There's so much to do and see in Burnaby! (Marco Ovies / Burnaby Beacon)

What’s going on in Burnaby: Sept 16-25

From comedy performances to exploring other cultures, here are some Burnaby events to get excited about.

By Marco Ovies | September 15, 2022 |5:00 am

Don’t know what to do next week? Here are some Burnaby events to help you out.

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Culture Days


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Culture Days are coming to Burnaby from Sept. 23 ‘til Oct. 16 and will be filled with plenty of free activities, demonstrations, and discussions. These events will be happening all over Burnaby at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Art Gallery, and Burnaby Village Museum. There will be flash mobs, print-making on the back of a bike, musical performances, and so much more. For a full schedule of all the events, visit the City of Burnaby website.

World Rivers Day

Sept. 25 is World Rivers Day, and to celebrate you can visit the Burnaby Village Museum for a free event to “learn about our local waterways and restoration efforts to help protect these environments.” There will be displays, tours, activities, crafts, and live entertainment. This event takes place from 11:30am to 4:30pm and for a full list of activities, you can visit the Burnaby Village Museum website.

Address: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave.

Physio Collective grand opening


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Physio Collective is celebrating its grand opening on Sept. 24 from 2-4pm. There will be food, drinks, and a balloon artist for the kids. You can also follow Physio Collective on Instagram for a giveaway of a free 60-minute RMT session, physiotherapy session, and kinesiology session to celebrate.

Address: 6055 Silver Dr.

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. StreetFest takes place on Sept. 16 from 11am to 7pm.

Address: 198, 8960 University High St.

Jokers Canada


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Jokers Canada is returning to Burnaby and we’ve got four tickets with your name on them! Performances include Jacob Samuel (winner of the 2021 Juno for Comedy Album Of The Year), Julie Kim (CBC, JFL), Larke Miller (Wpg Comedy Festival), and Nathan Hare (JFL Van, Portland Sketch Fest). To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is follow the Burnaby Beacon and Jokers Canada on Instagram, like the post⁠ above, tag a friend in the comments (the more tags means the more entries), and for a bonus entry, share the post to your story⁠. You can also buy tickets to this event online. This comedy show takes place on Sept. 21 starting at 8pm.

Address: The Rec Room at Brentwood, 1920 Willingdon Ave.

A ‘Uniquely Byzantine’ Punishment

To welcome the incoming Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global postdoctoral fellow Jake Ransohoff to SFU, he will be hosting a talk called “A ‘Uniquely Byzantine’ Punishment? Blinding, Disfigurement, and Perceptions of Cultural Difference Across the Medieval Mediterranean.” This is part of the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies’ Fall Seminar Series and is free for the public to attend. The talk takes place both in person and online on Sept. 16 from 2:30-4:30pm. You can register to attend this event here.

Address: AQ 6229 Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr.

Neighbourhood Speakers Series

To celebrate the Burnaby Village Museum’s 50th anniversary, it’s hosting talks on a wide range of topics. Some of the 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

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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