Burnaby is filled with fun events in June, from Pacific Assistance Dogs Open House to Scandinavian Midsummer Festival and everything in between. To get you started, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.
What: Tara Nicholson incorporates large-scale photography to document, question and visualize the reality and processes surrounding scientific work currently taking place in remote and often disputed territories.
Where:Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
What: A day of demonstrations, puppies, and family fun at the PADS campus. Volunteers, staff, trainers, and clients will be happy to chat and answer any questions you have about our programs. Bring the whole family and learn about our Service Dogs, Accredited Facility Dogs, and Hearing Dogs. Please remember that we do not allow dogs outside of the PADS program onto the campus.
Where: Pacific Assistance Dogs Society – 9048 Stormont Avenue, Burnaby
What: Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Join a weed pull, tour the lake by voyageur canoe or join a guided walk. Enjoy a free hotdog and meet local stewardship groups. Presented by Metro Vancouver with Burnaby Lake Park Association and City of Burnaby.
Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts St, Burnaby
When: June 10 from 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: Free, registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359
What: Dive into the world of chalk art this June at Bonsor. Watch local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery. Rain or shine.
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: Thousands of people visit the Scandinavian Community Centre every year to celebrate the traditions and festivities of Scandinavian Midsummer. In 2017, it will be the 22nd time a Midsummer Festival is held, with fun-filled activities, living history and non-stop entertainment for the whole family.
Where: Scandinavian Community Centre – 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby
What: A walk/run to raise awareness and funds in the fight against prostate cancer -from helping people facing the disease in the community to ensuring this cancer is a thing of the past for future generations.
Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby
What: This exhibit showcases the beauty of Japanese culture through the lens of kimono. Guest curator Hitomi Harama, a resident of Victoria, comes from a family of kimono artisans and collectors from Japan. Exhibit highlights include the philosophy of kimono, the art of kimono, and the ecological aspects.
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
What: Adele M. Wilding pays tribute to some of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters, many of whom influenced Adele’s formative years as a budding musician. The event also features a special gospel tribute to one of Canada’s most beloved rock bands. Joining Adele will be a stellar line-up of Vancouver musicians, including Saul Berson, Miles Black, Mark Bender, Buff Allen, with cameos from guest vocalists LJ Mounteney and Linda Szentes.
Where: The Sanctuary in Brentwood – 1600 Delta Avenue, Burnaby
When: June 25 at 7:30 pm
Cost: Entry by donation
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