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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 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

From Broken Slates to Newfie Jokes: 150 Years of Canadian Women’s Comedy by Dr. Diana Solomon and Dr. Sean Zwagerman

How has Canadian women's humor changed over the past 150 years? We will investigate and take a deeper look at some of the issues involved in studying comedy and address some particular issues faced by female comic practitioners. We will also look at two iconic Canadian examples: Anne of Green Gables and Mary Walsh.

Speakers: Dr. Diana Solomon and Dr. Sean Zwagerman, English, SFU


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 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Origami for Adults

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


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.


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

Storytime for Babies at McGill

Join Burnaby Public Library for lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!


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. 

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, WAITLIST IS ALSO FULL.


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