Thurs, May 4 edition: The end of Revs
And the return of our favourite village museum!
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👀 In today's edition:
Bye bye REVS
Burnaby Village Museum is back
Best new restaurants
Your go-to spots for Cinco de Mayo
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REVS bowling alley days are numbered
The future of REVS is in question after the property was acquired by Keltic Canada Development earlier this year. It will likely face demolition and redevelopment, though currently remains open.
A local institution since 1962, the centre is Burnaby’s last standing bowling alley.
According to the centre’s VP Rob Taylor, the decision to sell was due to high property taxes over the past decade. Last year alone, they were over $800,000. The covid pandemic also hit the entertainment industry hard leading to a further decline in revenue.
Have you ever bowled at REVS?
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💸 Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge: Mayor Hurley is participating again in this year’s challenge. Last year he placed 3rd raising over $86,000. Find Burnaby’s donation page here.
😎 Burnaby’s Active Patio Program means local businesses can add outdoor seating or expand outdoor spaces, now until October. If you’re a local business that wants to take part in the pilot program, apply for a permit.
🎃 Apply now for Burnaby Halloween Festival's 2023 Grant program! Get financial support for approved activations in three categories: Major Event Grants, Special Category Grants, and Community Activation Grants.*
🚌 Burnaby’s Transportation Committee is searching for new members. If you’re a local resident, get involved and volunteer to to be a part of the decision-making process.
🏠 Burnaby home prices increase for a third straight month. Burnaby South saw the highest at 3.6%. [Burnaby Now]
🏈 SFU football players were back in court this week, seeking an injunction to force the university to reinstate the football program. [Global]
🥩 Brewery & the Beast, Vancouver’s best food and drink event of the summer, is back July 9! To buy tickets, see the full line up and event details, visit BreweryAndTheBeast.com.*
🏗 5 high-rise towers up to 52 storeys proposed for Kingsway and Edmonds. [Burnaby Now]
Local bookstore closes down after almost 50 years. Browns Book Shop (on Hastings between Boundary and Esmond) shut its doors last weekend after the store’s owner, Roger Brown, stepped down to retire. [Global]
Confederation Park Community Centre gets second gym added in effort to “future proof” itself. Council originally axed this. [Burnaby Now]
RCMP Musical Ride is back after 5-year hiatus
📸 RCMP Musical Ride / City of Burnaby
The iconic RCMP Musical Ride is returning to Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium next month as part of a cross-Canada tour, in celebration of the RCMP’s 150th anniversary. The event features 32 riders and horses performing equestrian formation and cavalry drills to music.
Tickets available now for $15, with proceeds benefiting Cops for Cancer and Honour House.
THINGS TO DO
Burnaby Village Museum opens this weekend
📷 Burnaby Village Museum
The Museum is back for their summer season, starting this Saturday. Open every Tuesday to Sunday (plus stat holidays) with free admission, discover historical exhibits, live demonstrations, and interactive activities, take a ride on the restored 1912 carousel, witness blacksmithing demonstrations, and so much more. You can even have a picnic in the meadow.
SPONSORED BY CLOVERDALE RODEO
Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair Returns May Long Weekend
For the first time since 2019 the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is back May 19-22. Featuring professional rodeo events, live music headlined by George Canyon, food trucks, carnival rides, and countless activities for the whole family.
Purchase tickets at CloverdaleRodeo.com
READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
These are the best new spots in Burnaby
We already announced the best restaurants in Burnaby, as chosen by you. Now we’re breaking down the individual categories.
See the full list of the best new restaurants in Burnaby.
🤝 Now hiring
Sign Installer at Galaxie Signs
Customer Experience Rep at Indigo, Lougheed
General Manager, Peer to Peer at BCAA
Dishwasher at JOEY Burnaby
Server at Earls Brentwood
Team Lead at Adidas Brentwood
Fleet Administrator at CSIS
Financial Controller at Ascent Drywall and Coatings
IT Senior Project Manager at City of Burnaby
SPONSORED BY VANCOUVER BUBBLE TEA FESTIVAL
Visit Vancouver Bubble Tea Festival this summer
Canada’s largest Bubble Tea Festival is returning to Burnaby Swangard Stadium on July 7-9, bringing you the theme of Taste of Taiwan and two nights of outdoor movies. Get your tickets now!
🇲🇽 Where to eat & drink
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, heres’s where to find great Mexican food in Burnaby:
🌮 Don Oso’s on Hastings has 9 different types of tacos.
🌮 Olivo Cafe & Eatery is a fairly new addition to Burnaby’s food scene, and serves up classic tacos along with an amazing breakfast menu.
🌮 El Comal is actually a deli and grocery store, but it’s a bit of a hidden gem that has a kitchen operating on weekdays from 11am-6pm.
🌮 Border Burrito is on the other side of Boundary, but it’s worth the visit.
🗓 Things to do
Forage: A pop-up tasting event: A fun way to learn about who grows and produces the local products you buy. 6:30pm. Register online, space may be available.
Summer Season at Burnaby Village Museum: Take a ride on the restored 1912 carousel, visit the vintage exhibits, and so much more. Opening on Saturday until Sept 4. From 11am-4:30pm.
Truths Not Often Told: A new exhibit detailing the history of the South Asian community in Burnaby opens at Burnaby Village Museum.
Rangoli Installation: To celebrate the opening of Truths Not Often Told, drop in where you can add colourful rice to a beautiful rangoli design. 11am-4pm at Shadbolt.
BBOT’s Business in Burnaby networking event: Whether you’re new to the city, new to business, or looking for connections, check this out. May 26 starting at 8am at Shadbolt.
Burnaby Blooms: Burnaby favourite flower festival is back this month.
BBOT hosts Brenda Bailey, BC’s Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation for an in-person conversation. May 16 at Hilton Metrotown.
Celebrate Filipino culture at the Pinoy Festival on June 24 at Burnaby Civic Square
Photo of the week
“The Dragon Inn” by Mark Prosser
Before Crystal Mall, you would’ve seen the iconic red letters of “Dragon Inn.”
Shop this and more from local painter, Mark Prosser.
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