Burnaby now letting people rent city facilities, sports fields again

Are you looking for space to hold a small meeting or event? Perhaps a small wedding?

The City of Burnaby has announced that as part of its restart plan, residents can now book small meetings and events in a reduced capacity at popular facilities.

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These facilities include the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby Village Museum and recreation centres. Packages are also available for micro-weddings, including an intimate ceremony and reception, at the Burnaby Mountain and Riverway clubhouses. 

City staff have developed guidelines for each facility to ensure all bookings comply with physical distancing and provincial health requirements.

“Our community has worked hard to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, which has allowed us to take another careful step forward in our restart plan,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “We are pleased to offer Burnaby residents a safe option for their small-scale events and meetings at our facilities.” 

In addition, dry floor space at arenas and a number of sports fields across Burnaby are now available to book. Sports organizations can book city facilities for training and skill development, although formal games for many sports are not yet permitted.  

Safeguarding public health is the top priority for the City of Burnaby, said a news release, “each facility will comply with enhanced cleaning protocols and processes to ensure the well-being of our customers and staff.”


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