BNH Virtual programs

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Burnaby Neighbourhood House (BNH) hope you and your family are staying healthy and well during this challenging time. We’re staying apart right now to keep each other safe, but we can still have fun together! Please join us for any of the following Zoom classes:

Note: Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


How Do We Communicate with Our Kids under Covid-19 pandemic

Saturday, July 4, 2020: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Topics include: Parenting for newcomers in a diversified society, Effective parenting communication, Interpretation of current affairs and more. The program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). See poster for more details.

Email to register: or call 236-877-2616



Lynn’s Cooking Connection

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM from June 19 – July 24, 2020

Register in advance for the Lynn’s Cooking Connection:

There will be six weekly cooking meetings when we’ll all cook together, but all in our own separate homes. Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation. There are two recipes for this week (July 3rd): Potato Latkes/Pancakes and Apple Sauce. Any inquries: please email Lynn at if you have any questions.


Basic Photography Workshop

Fridays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM from June 19 – Aug 14, 2020  See poster for more details

Register in advance for this meeting:

Whether you want to tell the story, showcase your work or just a capture the beauty around you, photography is essential for expanding your creative vision.

The workshop covers all the essential basics including photography introductory, camera controlling, visual storytelling, basic photo editing and showcasing work. What you really need is only your camera which can be a smartphone or DSLR. Please contact Elva at or 236 833 6515 for any inquiries you may have.


Kids Arts and Crafts Workshops in English/Spanish

Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – See poster for more details.  Register in advance for this workshop:

Looking for some kid activities to bond with your child? Each week, we offer a variety of different types of arts and crafts workshops (garbage monsters, watercolour bookmark, space art aliens, and more) with crafter in mind via Zoom platform. The online workshop offers families and kids the opportunity to get messy, try new things, learn how to indulge their creative expression and making them an ideal choice to do at home.

Give your child a chance to embrace his/her artistic side every Saturday at 11:00 am for an hour fun filled session. All families and kids are welcome! Please ensure you have supplies prepared and ready each week. Please contact Elva at or 236-833-6515 to register.


Qi Gong:

Mondays: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Register in advance for this meeting:

Discover some basic concepts of Qi (vital life force energy) to enhance your own awareness about energy. Qi Gong focuses on breath and movement to open up the energy flow in the body. Learn gentle movement routines that can add to anyone’s repertoire for health, stress management and fitness. It alleviates lower blood pressure/cholesterol and improves digestion & respiratory conditions.


Yoga (Beginner):

Mondays: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM and Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, please email to register.

Join us for our Monday Yoga class via Zoom platform. Certified Yoga teacher, Mayra Chavez, will be practicing Pranayama, Asanas, Kundalini and Meditation. You will discover many wonderful yoga poses to incorporate into your daily practice. This will re-balance your life, improve your immunity system and increase your capacity to focus. You will also be able to release your stresses and your physical tension. Everyone is welcome!!


Family Yoga on Thursdays: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM until July 30, 2020 

Email to register:

The Family fun Yoga, facilitated by Vivien Gomes- a professional trained yoga instructor, is consist of breathing exercises, stretching, rest and relaxation. Participants explore a new theme each week and interact through music, stories and maybe even drawing. The practice of mindfulness helps families and young children to develop a foundation of a healthy lifestyle and habits.

Family Fun Yoga class opens to families with young children ages 2 to 6. No previous yoga experience required, just bring an open mind and heart. 


Family Drop-In:

English: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Register in advance for this meeting:


Spanish: Tuesdays: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Register in advance fort his Spanish Family Drop-In:


Families will have the opportunity to connect with other families and support each other in our community. With the same nursery rhymes, story time and a wide variety of kid activities that support your child development, our goal is to make our families feel like they’re right back at our Family Drop-In – but in the comforts of your own homes! Information on community resources and parenting support are also available. All families with children aged 0-5 years are welcome. Please see poster in English and Spanish for details

Besides offering our virtual Family Drop-In bi-weekly, we also provide online family resources on our website: to keep up to date on all important information regarding our supports/programs/news.


English Conversation:

Mondays: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Register for this class:


Thursdays: 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Register for this class:

Our online EAL classes are designed for participants that would like to continue their learning during these challenging times. The classes are a fun way to engage in conversation, make new friends and experience learning online! All our classes are held on Zoom and don’t worry if you are new to Zoom, we will help you and you will become a pro in no time!



Wednesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Register in advance for this meeting:–vmCK


Would you like to learn how to use email, search the Internet, create files and documents or explore videoconferencing via Zoom, Jitsi, Callbridge and so many more? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help you with your computer learning needs. We will assist you with your questions as well as online application forms.


Online training:

If you are need more help than the support provided at our WebCafe, we will pair you up with a volunteer who will meet you online to answer your questions. Our volunteers are able to support you in English, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean and Punjabi. Please email Rajeeta Samala, Adult Literacy Program Coordinator, at if you are interested.



Creative Basic Sewing Workshop in English/Spanish

Thursdays: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – See (poster) for details. Register in advance to the Sewing workshop:

The series of courses have been designed for anyone interested in learning to sew or developing their existing sewing skills from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

Each week, you will learn how to sew pillow monsters, fabric puzzle, spinning ball toy, mask making and more for yourself or others. Ana Lawrence, an experience sewing instructor, will guide you clear, easy-to-follow ideas and inspiration for projects that tap into your creative spirit.

The online group class meets every Thursday at 5:00 pm for an hour long with a maximum of 20 participants. Everyone is welcome! Please prepare materials prior to the scheduled classes. Please contact Elva at or 236-833-6515 to register.