. When: From Nov. 22 to Dec. 11, noon to 4:30; Dec. 13 to Jan. 2, noon to 9 p.m. Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Phone 604-297-4565. Visit: burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.
cHRistmas cHeeR at iRVing House Travel back in time to the days of holly, ivy and old St. Nicholas! Irving House in New Westminster will be decked out in Victorian Christmas splendour for the holiday season. Enjoy live Christmas music with a variety of performers in the parlour and make a small decoration for one of the Irving House Christmas trees. When: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., December 6, 7, 13 and 14. Where: 302 Royal Ave.
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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA 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. 6 and 13. Groups of six can sign up seatings Dec 6, 7, 13 and 14. For more info, call 604-527-4640. Where: 302 Royal Ave.
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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 2014 event is at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. When: July 10. Info: www.harryjerome.com.
PACIfIC INTERNATIONAL JuNIOR B HOCkEy LEAguE The Grandview Steelers play their home games at the Burnaby Winter Club, 4990 Canada Way. Info: www. pijhl.com.
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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
The Vancouver Northwest Giants also play their home games at the Burnaby Winter Club on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. Info: www.bchockey.net/ MML.
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
Canada’s national men’s rugby team will be playing a test match against Japan at Swangard Stadium on June 10, 6 p.m. The match is part of the Pacific Nations Cup, an important tournament leading up to the World Cup in 2015 to be held in England. Info and tickets: www. rugbycanada.ca
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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 variety of events including conferences, craft fairs and concerts. Visit: shadboltcentre.com.
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The BAG is dedicated to presenting contemporary and historical art exhibits and events by local, regional, national and international artists in its Deer Lake Park gallery. Visit: burnabyartgallery.ca. 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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WIN Two tickets to Scandinavia (donated YOU COULD by Icelandair) and $2500 cash prizes t h JUNE 20: 8pm-1am “Ember Skies” 19+ Dance JUNE 21: 10:00 am to 6:00pm Family Festival 6pm to 11pm Bonfire Dance JUNE 22: 10am – 4pm 2pm Wife Carrying
fridaY, June 21: splendub presents midsummer “ember sky” 19 + Youth dance Paavo nurmi run saturday morning viking village cultural displays shopping Kiosks dancing Bonfire Beer garden music midsummer Pole traditional scandinavian foods volvo club wife carrying contest scandinavian community centre, 6540 thomas street, Burnaby (604) 294-2777 directions: Kensington ave & HwY #1; exit 32 eastbound or exit 33 westbound from HwY #1
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www.scandinavianmidsummerfestival.org FRIDAY, JUNE 20: Splendub presents Midsummer “Ember Skies” 19 + Youth Dance JUNE 21–22: Paavo Nurmi Run Saturday morning Viking Village Cultural Displays Shopping Kiosks Dancing Bonfire Beer Garden Music Midsummer Pole Traditional Scandinavian Foods Volvo Club Wife Carrying Contest Kid’s activities Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby (604) 294-2777 Directions: Kensington Ave & HWY #1; Exit 32 Eastbound or exit 33 Westbound from HWY #1
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photo contest Congratulations to Chris Ostenstad, winner of the My City Photo Contest. She has won a Kodak camera along with gift certificates from Canadian Tire. Chris’s photo of Burnaby Mountain at sunset is rich in colours with an outstanding view which captured the beauty of the community. Thank you all who entered! Please be sure to visit our website for more contests.
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Warmer Days! Outdoor Fun! Enjoy one of Burnaby’s four neighbourhood outdoor pools this summer! • CENTRAL PARK POOL 6110 Boundary Road OPENS MAY 19 • KENSINGTON POOL 700 Hammarskjold Drive OPENS JUNE 2 • McPHERSON POOL 5485 Rumble Street OPENS JUNE 2 • ROBERT BURNABY POOL 8175 Wedgewood Street OPENS JUNE 2
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JUNE: Loonie Swim (All Pools) 1-5:00pm JULY & AUGUST: Public Swim 1-5pm • Loonie Swim 6-7:30pm • Morning Lap Swim see www.burnaby.ca/outdoorpools for specific times and complete schedules
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Where the FUN never stops! SPECIAL EVENTS IN NORTHWEST BURNABY Giro di Burnaby • July 10 • 6-9:30pm Willingdon Park Community Fair • August 14 • 5-8pm
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