Burnaby isn't boring! Here are some great events for you to check out. (Marco Ovies / Burnaby Beacon)

What’s going on in Burnaby: Sept. 10-19

Whether you're wanting to practice your golf swing or learn about the history of the Burnaby Village Museum, we've got you covered.

By Marco Ovies | September 8, 2022 |5:00 am

Dreading planning something fun to do next week? Here are some Burnaby events to help you out.

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Neighbourhood Speakers Series

To celebrate the Burnaby Village Museum’s 50th anniversary, it’s hosting talks on a wide range of topics. The first talk of this series is on Sept. 13, led by museum curator Jane Lemk on the History of Burnaby Village Museum. Lemk will talk about the large restoration projects completed throughout the years and the recent initiatives to highlight the histories of Burnaby’s marginalized communities. Other talks include a rare behind-the-scenes of artifact collection for the museum by assistant curator Kate Petrusa, and a look at the rich culture of Coast Salish Peoples and its role at the museum by Carleen Thomas, special projects manager for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Treaty, Lands, and resources department and chancellor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. These events are being held online over Zoom and start at 7pm. You can find more details and a full schedule online.

Address: Online

Planting for Pollinators

Join the Cariboo Heights Forest Society on Sept 10. from 2-4pm to help revitalize Millview Park! You’ll also learn about pollinators and then work with the society’s team to transplant native plants to make a happy home for birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. There will also be refreshments provided. This event is free to attend and you can register online.

Address: Millview Parksite (end of Klenner Drive & Sapperton Avenue, Burnaby, at the entrance to Cariboo Heights Forest)

StreetFest! 2022

StreetFest has returned in-person at SFU! This is a festival designed to bring the community together, held by SFU, UniverCity Community Association, and the Simon Fraser Student Society. There will be plenty of different vendors and activities and there is even a promise of a “few surprises.” Not convinced? Well, you’re about to be. The Burnaby Beacon team will have a booth this year where we’ll be giving out free tote bags (as long as you are subscribed to our daily newsletter) and the chance to win some prizes.

Address: 198, 8960 University High St.

Saturday Morning Pitch and Putt at Kensington

Need to practice your putting skills? Well, head over to Kensington Pitch and Putt on Sept. 17 to meet up with fellow golfers. This event is ideal for beginners and is being held by BCGolfPages Meetup Group meaning there are plenty of people who will help you perfect your swing. You’re asked to arrive between 9:30am and 10am since golfing will start right at 10am. It costs $13 plus tax to participate.

Address: Kensington Pitch & Putt, 5889 Curtis St.

Fall Harvest Fair

 

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Join the South Burnaby Garden Club on Sept, 10–11 for their Fall Harvest Fair. There will be exhibits of vegetables, fruits, baking, canning, flowers, crafts, and photographs. They will also be joined by members of the BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society whose displays will also be available. You can visit on Sept. 10th from 1–5pm or Sept. 11 from 11am to 4pm.

Address: Bonsor 2nd floor 6550 Bonsor Ave.

Skills: Getting Started with iPhone

 

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Do you still feel like you don’t know how to use your iPhone? Or have you just joined the Apple ecosystem? This hour-long class on Sept. 19 from 5-6pm at the Apple Store in Metrotown will turn you into an iPhone pro. You’ll learn how to navigate your iPhone and customize your settings. This class is recommended for anyone new to iPhones. You can register to participate online.

Address: Apple Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway #320

Sisters in Psychedelics Summit

Burnaby-founded Sisters in Psychedelics is hosting its inaugural online summit on Sept. 10. Meet, connect, and learn from this 400+ member group of women in the Psychedelic Space. You can learn more and get tickets here.

Address: Online

Walk with Your Doc 

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On Sept. 17 you can join Mayor Mike Hurley along with some Burnaby family doctors for a morning walk from 9:30am to noon. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 9:30am: Walk check-in (at track) and StoryWalk® for children (McGill Library)
  • 10am: Healthy Physical Activity talk with Dr. Davidicus Wong (Confederation Seniors Centre)
  • 10:45am: Welcome (Mayor Mike Hurley, Dr. Davidicus Wong & Burnaby Division Chair, Dr. Birinder Narang)
  • 10:50am: Warm-up
  • 11am: Walk begins

There are also talks of an event gift if you show up early enough.

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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