What: Hear local author Aaron Chapman talk about his latest book, The Last Gang in Town: The Epic Story of the Police vs The Clark Park Gang. The story follows corruption and murder in Vancouver history, and a year-long issue in 1972 between an east-side gang and Vancouver Police.
Where: BPL Tommy Douglas Branch – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
What: The best moms deserve special treatment. Bring Mom to Lougheed Town Centre’s 4th annual Mother’s Day portrait studio to enjoy an afternoon of pampering and giveaways. Moms will glam up with hair and makeup touch ups by Chatters and The Body Shop before their photo under a beautiful greenery arch. Enjoy live music from Sophia Danai while the kids are crafting up cards for Mom. The event is by donation and all proceeds benefit the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Where: Lougheed Town Centre – 9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby
What: The annual Great Salmon Send Off creates awareness about Stoney Creek’s urban ecosystem and serves to protect it through eco-friendly practices and green alternatives. The highlight of the event is the release of salmon smolts into the creek. The event also features environmentally-themed displays and family-friendly activities.
What: Burnaby’s Farmers’ Market is the place to find locally grown conventional and organic produce, prepared foods and crafts. The market features live music every week, a used book exchange, a children’s play tent, games table and sitting area with local newspapers.
Where: Burnaby City Hall Parking Lot – 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby
When: Every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm until October 28
What: The Burnaby Village Museum site is set in the 1920s – a place where pictures of the King George V and Queen Mary are hung in the school house, where the Union Jack flies over the site and Victoria Day is celebrated in grand style.
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
What: Improve your sales skills with John Nieuwenburg, an award-winning Business Coach who has worked with hundreds of clients. Learn how to get things done using proven tools, strategies and techniques, make the shifts in mindset needed to facilitate success, and stay accountable for the results you have chosen.
Where: G&F Financial Group – 105-4191 Hastings Street, Burnaby
What: Open to the public and all members of the business community, this free-to-attend event is the BBOT’s single biggest networking event of the year. This event is an opportunity for local businesses of all sizes and all sectors to highlight and promote their businesses, discover new services and products in the community, and connect with hundreds of attendees.
Where: Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre – 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
What: Kidsmove is a two-hour physical literacy session for ages 9 -12 that combines purposeful play with a variety of games and challenges led by experts to stimulate participants physically, cognitively and creatively. And above all, it’s fun!
Where: Fortius Sport & Health – 3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby