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Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Great Salmon Send-off

The annual Great Salmon Send Off creates awareness about Stoney Creek’s urban ecosystem and serves to protect it through
eco-friendly practices and habitat restoration!   

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Origami for Adults

Learn how to make 3D origami tulips with certified origami instructor, Aiko Matsushiba.

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
2:45pm to 4:15pm

Training the Educators of Tomorrow with the Skills of Yesterday: Storytime Skills for ECE Workers

Learn from experienced children's librarians how to present a great storytime for your group or child! Find out all the tricks, check out recommended books, learn more about using the library with your group, and sign up for a group loan card (ECE workers only). This program is presented by the Children's Librarians of Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the MOSAIC Newcomers Centre for Children and Families.

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:30pm

BC Heritage Fair

Student projects on Canadian history and heritage are up for display during the BC Heritage Fairs. Celebrate these exceptional students’ projects and explore our nation’s history. 

BC Heritage Fair is happening on May 12th and 13th

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Edible Gardening Workshop

Curious about growing your own food in an urban setting but don’t know where to start? Join Embark at the SFU Learning Garden for a hands-on square foot gardening demonstration and seeding activity. Learn to garden n' grow!

You must be registered to attend (not on waitlist), there are no spots availble for drop-in.
All events in the Burnaby Festival of Learning are FREE to attend. 


Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Aaron Chapman: "Last Gang in Town"

Join award winning local author, Aaron Chapman, as he unveils a fascinating account of corruption and murder between Vancouver Police and the east-side gang in his latest book, The Last Gang in Town: The Epic Story of the Police vs The Clark Park Gang

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 8:30pm

Move for Health Day

We encourage everyone to get out and get moving! Move for Health Day is an international event created in 2002 by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity. Join people and communities from around the world - let's all get out there and be active!

Community Wellness Fair
2PM - 4PM
Take charge of your health! Drop-in to the Community Wellness Fair between 2pm-4pm. There will be many great displays, people and resources on hand to help you make choices to lead a healthy and active life.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Walk With Your Doc

Join Dr. Davidicus Wong for an inspirational 30-45 minute talk on the benefits of exercise and the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle. Afterwards, enjoy a invigorating community walk with some local physicians at the Confederation track. To be part of this important annual event, visit, click on the “Walks across BC” tab and scroll down to sign up for the Burnaby walk.

This event is part of the Move For Health Day

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Unpacking Art: Lunchtime Talks on Works in the SFU Art Collection

Ivana Filipovich on Robert Rauschenberg, Booster Study (1967)

Each talk in Unpacking Art will focus on a single work from the SFU Art Collection and will “unpack” this work out of storage and “unpack” its significance.

This series encourages participation from audiences that are new to visual art and to the SFU Art Collection.    

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Gardener-in Residence

Speaker: Michael Denhamer, Burnaby Food First Learn how to seed, plant, grow, tackle pests, and ensure bountiful harvests at the Burnaby Food First demonstration garden. The gardener-in-residence is happy to answer your questions about gardens and plants.

All events in the Burnaby Festival of Learning are FREE to attend.