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Five things to do in Burnaby this weekend: May 27-28

From community spring festivals, environmental cleanups, a document shred event and more - there's lots to do in Burnaby this weekend.
Join a community cleanup with the City of Burnaby and the Lower Mainland Green Team this weekend.

What’s a-happening in Burnaby this weekend? There’s lots to do!

Burnaby Blooms on the Mountain

If you missed last week’s Burnaby Blooms celebration, don’t worry – you can check out this micro-event on Burnaby Mountain.

The city is hosting the event with entertainment like the Wilson-Gibbons Duo and Michelle Carlisle, as well as pre-registered workshops like “Make a Fresh Pansy Wreath” and “Blooming Spring Lanterns.” For more information, see the city's website.

When: Saturday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area (100 Centennial Way)
Cost: Free

PADS Burnaby Shred Event

Do you need to shred some old tax papers? Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS) has you covered. A donation to PADS will allow you to safely dispose of your confidential documents. For more info, see PADS' website.

When: Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 9048 Stormont Ave.
Cost: By donation

Community Cleanup

The city is hosting a neighbourhood cleanup full of community spirit alongside the Lower Mainland Green Team. Clean up litter and paint yellow fish on storm drains around Ron McLean Park.

With members of city council and staff attending, this month’s “spring cleaning” event” will be at Byrne Creek Ravine Park. Volunteers will receive a short orientation and go on a short clean-up route with city staff in small groups (equipment will be provided). The city recommends wearing bright colours for visibility and wearing sunscreen and a hat.

For more information on how to register, see the Meetup page online.

When: Saturday, May 27 at 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at Ron McLean Park (7820 Hedley Ave.)
Cost: Free, register in advance

Birds of Burnaby Lake

Join the Burnaby Lake Park Association to celebrate the birds of Burnaby Lake. One of Metro Vancouver’s favourite birding locations, the park is located on the Pacific Flyway migratory route and is a stop for all kinds of bird, including seasonal visitors sandhill cranes. There will be guided walks throughout the day. If you can, bring a pair of binoculars along to see the birds from far away.

When: Sunday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Piper Spit
Cost: Free, for more info see the BLPA website

Community Farm Days

Common Ground Community Farm is hosting a community farm work day in South Burnaby. You can “share in the labour and the love required to keep this community growing,” and meditate while weeding.

When: Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Common Ground Community Farm (7354 N Fraser Way)
Cost: Free, RSVP online