Celebrate the Burnaby Festival of Learning May 5-9

Last updated: April 25, 2023

Burnaby, BC – The Burnaby Festival of Learning returns with a free, multi-day celebration of lifelong learning events from May 5-9, taking place in venues throughout the city. Enjoy five full days of free, thought-provoking, community-led events and programming, made by (and for) people like you. 

This year's festival explores the theme, “what does belonging mean to you?” and takes a deeper look at how we belong to our homes and communities impacts how we come together to solve today’s pressing challenges. In this time of increasing conflict, food insecurity and homelessness, this is a chance to consider what it means to belong. This includes how we belong to relations, to a place, a time, an idea – and how belonging shapes important parts of our lives like food, climate, reconciliation and home.

With over 35 free events, the festival promises to offer something for all ages and interests. Learn new skills and gain new insights by exploring the science behind climate change, discover belonging through baking challah bread or learn how to create your own avatar with Photoshop. You can also attend workshops on dumpling and spring roll making, nature mediation session, arts and crafts, and more.

Founded in 2016, the Burnaby Festival of Learning is created in partnership between the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University, and promotes lifelong learning, authentic connection, societal change and capacity building. Come experience the strength of the community classroom. 

Register for your events at festivaloflearning.ca/events

Media Contact:

Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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