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

What’s going on in Burnaby: Sept. 24-Oct. 2

Burnaby isn't boring! Here's everything happening next week.



September 22, 2022 | 5:00 am

Still trying to figure out what to do next week? Here are some Burnaby events to help you out.

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Truth and Reconciliation: Art that Speaks to the Heart

The Amazing Brentwood will provide a space for Indigenous musicians, dancers, and storytellers on Sept. 24 in observation of Truth and Reconciliation. The events will take place from 1-3pm in the Brentwood Plaza. For a full list of performances, you can visit The Amazing Brentwood website.

Address: Brentwood Plaza, 4567 Lougheed Hwy.

Seasonal Swag and Centrepieces

Join the Burnaby Village Museum’s gardener-in-residence to make a harvest-themed door hanging or table decoration on Oct. 2 from 10am to 12:30pm. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of natural materials and decorative elements for your designs. It costs $25 to attend and you can register online.

Address: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave.

Burnaby Blood Donation Event

On Sept. 23 and 28 you can donate blood in Burnaby! On the 23rd you can head over to the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, or on the 28th you can visit Destination Toyota. To donate you must book an appointment, which you can do online.

Address: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. and Destination Toyota, 4451 Still Creek Dr.

Culture Days


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Culture Days are coming to Burnaby from Sept. 23 until 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.

The Five Vengeances


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The Five Vengeances is a queer love story that follows Fury, a raging warrior out to avenge the murder of her love Bella by the detestable Overlord. With only the aid of her old friend, Shotgun, Fury has to infiltrate the corrupt ranks of the Overlord’s Empire to exact her revenge. However, members of the royal family have their own devious plans, and Fury soon finds herself tangled deep in the snake pit ultimately realizing that vengeance is never a painless road.” This production is being staged at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 and you can buy tickets online.

Address: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave.

Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark starts on Sept. 22 and runs until Oct. 31 and will bring over 6,000 different pumpkins to Burnaby and will be the Halloween event of the year. You’ll be able to walk down magical pathways of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, all with music, sounds, and special effects. There will also be classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs, dragons, movies, and pop culture icons, making this an event with something for everyone!

Address: Swangard Stadium, 3883 Imperial St.

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.

Silver Anniversary Toonie Skate

Visit the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Oct. 1 from 12:30–3pm for a toonie skate to celebrate its 25-year anniversary. There will be arts and crafts, face painting, and “roving entertainment.” Admission costs $2 and includes skate and helmet rentals.

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 discussion on what it takes to include more diverse stories at the Burnaby Village Museum, and a behind-the-scenes look at blacksmithing. 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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