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Upcoming Event: “Play to Learn, Learn to Play”

June 1st, 2022, 10am-1pm at Humphries Park, Burnaby Featuring JUNO Nominated Musician and Former CBC Kids TV Star Will Stroet! The Burnaby Early Childhood Development Table is hosting the “Play to Learn, Learn to Play” event at Edmonds Park on June 1st between 10-1pm. This is a great chance for families to learn about the…
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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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WorkBC Support for Trans+ Individuals

Literacy Now Burnaby understands that the Trans+ community may face difficulty in the job market due to social stigma. That’s why they are committed to being an ally for the Trans+ community. No matter our sexual orientation and identity, we all deserve the opportunity to engage in meaningful work. Women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities,…
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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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Let’s Get Ready for This Year’s Hamper Project!

We are continuing the Literacy Hamper Project in April and May of this year (view last year’s recap here and here). Over 3,000 books for children, teens, and adults, as well as games, stationaries, and literacy goods are waiting to be distributed at local Burnaby food hubs. We are looking for food hub librarians to help facilitate this project.…
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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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Computer Help in Burnaby – 2022 Guide

Do you need computer help in Burnaby? Today, mobile devices, computers, and apps are needed to live a productive life. If you need computer help in Burnaby, there are lots of sources offering assistance. There are free 1-on-1 help available for computers, phones, tablets, zoom & more. This page lists programs which anyone can access.…
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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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Why We Really Want to Learn Code

There are 2 common reasons to learn coding 1. You want to build something like a website, app, game, plugin, etc that lets you accomplish a goal. For example, You’re an entrepreneur or manager and you want to create a website to solve a problem. Then knowledge of web programming can help you achieve your…
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