Dear <<First Name>>,

I hope all our community members are keeping cool and well! Just a reminder to always put your smile on and spend fun times with your loved ones. Back-to-school season is nearing, my children and I are cherishing these moments playing outdoor activities together! We are very lucky to be living near parks where we can enjoy the beautiful sunshine and nature.

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows." - Helen Keller

Have your say on B.C.'s permanent paid sick leave

You shouldn't ever have to lose out on pay to protect your own health when you are sick! To those who did not have the choice to decide whether to stay home or not, we want to hear from you.

As this pandemic taught us how important it is to stay home when you are unwell, our government is introducing three days of paid sick leave. This program will allow anyone to access paid sick days and rest at home whenever you need to.

We are inviting both workers and employers to participate in a short survey to help us shape the program. Please visit until September 14 to raise your voice. It does not require any of your personal information and all the responses will be kept confidential.

Skills training programs

With many people currently facing incredible challenges due to the impacts the pandemic has had on the job market, I am extremely excited to announce an investment of $95 million in skills training programs. My Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training is helping over 9,000 British Columbians to re-skill or up-skill, so they can find the right job for them as our economy continues to recover. Through these programs, we believe that people will be able to support themselves and their families while also boosting our local economies! 

If you or someone you know if unemployed or under-employed and looking to learn new skills, please visit here for more information. 
New grants to promote reconciliation by educating people about B.C.'s past

While B.C. joined confederation 150 years ago, the history of our places stretched back to time immemorial. To heal and move forward, it is important that all of us see ourselves reflected in B.C.'s heritage and cultural programs. As an immigrant/settler myself, I believe that it is important for us to educate ourselves to honour the resilience both Indigenous and non-Indigenous marginalized communities have shown.

Our government is announcing the new $30 million 150 Time Immemorial grant program that will support projects focused on advancing reconciliation and promoting inclusivity and diversity for the province’s future.

Together, we can reflect on our whole story and work together to make B.C. even better for generations to come. To learn more, please click here.
Additional financial support for Lytton, wildfire evacuees

As British Columbians, we deeply care about helping others who are going through challenging times. The recent wildfire affected Burnaby as well a few days ago, smoke covering our sky. 

To help people in Lytton, our government is teaming up with the Red Cross to provide Lytton area household impacted by the wildfire with one-time $2,000 payments. In addition, all other households in B.C. under mandatory evacuation orders for longer than 10 consecutive days will be eligible to receive a one-time payment as well.

"Beyond the current supports to address immediate needs, we're hoping that by putting cash in the pockets of those who have lost everything, we can help them find some comfort during this difficult time." said Premier John Horgan.

If you would like to learn more, please check here.

I'm here for you

As always, if you have questions or need any assistance with provincial COVID-19 and wildfire supports, please reach out. Thank you for trusting me to support you again as your MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake. For constituency-related questions, you can reach me at (604) 775-0565 or For all inquiries about my capacity as Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, please email


Anne Kang, MLA
Burnaby-Deer Lake
Calling all local Burnaby Artists & Performers for a Family- Friendly Open Mic  Night! Come hang out and enjoy a great night of music, fun and talent!  

Sat, August 7. | 6-8 pm  
Edmonds Community Plaza (7433 Edmonds)

Be sure to RSVP at!

WE IMAGINE - Summer Storytime 
Available Dates: July 31, August 7, August 14, 2021
Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
Duration: 1 hour
The City of Lougheed Centre 9855 Austin Avenue 
Outside of the center entrance
Next to IHOP Burnaby, BC V3J 1N4
About Event: Summer Storytime takes place outdoors in the sunshine. Every Saturday at 10 AM, a Storytime Storyteller entertains children with a variety of books.
Registration: Registration is free. Please visit this link and click the orange ‘select a date’ box. Book tickets for your preferred date.
Things to Note: 
  1. Bring sun protection and water since the event takes place outside 
  2. If the event is canceled, a notification will be sent through your booking email
  3. If the event is canceled, take-home crafts will be available for pick up at Guest Services for the attendees
  4. Please do not attend if you and/or your child are feeling unwell
  5. Adults and older children are recommended to wear masks
  6. Please respect physical distancing
  7. Book your reading online. No walk-ins permitted
  8. One parent must be present with each child, a maximum of 2 adults per family is allowed
  9. Sessions are limited to 15 children maximum
  10. If you are unable to attend a class you registered for, please cancel your booking to allow someone else to use the spot. Please send an email to to cancel.
Unleash Imagination: Storytime & Crafts:
Available Dates: Sunday, August 1 (storytime); Sunday, August 8 (craft)
Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
Duration: 1 hour
The Amazing Brentwood Shopping Centre
4567 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z6
About Event: Explore creativity with alternating weekly stories and crafts at Brentwood Shopping Centre.
Registration: Registration is free. Please visit this link and click the orange ‘select a date’ box. Book tickets for your preferred date.
Things to Note: 
  1. Please do not join if you are feeling unwell
  2. Book your session online. No walk-ins permitted
  3. Seats will be arranged so that everyone is safe and physically distanced
  4. If you are unable to attend a session you registered for, please cancel your booking so that someone else may reserve the spot.
Teen Advisory Group

Are you a youth wanting to make library services better? Come join teens from Burnaby!

Wed, September 1 | @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online on Zoom
Register by emailing for the Zoom link.
For more information and registration, visit :
Letters to the MLA from our youth

Have thoughts you would like to share with the MLA? We'd love to hear them! We welcome submissions from all youth of Burnaby-Deer Lake. Email us at with your letter to the MLA.

No submissions this week.
COVID-19 updates from the BC Centre for Disease Control
There is a total of 2,411 active cases in British Columbia as of August 6, 2021. A total of 147,627 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Fraser Health Authority, which includes the City of Burnaby, has a total of 86,881 confirmed cases, of which 486 are active.

As of today, there are more than 3,205,006 completed tests. Our province has adjusted testing to 607,086 people per 1,000,000.

Total vaccine doses administered in B.C. is 6,993,104.

For more information, please visit BCCDC's website
COVID Resources
For medical info, visit or call 811 
For vaccination info, visit 
For financial supports for people and businesses, visit this page
For PHO orders and guidance, visit this page
For seniors looking for additional support, or for those looking to support seniors, call 211 or visit 
For virtual mental health resources, click here.   
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Community Office Information
With the recent Restart BC announcement, our office is open for walk-in inquires again! Our office hour is from Monday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm (excluding statutory holidays). We encourage constituents to contact us by phone or email for constituency services. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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