The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the
Burnaby Neighbourhood House

We are ready for spring! What happened these past few weeks? The Burnaby Firefighters served pancake breakfast by donation at the 'Walk with the Mayor' event, our BNH preschoolers took the opportunity to pose with cherry blossom trees and blowing bubbles, and our community garden received lumber to make new garden beds!

As restrictions continue to ease, we are opening up more in-person programs. See what is 
happening this month below!

Community Events & News

Income Tax Clinics

Online registrations are open!
at South House and North House

Need some help preparing your tax return? Volunteers can help Burnaby residents complete income tax returns for low income earners.
For more information and criteria of eligibility, go to 

Volunteers Needed!

Environmental Art Display Attendant
February 23rd to April 30th
at Metropolis at Metrotown

Metropolis at Metrotown's Washed Ashore Art Exhibit is an environmental exhibit that features large sculptures of ocean animals created from waste recycled from the Pacific Ocean. BNH is looking for volunteer attendants for this exhibition. See poster for more details.

Children (ages 0-12)

In-Person Family Drop-In 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
at South House (4460 Beresford St)

All families with children aged 0-5 years are welcome to join our In-person and virtual family place for circle time, books, and a wide variety of children activities that support your child’s development.
To register, email or call 604-431-0400

Sweets & Treats

Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, May 10, from 4:30 PM to 6 PM
via Zoom

For children 7 to 10 years old.
Do you love eating baked goodies and sweets? Learn how to make your own treats at home with yummy, simple recipes!
Follow along with program facilitator Vanessa as she gives easy, step-by-step instructions. Go to poster for more details.

To register, email


Foundations of Leadership (Grades 8-9)

now open for summer registrations!

Foundations offers a strong base of theoretical and practical leadership skills. Youth spend time making connections, learning about our community while also doing volunteer work that supports Neighbourhood House programs. See poster for details.  
For more information or to register, email

Future Leaders (Grades 10-12)

Our Future Leaders' program will help you gain leadership experience and employment readiness skills. What’s more, we offer fun workshops and mentorship programs. Sign-up now! Next cohort starts April 18, 2022. See poster for more details.
For more information or to register, email

PATH Youth Employment Program

Now recruiting!

We are currently recruiting participants for the 4th cohort of our PATH Youth Employment Program. The program aims to help youth overcome barriers to employment through career training, skills development, employment counselling, job search strategies and work experience with local employers. Learn more about the program hereTo register, email or call 236-889-4065.

Adults (18+)

Life Writing

Tuesdays from 1 PM to 3 PM
at North House (4908 Hastings St)

Do you want to tell your life story? Would you like to record your memories as a written legacy for your family? Join us for an hour or two each week to share your writing with an audience of like-minded people.
For more info or to register, email or call 604-294-5444.

In-Person EAL Classes

Mondays from 3 PM to 4 PM
at North House (4908 Hastings St)

Are you an intermediate English speaker waiting for a chance to meet new people, learn Canadian culture, and boost your English? This new in-person EAL conversation workshop would be right for you! See poster for details.
For more info or to register, email or call 604-294-5444.

Qi Gong

Mondays, 2 PM to 3 PM via Zoom

*NEW!* Thursdays, 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Willingdon Heights Park (June - Aug 2022)

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. See poster for more details.
For more info or to register, email or call 604-294-5444.

Cook + Chat with Lynn

Thursdays, from 10 AM to 12 PM
Fridays, from 10 AM to 12 PM
via Zoom

Join us as we cook together, from the comfort of our own homes! Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation. To register, email or call 604-431-0400.

EAL Classes

Various times/dates
via Zoom

English as an Additional Language (EAL) are volunteer-led and are available throughout the year for both beginners and intermediate level students. See poster here.
For more information, call 604-431-0400.

Digital Literacy Program

Online and in-person available
via Zoom, South House, North House

Do you need tech help? Some people may not feel confident when navigating today's online world. But we can help! If you or your family needs help with online technical support. BNH is here for you! We can support you in Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean, and Punjabi.
For more information, please see our poster here.

Seniors (55+)

The April Seniors Newsletter is now available.
Check it out here!

*NEW!  Click here for the Chinese translation of the April Seniors Newsletter.

Wills and Estates

Wednesday, April 27th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM
via Zoom

Becoming well-informed about Wills and estate planning principles is necessary to ensure that your assets go to whom you wish them to go to after you die. See poster for details.

For more information or to register, contact Faryar at 604.431.0400 or

Dance for Well-Being

Fridays, April 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

via Zoom

A free program for seniors and their family and friend caregivers

► Sessions will offer seniors a space to gather, move together and express themselves through dance.
► Sessions include a warm-up, movement/dance activities with seated and standing options.

See poster for more details.

For more information or to register, email Faryar or call 604-375-7558.

Tai Chi & Sword for Beginners

Tai Chi: 10 AM to 11 AM 
Sword: 11 AM to 12 PM

This slow and graceful exercise helps improve muscle strength and cardio health. 

Registration required.  Email or call 604-431-0400.

Seniors Mondays

Mondays from 10 AM to 12 PM
at North House

Join us for coffee, tea, and snacks. Light lunch (Soup & a bun - by donations). Drop by and meet your neighbours, have a conversation with coffee or tea, share interest and remain social. Click here to see poster.

Registration required.  Email or call 604-294-5444

Caregiver Support Groups

2nd and 4th Monday of every month, from 6 PM to 8 PM
via Zoom

Are you a friend or family member who provides unpaid care for an adult or senior?
Are you looking for a safe and confidential group to share your experiences and challenges with other unpaid caregivers?
Are you looking for other resources or workshops to help and support you with this important role? 

See poster for more details.

For more information, email Kathy or call 236.885.7303.


English Conversation Circle

Thursdays, 1 PM to 2:15 PM
via Zoom

This program is a great opportunity for newcomers to practice English, build confidence, meet new people and have fun!
For more information or to register, please email or 236-877-2517.

BNH Resources

BNH Food Hubs

at both Houses

With funding from the United Way Local Love campaign we are now the South and North Food Hubs for Burnaby. This includes coordination for food security issues for Burnaby residents who are experiencing food insecurity. Burnaby residents and service providers can contact us for more information on available food resources.

For more information, please see our website here

Family Outreach Support

at both Houses

Our Family Outreach Workers are always here for Burnaby families with children 0-12 years old.  Our services phone check-ins, connections to local community resources and programs, grocery/food security for low-income families.

For more information, please see the poster here. 

Seniors Outreach Support

at both Houses

We are taking self-referrals as well as referrals from BC211 and community agencies for Burnaby seniors.  Our services include phone check-ins, grocery shopping and other essentials for seniors who can pay, and food security for low income seniors.

For more information, please see the poster here. 

4460 Beresford Street
Burnaby, BC | V5H 0B8
Phone: 604.431.0400

4908 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC | V5B 1P6
Phone: 604.294.5444

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