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 are staying apart right now to keep each other safe, but we can still have fun together! Please join us for any of the following online (Zoom) or In-person programming:

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



Reduce Stress through Mindfulness 

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, starting in October 7 – 28, 2020 (Online)

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It’s a busy world. Life can be stressful. We all deal with stress on a daily basis, whether we’re young or old. Whether it’s the stress that comes with having too much work to do in too little time, sometimes you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment.

Research has shown that mindfulness helps us reduce anxiety and depression and teaches us how to response to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment. This workshop will provide tools and ways to become more aware of our thoughts, the needs of our body, and the emotions of others. Please see poster for more info.

We want to inspire you with helpful tips and instruction, no matter what your level of comfort with photography. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or skill level, all you need is a camera or smartphone and the desire to learn in the world’s most beautiful classroom. For more info, please contact Elva at or call 236-833-6515.



Mother Goose Program

Tuesdays: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Online)

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A fun group experience that introduces parents and their babies & toddlers (aged two and under) to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. The program focuses on helping young children with their social, cognitive and emotional development.



The Newcomer Learning Club! (Online)

Tuesdays (Grades 2-4) from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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Thursdays (Grade 5-7) from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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The Learning Club is a free online program for newcomer elementary students in Grades 2–7 who may need additional learning support. This program provides assistance with fun literacy activities and academic support to help children reach their full potential (in education and life). Come join us each week to learn, experiment and grow! Any inquiries please email or call 236-877-2517. See poster for more details.



Lynn’s Cooking Connection – Cook and Chat

Fridays: August 7 – December 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Online) 

Registration Link:  See poster for more details

We all cook together, but all in our own homes! Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation with each other. We have two delicious recipes for each week. Here are the recipes to make use of pears, potatoes and tuna this week: Tuna stuffed baked potatoes and Roasted Turnips and Pears with Rosemary. You can still access our previous recipes including: Cantonese White Cut Chicken, Chicken Waldorf Salad   One pot garlic parmesan Pasta and Beet greens, feta and apple salad. If you have any inquiries please email Lynn at



Qi Gong:

Mondays: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Online)

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Discover some basic concepts of Qi (vital life force energy). Qi Gong focuses on breath and movement to open up the energy flow in the body. These gentle movement routines can add to anyone’s repertoire for health, stress management and fitness. These routines even alleviate lower blood pressure/cholesterol and improves digestion & respiratory conditions. Join us in enhancing your own awareness about energy! Outdoor Qi Gong is also available on Thursdays.




Mondays: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM and Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Online)

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Join us for our yoga class (beginner) via Zoom. Certified Yoga teacher, Mayra Chavez, will practice Pranayama, Asanas 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 stress and physical tension. Everyone is welcome!!



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Online Session (on Zoom)

English: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Online).

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Spanish: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Online). 

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In-person session (South House)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM until November 27, 2020 

Registration at: or call 604-431-0400.


Families will have the opportunity to connect with 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 home! 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 (Online):

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Thursdays: 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Online):

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



Computer Drop-In (In-Person session):


North House

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ( by appointments only, call 604-294-5444)


South House

Mondays: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (by appointments only, call 604-431-0400 or email

Thursdays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (by appointments only, call 604-431-0400 or email 



Webcafe (on Zoom):

Mondays: 12:00 PM – 2:00 pm  (Online)

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Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 pm (Online)

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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 much more? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help you with your computer learning needs. We will assist you with your questions and 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.



Seniors Group Chat

Mondays: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Online)

Registration at: or call 604-294-5444

The coronavirus is changing how we live our everyday lives. Being inside the house may be difficult for some people who are used to going out to stay active. With many places closed and some events called off for the foreseeable future, it also highlights how much we all need social connections. That’s why we’re doing the best we can to help seniors to stay connected. Please join us for a virtual group chat via Zoom to meet new friends and help keep the mind active! The chat room can serve as a portal to meet new people, share interests and remain social.



Mentoring with Math

Wednesdays: October 21 – December 9, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (In-Person at BNH North House) 

To register, please visit and fill out their online application form or contact Crystal at for more info. 

Mentoring with Math is an after school 8-week program for children in grade 3-7 who need additional assistance in math. Children are matched with mentors who help make math fun and achievable. Please see the poster for more details

For the first part of the session, they will use a variety of techniques based on the principles of the JUMP Math numeracy program to encourage an understanding and love of math. The second part of each weekly session will encourage students in the program to interact with one another through a number of games and activities.

The program in partnership with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Simon Fraser University is not only about helping with numbers, but also the social and emotional development of children.



Canadian landscapes photography through Newcomer eyes 

Fridays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM until December 18, 2020 (online) 

Registration at: or call 236-833-6515

This is a great opportunity to virtually learn and explore the Canadian 🇨🇦 culture by exploring the towns in Metro-Vancouver and having discussions on places, displacement, migration recollections; towards self-identification and belonging as new immigrants in Canada. Please see poster for more info.

We want to inspire you with helpful tips and instruction, no matter what your level of comfort with photography. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or skill level, all you need is a camera or smartphone and the desire to learn in the world’s most beautiful classroom.



Canadian Geography and People as entwined by Newcomers’ Arts and Crafts 

Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM until December 19, 2020 (online) 

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Let’s learn about Canadian geography and people by using arts and crafts combined with fun and interactive activities among newcomer children and families of all age groups. Give your child a chance to embrace his/her artistic side for an hour fun filled session. Please see poster for more info or contact Elva or call 236-833-6515 if you have any questions.



Newcomer Youth Circle 

Wednesdays: September 23 – December 9, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Online) 

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Are you a newcomer interested in sharing your ideas and experiences with others? Are you between the ages of 15-18? Maybe the Youth Circle is the place for you! Join us on Wednesdays with Shaza, a UBC student and a newcomer youth herself! Passionate about community integration, she enjoys supporting and engaging newcomer youth with a wide variety of relevant topics and workshops. Please see poster for more info or contact Amal Ballu at or call 236-877-2517 if you have any questions.



Learning about Canadian Heritage through Basic Sewing 

Tuesdays: September 22 – December 15, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Online) 

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Learn basic sewing skills, conversation skills, and about Canadian culture and history! The online class focuses on the importance of sewing and tapestry in shaping Canada through generations of Indigenous Nations, settlers, and immigration. Please see poster for details.

We will meet every Tuesday at 5:00 pm for a fun-filled hour with up to 20 participants. This workshop is recommended for new immigrants and refugees. Please contact Elva at or 236-833-6515 for more info.