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10 things to do in Burnaby this June

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Daniel Chai May 31, 2018 11:00 am 1,514
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June has arrived and it has brought many fun events to Burnaby! From Hats Off Day to Harry Jerome International Track Classic and more, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Hats Off Day

  • What: A big street party by Burnaby Heights merchants to celebrate the community and their customers. Enjoy music, food, kids activities, a show and shine, and more.
  • When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Heights
  • Admission: Free

Still Creek Watershed Tour

  • What: A guided bicycle tour along the Central Valley Greenway and urban trails presented by Still Moon Arts Society and the City of Burnaby. Learn the history of Still Creek and environmental enhancement projects at stops along the way.
  • When: Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Where:Departing from Renfrew Skytrain Station in Vancouver, ends at Burnaby City Hall.
  • Admission: Free, Registration required, space is limited. Contact the Planning Department at 604-294-7420 to register.

Community Bike Tour

  • What:Free and fun activities include a community bike fair, a bike show by Trials Starts, an obstacle course, “Challenge Your Friend” races, bike decoration and repair stations, prizes and more. Come with or without your bike to participate.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Gilmore Community School – 50 South Gilmore Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Urban Shift

  • What: Urban Shift explores two perspectives on the Vancouver urban landscape. The works are shaped by personal relationships to the city, and expressed through manipulated photographic images and painting. Featuring the works of Carolina de la Cajiga and Martha Jablonski-Jones, and is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council.
  • When: Saturday, June 9 to Saturday, June 30, 2018 
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Wild About Burnaby Lake

  • What: Learn how to bring more nature to Burnaby with free workshops, invasive species pulls and exhibits by environmental stewardship partners. Cash only charity barbecue provided by the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • When: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where:  Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Jeff Ladouceur: Pearl Path

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Image: Jeff Ladouceur

  • What: A new exhibit by Jeff Ladouceur, a prominent figure within Canada’s tradition of contemporary drawing.
  • When: Friday June 15 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Burnaby Chalk Art Experience

  • What: Watch local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery. Also featuring a performance by  Bobs and Lolo. Rain or Shine.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Father’s Day at Burnaby Village Museum

  • What:Celebrate a day out with Dad and the rest of the family at Burnaby Village Museum.
  • When: Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • More Info: Online

Hart House Long Table Dinner

  • What: Guests will gather around a shared long table to join an al fresco dinner paired with wines from the Okanagan Valley’s LaStella Winery.
  • When: Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Hart House Restaurant – 6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $139

Harry Jerome International Track Classic

  • What: 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic and to celebrate, will be held over two days for the first time. The expanded format of Canada’s longest running track meet will see the annual event be held in conjunction with the Team Sprint Challenge, a ten-event dual meet between the fastest sprinters from Canada and China.
  • When: Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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