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Bonsor Arts Programs

Adult Dance Class Postponed or Cancelled

Due to a recently issued Provincial Health Order, adult dance classes are postponed or cancelled in all City of Burnaby recreation facilities until further notice. Children and youth classes will continue as scheduled.

For cancelled programs, refunds or credits will be provided to anyone who has registered in advance.

All other indoor activities in our recreation facilities will continue following the centres’ safety protocols.

Bonsor Arts 

Bonsor’s Fine and Performing Arts Program offers many classes to choose from. We're certain you'll find something to tickle your fancy.

Express your creative side in a Dance,  Music or Visual & Theatre Arts class. No matter what level of experience you have, there is something for everyone!

For more information, contact one of our Bonsor Fine arts team members or staff members.

Laurie Jones-Tomé, Fine Arts Coordinator 

 Bonsor Arts - Instructor Laurie Jones-Tomé

Laurie received her Recreation Diploma from Langara in 1981 and started her Career in Recreation in West Vancouver. Soon after she moved to the City of Burnaby and has been working here ever since. She has worn many hats over the years, working with seniors as a Recreation Programmer at Confederation Centre, at City Hall as a Community Program Coordinator, and at Shadbolt as a Program Coordinator. She has been the Fine Arts Coordinator at Bonsor since being asked to join the team in 1987 when Bonsor first opened, and has built the arts programming there from a seasonal complement of 30 classes to the current compliment of up to 300 classes per season. Laurie’s approach to the arts is best described as being incredibly creative, inspirational to instructors, and always thinking outside the box to make everything possible!

Contact Laurie Jones-Tome at 604-297-4586 or

River Light, Fine Arts Leader

 Bonsor Arts - Instructor River Light

River comes to us with a background in theatre. She has been involved in acting since she was a young child, and received her BA at SFU in Fine and Performing Arts – Theatre Concentration. River has performed in many community productions both on the Sunshine Coast and in Vancouver. Her 2 minute video Please won the UN pavilion’s Messages for Peace competition at Expo 86 in the senior audio/video category. She has written and produced for both stage and video, and currently writes short stories and poetic prose. She started working for the City of Burnaby in the spring of 1992 and now works full time at Bonsor as a Fine Arts Leader.

Contact River Light at 604-297-4584 or

Allergy Awareness

Thank you for registering in one of our Fine and Performing Arts programs. If you or your child has a severe allergy, please review this important information, register as early as possible and complete a Program Support Package for Disabilities and Allergies.

Dance Music Visual Arts