The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the
Burnaby Neighbourhood House

January was about art. Local artists came together and created the Stride Burnaby Arts Festival, from visual arts - where anyone in the area can witness art installations and murals - to musical performances, where communities from afar were able to participate on the digital platform. What we found is that art creates a more connected community, where individuals of different backgrounds share a common experience, learn new perspectives, and understand one another better. Thank you to all those who participated in the Festival.

Now let's see what else is happening this month!

Income Tax Clinics

Online registration opens on February 19th
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 

How to Speed Up Your Computer

Thursday, February 18th, from 3 PM to 4 PM
via in-person at South House (space limited) or Zoom

Ever wonder why your computer is so slow? Does it take a long time for a document to open on your computer? Join the Digital Literacy team as they go through the various ways you can speed up your computer. 
For more information or to register, please email:


Cook and Chat!

Thursdays, 11 AM to 12 PM
via Zoom

There are still spaces in this Thursday Cook and Chat! with Lynn. Participants will enjoy learning how to cook simple recipes with good conversations.
For more information or to register, please email

Drawing Class for Kids

Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 5 PM
Duration: March 6 to April 6, 2021
via Zoom

Does your child like to draw? Nurture their creativity through our free virtual drawing classes for kids (age 4-7), led by art instructor, Saba. 
For more information or to register, please email

Virtual Mother Goose Program

Tuesdays, from 11 AM to 11:30 AM
via Zoom

This is a virtual fun group experience that introduces parents and their babies and toddlers aged two and under to the pleasure and power of rhymes, songs, and stories together.

For more information, please see our poster here.



Tuesdays, from January 26 to March 2
6:30 PM to 8 PM
via Zoom

Self-Care is an online English Language Group whose topics involve many interesting elements that contribute to mental health, like laughter, nature, exercise, and more!

For more information or to register, please email

Fill-A-Bowl for Families

Fundraiser for Food Hubs in March

During the month of March, individuals can support the BNH Food Hubs by purchasing clay bowls made by accomplished artisans from all over the Lower Mainland.
Clay bowls are $25 each and all funds raised will go directly towards the BNH Food Hubs. Keep an eye out for a special email about this in a couple weeks!

Cooking for Young Chefs

Sundays, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Duration: March 14 - 29, 2021
via Zoom

Young chefs (ages 5-12) will learn valuable kitchen skills, including knife safety, measuring tips, and how to use an oven! Come join us for some fun and food! Adult supervision required.
For more information, go to poster or email to register.

Art Class with Ana-Francisca

Mondays, 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Duration: March 1 - 22, 2021
via Zoom

Learn valuable art techniques and advance your skills with the help of our experienced instructor, Ana-Francisca, through this 4-week course.
Click here for more information or to register.

We Are Burnaby

Deadline: ongoing basis

We Are Burnaby is an online living magazine that aims to foster community engagement and connection. It is a community inspired initiative that showcases the resilience and determination of Burnaby community members through written and visual expression and storytelling.  Interested in sharing your art, poetry or story? Visit We Are Burnaby or send an email

Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants

Deadline: ongoing basis

The Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (RNSG) are back! Do you have an idea that can help bring the community together? RNSG provides grants up to $500 for projects that help connect people socially.
For more information, please go to the website.

Virtual Family Drop-In

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10 AM to 10:30 AM (for English)
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (for Spanish)

via Zoom

Families will have the opportunity to connect with and support each other in our community. With the same nursery rhymes, story time and a wide variety of kid activities that support your child development, our goal is to make our families feel like they’re right back at our Family Drop-In – but in the comforts of your own home! Information on community resources and parenting support are also available.

Virtual English Conversation Classes

Mondays & Thursdays at 1 PM to 2 PM
Tuesdays at 6 PM to 7 PM
Saturdays at 10:30 to 11:30

via Zoom

Our online English Conversation classes are designed for participants that would like to continue their learning during these challenging times. These classes are a fun way to engage in conversation, make new friends, and experiencing learning online.
For more information, email

Computer Drop-In & Webcafe

In person & online available
at both Houses and via Zoom

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.

Virtual Qi-Gong

Mondays from 2 PM to 3 PM
via Zoom

Discover some basic concepts of qi (vital life force energy) to enhance your own awareness about energy. Learn gentle movement routines that can add to anyone's repertoire for health, stress management and fitness.

For more information, please call 604-294-5444 or email.

Virtual Yoga

Mondays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM &
Wednesdays from 10 AM to 11 AM

via Zoom

Join us for our yoga class (beginner) via Zoom. Certified Yoga teacher, Mayra Chavez, will practice Pranayama, Asanas, Kundalini and Meditation. You will discover many wonderful yoga poses to incorporate into your daily practice. 

To register, email North House.

Seniors Group Chat

Mondays from 11 AM to 12 PM
via Zoom

If you are a senior and would like to stay connected with other seniors, please join our virtual group chat via Zoom to meet new friends and keep your mind active!

Registration required. Email or call 604-294-5444.

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

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. 

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Burnaby, BC | V5H 0B8
Phone: 604.431.0400

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Burnaby, BC | V5B 1P6
Phone: 604.294.5444

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