Rhododendron Festival

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Rhododendron Festival

This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities. It presents a unique venue for both horticulture and arts groups.

Festival highlights include variety entertainment, rovers, mini-workshops, horticultural and nature tours, plant sales, and interactive arts activities. A silent auction, artisan, and pottery sales are always crowd-pleasing favourites at this fun-filled festival!

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
10AM - 3PM 
Enjoy exhibitors, entertainment, guided nature tours, artisan wares and family activities. For info, visit www.brags.ca

Let's Talk About Water 
10:15AM - 11AM
Speaker: Dr. Keller, SFU
An interactive presentation on water, why it's so important, where we find it, how it cycles, why some is salty and where we get ours.

Indigenous Archeology
12PM - 4PM (Burnaby Village Museum)
Presenter: Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn, Professor of Archeology at SFU
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, Professor of Archeology at 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.

Gardener-in Residence
12PM - 4PM (Burnaby Village Museum)
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.

Burnaby Art Gallery Tour
1PM - 3PM 
By donation, join Burnaby Art Gallery for a brief guided tour of Edwardian-era Ceperley House starting every 30 minutes. Tour of the current exhibit and brief video about the history of the site. 

Ceremonial Tree Planting Event
The City of Burnaby is one of 50 communities across Canada to be awarded $25,000 by the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) to fund local tree-planting projects in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary. As part of this celebration a ceremonial maple tree will be planted at the City Hall boulevard (corner of Canada Way and Norland Avenue) to usher in Canada's 150th and Burnaby's 125th birthday.


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

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
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No registration is needed.

Deer Lake Park
6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3