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What’s going on in Burnaby: June 12–19

From Hats Off Day to a Father's Day Run, there is so much to do in Burnaby!

By Marco Ovies | June 10, 2022 |5:00 am

Struggling to find something to do in Burnaby next week? Well, look no further! Here are five Burnaby events for you to check out.

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Nikkei Garden Farmers Market

Visit the Nikkei National Museum for their Garden Farmers Market starting on June 12, and continuing every second and fourth Sunday until October. There will be plenty of locally grown produce and deliciously prepared food from local vendors. There will also be a Designer Market in collaboration with Japanese Design Today 100 that will showcase many modern Japanese designs. You can visit the market from 10 am until 2 pm and admission is free.

Address: 6688 Southoaks Crescent

Book Signing with Winona Kent and Rick Alexander Jr


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If you’re a fan of the Jason Davey Mysterie by Burnaby’s own Winona Kent, then you need to head over to Indigo Metrotown on June 16 from 5 pm to 8 pm. She will be joined by Rick Alexander Jr, who is the author of a new crime novel, i Hit. If you attend, you’ll be able to enter a draw to win a four novel paperback bundle featuring books by Winona Kent, and another local author, AJ Devlin (who is the author of Cobra Clutch and Rolling Thunder). Additionally, if you buy one of Winona Kent’s Lost Time or Ticket to Ride, she promises to give you a free ebook copy of Cold Play, Jason Davey’s first unofficial mystery adventure.

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway

Hats Off Day


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Hats Off Day returns to Burnaby Heights on June 18 starting at 10 am and ending at 3:30 pm. Expect lots of fun activities like the Family Fun Dash which is a 550-metre kids race that “celebrates health, wellness, families, and fun in Burnaby.” There will also be a car show and a street party with plenty of delicious food, live music, and more! This event is free and open to all ages, but be sure to get there early as it will get busy fast.

Address: Hastings St, from Boundary Rd to Gamma Ave

A Daytime Thing | A Queer Party

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Head over to True Grit Moto on June 18 for A Daytime Thing, a queer party. This is a queer-focused event but all identities are welcome. There will be live music from DJs like Giselle & Gissala and LE3SA, plenty of space to sit or dance, and free popcorn for everyone who attends. This event starts at 3 pm and goes on till 10 pm, with tickets costing $11.62.

Address: True Grit Moto, 2350 Beta Avenue

The Father’s Day Walk Run

This is your official reminder that Father’s Day is on June 19—and what better way to celebrate than to run or walk for prostate cancer? There is still time left to register, or you can opt to sponsor a person or team running as well. There is a 10 km run starting at 10 am, a 5 km walk starting at 10:05 am, and a 2 km stroll starting at 10:10 am. It costs $40 to enter and you can find more details on their website.

Address: Burnaby Lake, 6871 Roberts Street

Marco Ovies

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

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