Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-09-27
Tuesday, September 29
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

Have you ever wondered how to learn more about the history of Burnaby? Join us for this interactive session about how to use the City’s free online resource, www.heritageburnaby.ca. Learn how to search more than 100,000 records including photographs, video, council minutes, maps and archival records – all about Burnaby. Presented by Catharine McPherson, Museum Registrar, and Kate Petrusa, Assistant Curator at Burnaby Village Museum.

**Please bring your research topics and interests to this session, as Catharine and Kate will be taking requests to get you started on your research.  Alternatively, you can submit your Burnaby-focused research questions in advance to kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca. We will take up as many as we can cover in the allotted time.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca

Thursday, October 1
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

How do we come to know our communities? What narratives and sense of place shape our connection to the lands we live upon? In this presentation, we will look at how dominant colonial narratives are embedded into the built environment, place names, heritage landscapes and the very planning of our cities – contributing to exclusion and erasure of the local hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking people, who have lived on their unceded territories since time immemorial. How has “Heritage” contributed to colonial harms and erasures? And what will it take to decolonize and re-Indigenize the stories, landscapes, and understandings of the places we call home? Presented by Kamala Todd, Indigenous Community Planner, Filmmaker, and Adjunct Professor at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP).

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca

Thursday, October 8
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Art Gallery. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

The site of the Burnaby Art Gallery and surrounding Century Garden are rich with stories of early settlers.  British farmers and social elite have shaped the history of this area since the early 1900s.  This presentation highlights the unseen presence of a Chinese community that is equally profound in its connection to this historic place. Through the discovery of a ‘Pak Chu’ (White Pearl) gaming piece, Lee’s public art installation (April 2021) explores a parallel site history and celebrates the profound contributions of the Chinese Canadian community. Join us for this presentation and re-discover this beautiful area in a more complex way! Presented by Nathan Lee, Lead Designer and co-founder of Contexture Design.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca

Thursday, October 15
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

Early 20th century Burnaby was home to several institutions that sought to reform their residents, including the Oakalla Prison Farm, Home of the Friendless, New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders, and the United Church Home for Girls. Learn about the people who lived and worked in these institutions, and consider what these places tell us about the early history of BC. Presented by Lisa Codd, Heritage Planner for the City of Burnaby.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca

Tuesday, October 20
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and UBC Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

Learn from four UBC students about their research on Chinese Canadian involvement in food and farming in early Burnaby. Be inspired by how they responded to the pandemic this Spring, which launched them unexpectedly into developing a series of new online resources for Burnaby Village Museum. Hear how their research has deepened our knowledge of Burnaby’s Chinese Canadians, and what this exciting experience has meant to them as budding researchers. Presented by UBC students and graduates of ACAM 390A and HIST 482: The Heritage of Chinese Migration.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca

Thursday, October 22
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

Take a virtual tour of Burnaby’s early electric railway system, including visits to locations where physical traces of the railway can still be found. Lisa will be the tour guide for this talk illustrated with maps, photographs, and video to tell the story of the B.C. Electric Railway transportation routes that shaped Burnaby. Presented by Lisa Codd, Heritage Planner for the City of Burnaby.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca

Tuesday, October 27
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

Chinese Canadians have played a key role in supplying food to Burnaby’s community through their participation in the local market gardening, green grocer, and restaurant industries. Denise will share maps, photos and stories from her recent research on the 1960s-1970s period in Burnaby’s Big Bend and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Presented by Denise Fong, Planning Assistant for the City of Burnaby.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca