Visit the Burnaby Village Museum for a container garden workshop! (Alpha Frias / Shutterstock)

What’s going on in Burnaby: Aug. 12-21

Need something to get up to this week?

By Marco Ovies | August 12, 2022 |5:00 am

If your calendar for next week is still looking a little empty, here are some Burnaby events for you to check out.

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Container Gardening Workshop

On Aug. 21 you can head over to the Burnaby Village Museum to learn how to grow your own garden, even if you’re short on space. This event costs $22 per project (up to four people can work on one project) and all you’re required to bring is a container. For more information and to register you can visit the Burnaby Village Museum website.

Address: Love Orchard, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave.

Malvern Park Volunteer Event

Join the Wildcoast Ecological Society on Aug. 12 starting at 9:30am to help pull invasive species out of Malvern Park. You’ll mainly be pulling invasive Himalayan blackberry and English ivy, and tools will be provided alongside light snacks and hand sanitizer. Everyone is welcome and you can register to volunteer online.

Address: Malvern Park, 7410 Morley Dr.

Good Neighbours: Coexisting with Wildlife

Learn how to be a good neighbour to the wildlife around you with the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver and the Stanley Park Ecology Society. You’ll be able to ask questions and be equipped with “the knowledge you need to keep animals, plants and people flourishing and healthy in the place we all call home.” This event is happening on Aug. 18 starting at 2:30pm.

Address: Central Park Lower Pond, 3883 Imperial St.

Summer Cinema


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Summer Cinemas returns for the entire month of August! You can enjoy a free family-friendly outdoor movie in Burnaby every Friday starting at 8:30pm at Civic Square. The movie schedule is as follows:

  • Aug. 12 – Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Aug. 19 – Paddington 2
  • Aug. 26 – Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • Sept. 2 – Ron’s Gone Wrong

The Lego Movie is also playing on Aug. 20 at Edmonds Park.

Address: Civic Square, 6100 Willingdon Ave.; and Edmonds Park, 7433 Humphries Ave.

Summer Stages 


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Enjoy free outdoor performances at Confederation Park  until the end of August. Bring a picnic blanket or some lawn chairs and enjoy performances from musicians like Murphy and the Cats, Foolish Operations, The Wilson Gibbons Duo, and many more! You can visit online for the full schedule of performances.

Address: Confederation Park, 250 Willingdon Ave.

Marco Ovies

Marco Ovies is Burnaby Beacon's Lifestyle Reporter Creator focusing on all things food, events, and fun things happening in the city.

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