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Registration Starts Soon for Fine Arts Programs at Shadbolt Centre and Burnaby Art Gallery

Nurture your creative side and reconnect with the community as fall programs and classes return to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Art Gallery.

General registration for fall programs begins September 1 through our online registration system -- Burnaby residents will be able to access priority registration on August 31 through Webreg and by phone.

Featuring specialized programs and small class sizes with professional instructors, Burnaby residents and visitors are able to explore their creativity, stay connected to their community and enjoy the mental health benefits of a fulfilling arts program in a safe environment.

Building on the success of the City’s summer program restart, the Shadbolt Centre and the Burnaby Art Gallery will continue to implement enhanced cleaning and safety procedures. Visitors are required to observe physical distancing guidelines and follow all directions from program staff.

“Art is a powerful tool to uplift, connect and inspire,” said Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of the full slate of fall programs available in Burnaby.”

Burnaby Art Gallery

More than 20 unique programs will be offered at the Burnaby Art Gallery this fall, including the return of BAG Family Sundays, Gallery Talks and Tours, and the popular Pinot & Printmaking class. Many programs are linked with artwork in our current exhibitions or from the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection. Find our full program list online at

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Offering programs at every level, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts has programs with options for the absolute beginner learning a new art form right up to experienced artists looking to perfect their skills. Our specialized instructors can help you explore the art of pottery making, dance, visual arts, playing a musical instrumentlearning to code in the media lab, theatre and creative writing. A wide variety of programs are available for kids, teens and adults this fall.

However you choose to explore your creativity, fall programs at the Shadbolt Centre will challenge you to learn practical skills while emphasizing personal expression — find our full program list online at

Burnaby Residents Given Priority Access for Recreational and Cultural Programs

City of Burnaby residents will be given priority when registering for fall recreation and cultural programs operating at reduced capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a centrally located city in a region of 2.4 million people, Burnaby’s programs are often in high demand. With spaces limited to provide room for participants to physically distance, priority registration gives Burnaby residents advance access to programs.

Following the priority period, registration will open to the general public.

Safety remains paramount as we continue to carefully restart programs and re-open our facilities. Enhanced health protocols are in place to ensure participants can safely enjoy Burnaby’s rich variety of cultural and recreational offerings.

For updates on program information and registration details, visit

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