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Thurs. Nov. 15: Chinese-Canadian reconciliation in Burnaby

Plus, winter festival time and a chat with the mayor

Good morning, Burnaby!

This week, we’re looking at the City of Burnaby’s first ever Chinese-Canadian reconciliation event where over 160 participants gathered around large tables to discuss the legacy of historical discrimination against the Chinese-Canadian community. In other news, the Deer Lake Winter Festival is taking place next weekend (we can’t wait to visit the local vendors!) and the list of best Vietnamese restaurants is just a scroll (or two!) away.

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Burnaby launched its first Chinese-Canadian reconciliation event

Photo: Lisa Codd

As part of the City of Burnaby’s efforts on Chinese-Canadian reconciliation, an event was held on Oct. 17 where 160 people gathered around large round tables to discuss the legacy of historical discrimination against the Chinese-Canadian community.

“A core part of this work is understanding that Chinese-Canadians are foundational members of our community. That despite racism and discrimination they made an impact and continue to make an impact as members of our community,“ said Burnaby heritage planner Lisa Codd.

Burnaby residents with Chinese heritage can take part in the conversation through an online survey conducted by the City of Burnaby.


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Burnaby Bulletin

Burnaby infrastructure is not ready for zoning changes, says mayor. BC announced a new legislation on Nov. 1 that allows the construction of multi-unit housing, sparking a debate on the efficacy of city planning.

Burnaby residents are fed up with Halloween fireworks. Noise and safety concerns are constantly being addressed at public safety committee meetings, especially the potential for the fireworks to start a fire. [Burnaby Now]

Burnaby man arrested after assaulting a police officer. Burnaby mounties claim that the man was swinging around a hammer and had disarmed and assaulted a local police officer. [CityNews]

A school bus crash. 11 people have been taken to a hospital after a Burnaby school bus crashed into a local residence. Thankfully no serious injuries were reported. [CTV News]

Remembrance Day parade. Several streets were closed in Metrotown last Saturday in honour of the Remembrance Day parade. Burnaby Fire, the RCMP and members of the armed forces were all participants.

A new crisis response team. More support is coming to Burnaby for mental health and substance abuse crisis, giving people more access to help and allowing police officers to focus on crime. [BC Gov News]

A veggie-friendly meat and poultry shop. Garcha Bros. Meat Shop & Poultry is hosting a grand opening this Sunday for their new storefront, offering a variety of meats, fish and veggie options like soya chunks. [Burnaby Now]

Dangers of cybercrime. The City of Burnaby is hosting a free information session today as part of the Safe Community series. It will be held from 6-7pm via Zoom.


Winter holiday festivities in Burnaby

Photo: Shutterstock

Brought to you by the Burnaby Arts Council, the annual Deer Lake Winter Festival will be taking place Nov. 24 to 26 at the Shadbolt Centre of the Arts.

Guests will be able to visit more than 40 different local vendors offering unique handcrafted creations. Among them will be glass blowers, sculptors and fashion designers, as well as patissiers and jam makers (just to name a few) Guests are encouraged to approach vendors and spark conversations to share stories and learn more about their work.


Edmonds’ Festival of Lights returns

On November 25 from 2:30-5:30 pm, celebrate the holiday season at this free family-friendly event at Edmonds Community Centre. Be amazed by fabulous stilt walkers, enjoy a visit with Santa, sip on hot chocolate and have fun making holiday crafts with the whole family.


The best places in Burnaby to eat Vietnamese food, as chosen by you

Photo: Brokenrice / Instagram

Where do Burnaby locals go to get authentic and delicious Vietnamese food? Take a look here to see some of the best the city has to offer, showing you the top picks of our Readers’ Choice Awards!

Where to eat & drink

🍔 50’s Burgers. As their name suggests, this cozy kitchen makes classic burgers, sandwiches and other diner classics like donair and fish and chips. If you’re looking for a timeless taste, this is it.

🥮 Fondway Cafe. This modern Asian dessert cafe offers a variety of sweet and savoury baked goods like sausage buns and flavoured croissants as well as full meals—the curry rice and cold noodles make for a great lunch.

🍣 Green Leaf Sushi. Featuring Japanese-Korean fusion fare and plenty of sake, this sleek restaurant is an essential stop to satisfy a sushi craving. Expect endless classic and creative flavours as well as rice, soup and noodle dishes.

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🗓 Things to do



  • Youth drop-in. 4pm. 4908 Hastings St.

  • Polymer Clay Crafts. 1:30pm. Out on Campus Lounge.

  • Raise Your Revenue course. 11am. Online. 


  • Flea Market. 9:30am. Confederation Seniors’ Centre.

  • Christmas Craft Market. 10am. St. Helen’s Catholic Church.

  • Temari Ornament Workshop. 1:15pm. Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

  • Nikkei Craft Fair 2023. 10am. Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.


  • NCCP Teaching & Learning course. 9am. Christine Sinclair Community Centre.

  • Nikkei Craft Fair 2023. 10am. Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

  • Tai Chi class. 6pm. Online. 



  • FBCW Writing Workshop. 11am. Online.

  • Line and Wash Drawing Workshop. 7pm. Metrotown.

  • Thriving as a Healthcare Provider. 2pm. SFU.


  • Meditation Sound Bath. 7pm. SAVASANA Meditation.

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