10 things to do in Burnaby this March

Feb 26 2020, 11:00 am

Luminescence V, Between Breaths, and more. Here are our picks of 10 fun things to do in Burnaby this March. Enjoy, everyone!

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

Healthy Kids Fair

What: Healthy Kids Fair features free activities for parents and preschoolers up to five years old. Attendees can meet community health professionals specializing in preschool services while playing and learning how to keep children healthy and active. Children need to be accompanied by an adult, and all adults need to be accompanied by a child.

When: March 3, 2020
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Cameron Recreation Complex — 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Pacific Spirit Quilters’ Guild Expo


What: Pacific Spirit Quilters Guild present an expo at Edmonds Community Centre. See completed quilts from guild members, check out the live demonstration room, and take part in the children or adult quilting activities.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Edmonds Community Centre — 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Piper Spit Bird Count

What: Bring your binoculars and join a park interpreter to witness the seasonal changes in the birds at Burnaby Lake. For ages 13 and up.

When: March 10, 2020
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Burnaby Lake Nature House — 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Hapas, Hafus, and the future of Japanese Canadian Identity

What: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre hosts a 10-year anniversary screening of One Big Hapa Family along with a discussion with director and producer Jeff Chiba Stearns.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre — 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Spring Break at Burnaby Village Museum

What: Burnaby Village Museum invites everyone to enjoy Spring Break in their 1920s village. Enjoy demonstrations, ride the carousel, play games and activities, and more.

When: March 16 until March 27, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel — 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free, carousel rides $2.65 each

Marion Cowlings

What: Bandleader, jazz singer and educator Marion Cowlings has had a long and storied career. He was mentored by legendary vocalist Jon Hendricks, chosen as a vocal soloist with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, and replaced Dave Lambert in Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. He has performed at venues events such as the Lincoln Center, the Berlin Jazz Festival, and in Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival. He performs in Burnaby on March 19.

When: March 19, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Luminescence V


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What: Luminescence V is a group exhibition of artists and works that explore the usage of light in 2D and 3D creations, including the popular and interactive Berzerkatroid Dragon by Ron Simmer. Artworks will be on display inside the gallery, as well as on the front and back yards. There is also a free opening reception on March 21 from 7 to 9 pm, with live entertainment, refreshments, and artists in attendance.

When: March 21 to April 25, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm (opening reception on March 21 is from 7 to 9 pm)
Where: Deer Lake Gallery — 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Genevieve Robertson: Looking Through a Hole in the Earth

What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Looking Through a Hole in the Earth, an exhibition of Genevieve Robertson’s recent explorations: works on paper composed with bitumen and seawater; forest-derived charcoal and graphite; and silt, seaweed and limestone.

When: Now until March 22, 2020
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery — 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

Between Breaths

WhatBetween Breaths tells the story of real-life Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien. The play jumps time backwards, starting at the final moments of Lien’s life to his very first whale intervention. As his life becomes further confined, Lien’s mind strives for memories of release and salvation. Written by Robert Chafe and directed by Jillian Keiley.

When: March 25 to 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts — 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Flea Market

What: ​Find a great bargain at the Confederation Community Centre Flea Market. There are more than 50 tables of pre-loved items to shop through.

When: March 28, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Confederation Community Centre — 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free for buyers

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