Here & Now: Bike fair postponed

The annual community bike fair for kids has been postponed because of the teachers’ strike. Tammy Ozero, fair organizer, has moved the date from June 20 to Sept. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The fair will still be at Edmonds Community School, at 7651 18th Ave.

The annual event is a huge draw for kids and highlights bike safety. There is also a bike tricks show, tons of fun activities and a bike give-away. For more information, go to 604-540-4424.

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St John Ambulance stars

Congrats to two Burnaby residents who are now part of the Order of St. John for their dedication to St. John Ambulance. Judy Chiu and Christina Hong were inducted recently in a special ceremony at Government House. Chiu was singled out for her leadership and service, training young recruits to be responsible members of the community. Hong, meanwhile, did a lot of work with young cadets.

St. John Ambulance trains the public in first aid and CPR, while raising money for community services.

Board member sought

Would you like to help women and children escaping violence? The Burnaby-based Dixon Transition Society is looking for a new board member. The group needs someone with a communication and marketing or media background. The commitment is about five hours a month. The society runs housing programs for women escaping violence, as well as support and service for them and their children. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to admin@dixonsociety.ca.

Another free book

The second item in our give-away series is Generation Green, The Making of the UniverCity Childcare Centre. The centre, which opened on Burnaby Mountain in spring 2012, has been called “the greenest child-care centre on the planet.” The author is Michael Berrisford, and the International Living Future Institute is publishing it as part of the Living Building Challenge Series. Generation Green is a medium sized, soft cover, coffee table book, which outlines all of the environmentally friendly features employed in the design and construction of the child-care centre. The centre, which is now full, is only for residents of UniverCity, a development complex atop Burnaby Mountain, just next to the SFU campus. The first person to email me with UniverCity in the subject line gets the book, but you must swing by our office to pick it up. Email jmoreau@burnabynow.com.

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