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Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

TEDxSFU

With regrets, TEDxSFU event has been cancelled

 

There are many exciting events happening throughout the week of Burnaby Festival of Learning. 

Click here and discover them all!

 


Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Knit2gether at Tommy Douglas

Come work on your crafty projects with experienced knitters and dyers around you at Burnaby Public Library. We are making another charity blanket to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!  Please make your red and/or white, knitted or crocheted acrylic squares  8" x 8". Bring in all your squares by May 13 so that we can sew the squares together by mid-June. 63 squares will be perfect!


Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:20pm

Science Rendezvous: Wonders of Gases (1:30PM show)

Find out which common gas is heavier than air?  Who discovered that fast moving air is less dense than still air? Learn more about gases and science in this spectacular magic show, Wonders of Gases

Wonders of Gases
Showtimes: 
12PM - 12:50PM (FULL)
1:30PM - 2:20PM (FULL)


Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:50pm

Science Rendezvous: Wonders of Gases (12PM show)

Find out which common gas is heavier than air?  Who discovered that fast moving air is less dense than still air? Learn more about gases and science in this spectacular magic show, Wonders of Gases

Wonders of Gases
Showtimes: 
12PM - 12:50PM (FULL)
1:30PM - 2:20PM (FULL)


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

Racing Readers

Racing Readers puts F-U-N in learning. Interactive games, activities, and exercises are aimed to improve physical activity, literacy skills, numeracy skills, and social areas. This program is designed for children in grades 2-5 (age 6-11).  

 

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

Those who are registered will be guaranteed a spot.  It is recommended to register in advance, others will be accepted on the day of if space permits. 


Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:30pm

Indigenous Archeology

Learn how First Nations people have made everyday objects out of wood, bone, stone, and cedar for thousands of years from a professional archeologist. Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn, Department of First Nations Studies, SFU and member of the Blackfoot Confederacy, will be on site to answer your questions and demonstrate flint knapping—making tools out of obsidian and stone. Drop in, no registration required.


Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day

Science Rendezvous is the largest science festival in Canada that seeks to engage the public (and especially kids!) through interactive science activities, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences at various locations across Canada every year on the Saturday before Mother's Day. The 2017 event takes place on Saturday, May 13th in conjunction with International Astronomy Day, the Burnaby Festival of Learning and Science Odyssey.


Saturday, May 13, 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. Join us at 3:30 pm for the Heritage Fair award ceremony.

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

First Nations Activity Centre
Learn from Coast Salish educators about the importance of Burnaby lands to local First Nations through stories, puppets and maps.


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 -
11:00am to 11:45am

Family Storytime

Join Burnaby Public Library for fun Saturday morning full of stories, music, action and fun! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.


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