The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the
Burnaby Neighbourhood House

These past few weeks BNH staff and volunteers saw hundreds of community members come out to join in on the fun at our community BBQs and our BNH Street Party! It was so nice to see so many families and individuals participate in these community events, connecting and engaging with one another and learning more about the Burnaby Neighbourhood House.

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

Community Events & News

North Community BBQ

Tuesday, August 23rd, 5 PM to 7 PM
at North House parking lot

There is one more Community BBQ before summer ends! The North House Community BBQ will feature BBQ, activities and entertainment! Admission is by donation (minimum $2) and will include hot dog, chips & drink. Reserve your ticket at North House or by calling 604-294-5444. See poster for details.

Children & Youth 

In-Person Family Drop-In 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
at South House (4460 Beresford St)

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave)

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.
For more info, email or call 604-431-0400

Adults (18+)

Cooking Basics on a Budget

Thursdays, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24
from 11 AM to 1 PM
at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave)
This is a wonderful and fun opportunity where you get to learn, meet new people and share food! Each class, you’ll learn how to make budget-friendly food  and then connect with your classmates as you sample the food you’ve created together. See poster for more details.
For more info and to register, please email Janice at

Slow Deep Breathing with the Essence of Pranayama

Mondays & Thursdays, from 7 AM to 8 AM
via Zoom

 Pranayama is an ancient practice of controlling your breath. The practice involves breathing exercises and patterns which strengthen the connection between your body and mind. A regular practice of controlled breathing brings us numerous benefits to all of our existence: body, mind, spirit! For more info see poster. To register, please click here or scan the QR code on the poster.

Qi Gong

Mondays, 2 PM to 3 PM via Zoom

Thursdays, 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Willingdon Heights Park (June - Aug 2022), weather permitting

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.

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 August Seniors Newsletter is now available.
Check it out here!

Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
at BNH Community Hall

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is launching a new, low-cost, social activity day program for Burnaby seniors, called TAPS. The program is funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland. See poster for details and eligibility to join.

If you think this program is for you or someone you know, please call or email Swapna at 604-653-0249.

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.


Zumba Classes: Ladies only

Mondays, until September 5th
11 AM to 12:30 PM

at South House

An invitation to women and girls to spend a time of joy and stay fit. Child care is available. See poster for more details.

To register, email or call at 236-877-2517.

Parenting Classes

Thursdays, until September 15th
6 PM to 7 PM

via Zoom

Parenting sessions with Ms. Mona Al-Harbi! The program is presented online through Zoom for 8 weeks. See poster for more details.

To register, email or call at 236-877-2517.

Orientation to BC for Arabic Newcomers

Mondays, August 22, 29, and Sept 5
10 AM to 12 PM

via Zoom

This virtual session will be in Arabic and it will focus on BC's general overview of the lower mainland; public transport system, Education system, and available community resources. See poster for more details.

To register, email or call at 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 brochure 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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