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People at English Bay in the summer

Cooling Centres in Burnaby

Heat can kill people, through heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Burnaby offers free cooling centres open to everyone when there’s extreme heat. Locations of Cooling Centres These cooling centres are open from 10 am to 10 pm daily on days of extreme heat. – Bonsor Recreation Complex (6550 Bonsor Ave)– Cameron Community Centre (9523 Cameron…
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Raise-A-Reader 2023

2023’s Raise-A-Reader week is September 22-29! This campaign promotes family literacy and helps kids learn to read. Strong reading abilities have countless benefits in our lives, so the Decoda Literacy Foundation and the Vancouver Sun are collecting donations to promote this.

ISPARC Healthy Living

Workshop Event: Indigenous Physical Literacy 101

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (ISPARC) is a provincial organization dedicated to improving the health of Indigenous peoples by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities. ISPARC’s Indigenous Physical Literacy Workshop provides an Indigenous lens and perspective to physical literacy.  Attendees will be introduced to the concept of the Holistic…
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Puddles, Pines, And Petals: Adventures In The Outdoors

Early childhood educators are invited to take part in a FREE professional development seminar organized by the Douglas College ECE Program featuring Deb Smith, M.Ed. to explore Outdoor Learning Programs for kids. The event is scheduled for May 5th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm by Zoom. Outdoor nature learning is increasingly being recognized for the many…
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5 Facts About The Rising Interest Rate In Canada

The Bank of Canada raised its interest rate to 0.5 per cent on Wednesday. This increases the cost of borrowing money in Canada. Here are 5 facts you need to know about the interest rates and inflation. 1. When The Bank of Canada (BOC) raises its interest rate, interest rates at all other banks in…
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family literacy week

Celebrate Family Literacy Day in Burnaby

January 27 is Family Literacy Day in Burnaby. This year’s theme is “Learning in the Great Outdoors”, which encourages families to make time for outdoor learning. Spending time in nature provides many cognitive benefits. Studies have shown that exposure to nature improves a child’s ability to learn and can even improve grades. In the age…
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Upcoming Events, January 2022

We sincerely hope everyone is enjoying their final week of 2021. The new year is just around the corner, so let’s get ready by previewing some of the literacy events scheduled for the month of January 2022. Family Literacy Week: January 23-30 Thousands of schools, libraries, community groups and families across the country celebrate Family…
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Start your personal finance journey today

Start Your Financial Literacy Journey Today

As Canadians start to grapple with higher prices and record setting household debt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, financial literacy is becoming something of a buzzword. The problem is, schools do not place great importance in teaching people about personal finance. This means we have to teach ourselves. Luckily, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada…
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Raising a Multilingual Child

Saturday, April 10, 10:00amOnline on ZoomRegister online, at any BPL location, or call 604-436-5400. Are you a parent or caregiver with a young child who is learning English?Are you worried that your child may lose their home language or not learn English well enough?  Join us for an online workshop, where you’ll learn practical tools to use…
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Resources for Multilingual Families

Are you a parent or caregiver raising a multilingual child?There are so many resources at Burnaby Public Library that you can use to support your child’s first language and to help them learn about other cultures. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to find these resources and we’ll also share tips and practical information…
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