The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the
Burnaby Neighbourhood House

On September 29th, Burnaby Neighbourhood House program participants and staff were encouraged to wear an orange shirt to help raise awareness of the impacts of residential schools and in remembrance - every child matters. Some of our programs also were engaged in special activities to recognize and to learn about Truth and Reconciliation.

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

Community Events & News

BNH Membership Month

Have you renewed your membership yet for this year? We strongly encourage you to become a BNH member, if you haven't already! Membership is effective from September 1 to August 31 every year. 

To sign up or renew your membership, go here.

Sharing Cultures Dinner

Tuesday, October 25th, 6 PM to 8 PM
at South House

This month we are celebrating Thailand with our neighbours! Tickets must be purchased in advance at the South House office reception.
Tickets: $5 adults, $3 children, and Free for children under 2 years.
Call: 604-431-0400 for more information.

STRIDE: Call for Artists!

Deadline: October 31st

Do you share our goal of connecting people with art and with each other? Can the arts strengthen a community? Apply now to be part of the 2023 STRIDE Burnaby Arts Festival team.
Accepted artist/presenter will present one or more Stride Festival elements during our February 3-12 event. This year's theme is CONNECTIONS and will performances, community art displays, outdoor installations, artist talks, discussion panels, workshops, demos and more! We anticipate most programming will be offered IN-PERSON in accordance with BC Ministry of Health guidelines. 
To apply, go here.

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Deadline: November 9th
Do you have an idea to bring Burnaby neighbours together? Consider submitting a Neighbourhood Small Grant (NSG) and receive up to $500 for your project.
To learn more, go here.

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

Mentoring with Math

Wednesday or Thursdays, from 4 PM to 5 PM
via Zoom

This is an after-school free program for boys and girls in grade 3-7 who struggle with math. Children are matched virtually with mentors who help make math fun and achievable . Each session is 1 hour: the first hour is focused on math, while the last portion is spent building a friendship between the child and mentor through play. 

For more info and to register, please visit

Adults (18+)

Leaf Pressing Workshop

Tuesday, October 25th, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM
at North House

Embrace fall with this fun, creative activity!!  Join us for this in-person workshop where you will learn how to press your very own collection of leaves and other botanicals. Create keepsakes for years to come!

For more info see poster and to register, please call 604-294-5444 or email

Slow Deep Breathing with the Essence of Pranayama

Mondays, 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.

Cardio Dance Class *COMING SOON!*

Mondays & Wednesdays, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 
at The Amazing Brentwood (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

Looking for a new class? Check out this fun Cardio Dance Class coming soon to our new location at Amazing Brentwood Mall!!

For more info see poster and to register, please call 604-294-5444 or email

Quilting for a Cause

Tuesdays, 1 PM to 3 PM 
at North House

Join us for heart-warming and fun quilt/craft-making sessions where you can make new friendships and create meaningful memories. No experience necessary! Know other craft-making techniques? We want to see you too! See poster for details.

If you’re interested, please email or call 604-294-5444.

Qi Gong

Mondays, 2 PM to 3 PM via Zoom
at Brentwood (2055 Rosser) AND via Zoom

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 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 about the various times/dates, call 604-294-5444 or go to

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

Pet Therapy

Friday, October 21st, from 2 PM to 3:30 PM
at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave)

This free program is for family and friend caregivers. Sessions offer participants a space to gather, socialize and have therapy together. See poster for details. To register, email Faryar or call 604-375-5778.


My Small Business

Registration Deadline: October 23, 2022

This is a pilot project for newcomer women with business ideas. If you are an immigrant or refugee woman with artisan skills you want to advance and begin your own business this program will help you develop the needed tools to do just that.  Over the course of the three phases of the program you will receive appropriate support to help you every step of the way. Interpretation and child-minding will be provided. See poster for details.

To apply please contact Rasha Youssef at or 604-431-0400.  The registration deadline is October 23, 2022.

La Casita - The Little House

Saturdays, Oct 29, Nov 12, Nov 26, Dec 10
9 AM to 10 AM

at South House (4460 Beresford)

This program is delivered in Spanish for parents with small children (1-3 years old). During the sessions, participants will enjoy story time To register, please contact Gisela at or 236-833-6515.

Conversation Circles for Spanish speaking Newcomers

Tuesdays, until December 13
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

at South House (4460 Beresford)

Calling all newcomers who speak Spanish, to a new, in-person Conversation Circle! This is a great opportunity to practice your English speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment. Please click here for full schedule and more info. To register, please contact Gisela at or 236-833-6515.

Conversation Circles for Farsi/Dari speaking Seniors

Two Wednesdays a month, until December 15
1 PM to 2:30 PM

at South House (4460 Beresford)

Calling all senior newcomers who speak Farsi and Dari, to a new, in-person Conversation Circle! This is a great opportunity to practice your English speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment. Please refer to the poster for full schedule and more info – click here for دری /فارسی, and for English click hereTo register, please contact Parisa at or 236-878-6295.

Art Sessions for Newcomer Children

Saturdays, from November 5 to 26
11 AM to 12 PM

at South House (4460 Beresford)

Join us for a weekly parent and child class where parents and kids can learn to draw together, make new friends and have fun. This is for children ages 7 to 12. Parent participation is required. See poster for details. To register please contact or 236-878-6295.


Conversation Circles for Farsi/Dari Speaking Newcomers

Thursdays, until December 15
2 PM to 3 PM

via Zoom

We meet weekly to talk about a variety of close-to-home topics. Not only will you learn more about your neighbours, the neighbourhood and get to make friends, you will improve your English speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment. Please refer to the poster for more info – click here for دری /فارسی, and for English click here
To register, please contact Parisa at or 236-878-6295. 

Women Support & Connection in Farsi/Dari

Saturdays, until November 19th
1 PM to 3 PM

at South House (4460 Beresford)

It will be informative and creative. You will be introduced to the Canadian financial system, healthy food and cooking choices, build self-esteem and self-confidence, enjoy doing art and fun activities. Snacks, tea and bus tickets will be provided. Childcare is also provided by registration. See the poster for more information. To register, please contact Parisa at or 236-878-6295.

Let's Chat Conversation Club

Tuesdays, until December 20th
10:30 AM to 12 PM

via Zoom

Registration for the English Conversation Club for Newcomers is now open! This program is a great opportunity for newest Neighbours to practice English, build confidence, meet new people and have fun! See poster for more details. To register, please scan the QR code on the poster or click here.

BNH Resources

BNH Food Hubs

at both Houses

We now have Food Hubs in South and North 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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