We're officially heading into June this weekend and getting ever closer to summer. It's Hats Off Day on Saturday and there is plenty going on in the Heights. But that's not the only event taking place this weekend - there's also lacrosse, a dragon boat race, student recitals and more. We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. Here's our Top 6 list for May 31 to June 2.
What: The 14th annual Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival. Headlining the festival is Blue Rodeo, the country-rock band currently on tour celebrating 25 years together. As well as Shaun Verrault, the rest of the lineup includes funk/soul/ R&B singer Charles Bradley, blues/hip hop/soul singer ZZ Ward, blues/soul/R&B singer Shakura S'Aida, multi-award-winning blues guitarist David Gogo, folk-rock/reggae duo Jon and Roy, gospel trio The Sojourners, multi-instrumentalist and Emmy-nominated composer John Lee Sanders, folk-rock artist Vince Vaccaro, singer Ndidi Onukwulu, and the six-piece ensemble band Brickhouse.
It is the last weekend of April and soon we'll be transitioning from weekend showers to May flowers. But rain or shine, there are plenty of things to do this weekend in Burnaby. There is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada's Pineapple Challenge, an all-candidates meeting, the Esso Cup and more. We're continuing with our popular feature - the Burnaby NOW's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. Here's our Top 5 list for April 26 to 28.
St. Thomas More Collegiate is gearing up for a fundraising carnival. The independent school is hosting a day of fun on May 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be carnival games, mini-donuts, face-painting, a cake walk, a bouncy castle, a dunk tank, a magician, a beer garden for the adults, live music and entertainment. There will also be gifts and plants for Mother's Day. Admission is $2, and tickets for games or rides are $2 each. The school is at 7450 12th Ave.
If you're looking for something fun to do for Earth Day, the Wildlife Rescue Association is hosting EarthFest, a nature festival for families at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion on Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The April showers have returned and may be around for the weekend, but there is still plenty to do indoors in Burnaby, from shopping to learning about Norse mythology. We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. Here's our Top 5 list for April 12 to 14.
Jazz for a Knight, presented by St. Thomas More Collegiate high school - a jazz benefit concert in honour of STM student Jomar Manrique at 7: 30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 Macpherson Ave. Proceeds go to the Josemaria Palma Manrique Memorial Scholarship fund to support Grade 12 students going into post-secondary studies in music, technology or engineering. Tickets $25, available at the school's front office, at 7450 12th Ave.