10 things to do in Burnaby this October

Sep 22 2018, 6:10 pm

Burnaby is filled with great events in October, including In the BAG Family Sundays, Haunted Village, and more. Here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

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  • What: Spearheaded by Mindy Parfitt and Amber Funk Barton, Amber and Mindy examine identity through the lens of Neuroplasticity. Using personal text, scientific writing, song and dance, they move beyond confessional narrative into personal experiment by performing in mediums new to them.
  • When: Wednesday, October 3 to Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Healthy Kids Fair

  • What: Come meet and chat with community health professionals about your child’s growth and development and receive information on vision, speech, dental, health and nutrition. Visit the displays, police car, fire engine, face painting and art station, Imagination playground blocks, healthy snack room and much more. Newborn to age 5 with parents.
  • When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Turkey Toonie Skate


Skating (Vit Kovalcik/Shutterstock)

  • What: Enjoy family-friendly activities and ice skating on Thanksgiving Monday.
  • When: Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Kensington Recreation Complex – 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: $2, skates and helmet included in admission fee.

Live at the Gallery, featuring Alanna Ho and Nicholas Marriot

  • What: Live at the Gallery is a monthly concert series held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery. This month’s concert features artists Alanna Ho and Nicholas Marriot.
  • When: Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, Free

I Can’t Remember the Word for I Can’t Remember

  • What: Tara Cheyenne’s new dance-theatre piece is all about memory – the things we remember and the things we forget. A show about women, maturity and what it means not to be a 25-year-old-stick-figure dancer, what it means to dance when you’re over 40, the beautiful difficulty of ageing. Part stand up comedy, part dance, all inspiring.
  • When: Wednesday, October 17 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
  • Tickets: Online

In the BAG Family Sundays

  • What: Come and make art. Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. October’s theme is Chinese brush painting.
  • When: Sunday, October 21, Sunday, November 18, Sunday, December 16, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Suggested $5 donation

Haunted Village

Madam Monarch at the haunted Burnaby Village Museum (Burnaby Village Museum)

Madam Monarch at the haunted Burnaby Village Museum (Burnaby Village Museum)

  • What: Explore the Village in the dark of night. Come wonder at the curious, find the unusual and discover the unexpected. Visitors are encouraged to wear their costumes and dancing shoes. Everyone is invited to join the Hill Street Bash. It’ll be a spooktacular time.
  • When: Friday, October 26 to Monday, October 29, 2018.
  • When: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC
  • Admission:$14 adults, youth and seniors, $9 for children 2 to 12 years. Members Free

Halloween Howler

  • What: Free, spooky Halloween fun at Cameron Complex. Enjoy crafts, movement circuit, games, face painting, photos in the photo booth, and more. Suitable for those 9 years and under; children must be accompanied by an adult. Food bank donations welcomed.
  • When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Cameron Recreation Complex – 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Art on the Spot

  • What: Using recycled fabrics and simple craft items, Tina Ozols from Oona Clothing is your guide in the creation of an original costume inspired by myth, magic and the imagination.
  • When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

The Great Pumpkin

  • What: Enjoy games, candy and prizes at CG Brown Pool. Children 7 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
  • When: Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Where: CG Brown Memorial Pool – 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Loonie swim rates apply
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