Health & Wellness at the Burnaby Festival of Learning

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The Burnaby Festival of Learning (May 4-11, 2019) features a week-long series of free events for individuals, families and young (and not so young) learners, all designed to fulfill your desire to #LearnGrowThrive. Programming includes Arts & Culture, Sustainability, Science & Tech events as well as Health & Wellness:

Health & Wellness at the Burnaby Festival of Learning
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Health & Wellness at the Burnaby Festival of Learning

  • Finding Cantonese Culture in the Diaspora (Adults)
    • Where: Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 2nd floor, Multipurpose Space (6100 Willingdon Ave)
    • When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    • Presented by Kimberley Wong and Burnaby Public Library. Join Kimberley Wong as she digs into her experiences navigating through climate action and sustainability, queerness, and her Chinese Canadian identity through artful storytelling. Limited spots, register online »
  • Teens: Take a Break (Teens)
    • Where: Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas, Program Room (7311 Kingsway)
    • When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Burnaby Public Library. Learn how to relieve stress on National Child & Youth Mental Health Day. Grab a comfy mat, cozy up with some hot chocolate, and take some time to unwind. Teens only. Dog therapy sessions will be available. Limited spots, register online »
  • What is a Dementia-Friendly Community? (Adults)
    • Where: Brentwood Community Resource Centre, 2nd floor (2055 Rosser Ave)
    • When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Presented by Burnaby Community Services & Burnaby Seniors Outreach. Join Dementia Cafe with Dr. Alison Phinney as she raises awareness and inspires initiatives to increase Burnaby’s dementia services. Come together and enjoy live music and refreshments with us!Registration is required. Limited spots, register online »
  • Chocolate’s Local and Global Impact: Two Sides of a Tasty Coin (Adults)
    • Where: Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas, Children’s Program Room (7311 Kingsway)
    • When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Presented by Rachel McKinley, Master Chocolatier from Purdys Chocolates, and Burnaby Public Library. Join Purdys’ Master Chocolatier on a luscious journey through the origins and history of chocolate, explore issues of impact and sustainability, and discover how our chocolate consumption affects our neighbourhood, city, and the world. Limited spots, register online »
  • Fairplay and Daylight: A walk and learn along Guichon Creek (Adults)
    • Meeting location: Corner of Canada Way & Willingdon; at the BCIT, BC, and Canada Flags
    • When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:00am to 11:00am; 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Presented by Dr. Ken Ashley, The Rivers Institute, BCIT. Join an inspiring walking tour of Guichon Creek. Learn about urban streams, the biological condition of Guichon Creek and future plans for its “daylighting” and restoration. Limited spots, register online »
  • Zero Waste Living (Family-friendly – for all ages)
    • Where: Burnaby Public Library, McGill, Program Room (4595 Albert St)
    • When: Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    • Presented by Burnaby Public Library and Zero Waste Canada. Join an interactive workshop to explore what the zero-wastemovement is all about. Learn how to reduce your footprint and help our beautiful planet. Limited spots, register online »
Burnaby Festival of Learning

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Where: Venues throughout Burnaby 
When: May 4–11, 2019
Tickets: All events are FREE! Check out the full event schedule here »

Now in its 4th year, the festival is co-presented by SFU and the City of Burnaby in partnership with BCIT, Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby School District, MOSAIC, and Tourism Burnaby.

Follow along on social media on Facebook and Twitter #LearnGrowThrive for more info.

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