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Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day

An exciting event full of fun, interesting things to do! Enjoy artistic performances and educational demonstrations and explorations at SFU's Burnaby Mountain campus. Don't miss the two chemistry magic shows at 12PM and 2PM! Win amazing prizes at the Super Science Game Show

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:30pm

River to Sea Heritage Fair

Celebrate local students and Canada’s history at the River to Sea Regional Heritage Fair. Chat with students about their projects and discoveries as you explore the Burnaby Village Museum.

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

From Suburb to Metropolis: Burnaby in Transition

The City of Burnaby has seen some extraordinary changes over last couple of decades. This talk highlights some of the major social, economic, and built environmental dynamics that has occurred in the City. From this view of the past, perhaps we develop a view into the future.

Speaker: Andy Yan, Director, City Program, Continuing Studies, SFU

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is FREE to attend. Seats are limited, register now to ensure you have a spot. 

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Sustainable Landscaping Tour (10AM)

Join us as we tour the landscapes of BCIT discussing sustainability initiatives and how BCIT’s Grounds and Landscaping Department is working to lower greenhouse gas emissions. We will look at edible plants, ways to capture and reduce water consumption, discuss drought tolerant plants and much, much more!

The meeting point for the tours will be the new patio area at the stairs coming down from Willingdon across from SW2.

This event is free, space is limited, register now to ensure you have a spot.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Empowered Parents, Thriving Children

An informative and educational workshop for parents of children between the ages of 6 and 12 years who want to know how to support the health and well-being of their children during the crucial middle years of development.

This workshop will highlight:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Parkinson's Disease: Information Session

Join us for a brief overview of the disease including: common motor and non-motor symptoms, who is affected, causes of Parkinson's diagnosis, treatment options and medication cautions.

Organized by Burnaby Public Library in association with the Parkinson Society of British Columbia

The event will take place in the library's Program Room.

This event is FREE to attend. Seats are limiited, register now to ensure you have a spot. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Positive and Practical Approaches to Islamophobia

As a follow up to October 2017’s Islamophobia at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby, this event will focus on practical and positive actions we can take to dispel Islamophobia. The discussion will be led by experienced professionals who engage in combatting Islamophobia on a daily basis, as well as discuss the success of the Islamophobia hotline. The evening will also include a moderated panel discussion as well as opportunity for Q&A.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Blood Donors Make a Difference in Their Communities


Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Making Simple Soil Blocks

Fun for all ages! Participants will learn how to make soil blocks instead of using plastic containers to start plants from seeds. Take away your own hand-made tool to prepare soil blocks in your own garden!

Hosted by: Embark Sustainability

This event is FREE to attend. Seats are limiited, register now to ensure you have a spot. 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

SFU Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a series of informal discussions connecting research to important issues of interest to the community. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while engaging with cutting-edge, award-winning researchers from Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Faculty of Science.

On May 9, 2018, the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with the Burnaby Festival of Learning, will be hosting a Café Scientifique session at the Burnaby Public Library.


May 9th speakers and topics include: