THE BURNABY FESTIVAL OF LEARNING HAS ENDED, BUT THE TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE LIVES ON
Thank you to everyone involved in this year’s festival. Whether you hosted an event, were thick in the logistics, or just came to an activity or two, thank you for being a part of exploring belonging with us!
Every year, the Burnaby Festival of Learning brings a multiplicity of experiences, cultures, voices, and abilities, together in an open and accessible way. We gathered to learn about climate advocacy, made challah and dumplings, and dialogued about important issues, harnessing our curiosity and care for the world and each other as we did so. This year’s festival truly gave us a magical space to share knowledge with new friends and neighbours from all walks of life.
But it’s not really the festival that makes this happen, it’s you – the Burnaby community. Thank you. Whether it’s at next year’s festival or some event just around the corner, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
WHAT DOES BELONGING MEAN TO YOU?
How we belong to our communities, our homes, our places, can have a profound effect on how we come together in order to solve today’s pressing challenges. In this time of increasing conflict, food insecurity and homelessness, come consider what it means to belong – to relations, to a place, a time, an idea – and explore how belonging shapes important parts of our lives: food, climate, reconciliation, and home.
The Burnaby Festival of Learning is a free, multi-day celebration of lifelong learning, taking place in venues throughout the City of Burnaby. Join us May 5th – 9th for five full days of free, thought-provoking, community-led events and programming, made by (and for) people like you.
We believe that learning should be available to everyone, and that everyone has important knowledge to bring to the conversation, so all festival events are free.
BY COMMUNITY, FOR COMMUNITY
Inside stories about the people who make this festival happen. Read about your friends, your neighbours, and the people who call this vibrant city ‘home’. Learn more about what drives them to give back to our lively community, and get inspired. Who knows, perhaps next year, this could be a story about you…
Get to know We Are Burnaby
Submitted by: Ariel Dela Cruz & Shantelle Medel About We Are Burnaby: We Are Burnaby is an online community gallery that features […]
Sustainability Starts with Optimizing Our Community
By: Milad Ebadi Retrofitting his working environment to make it more energy-efficient and sustainable was an easy decision for Milad, who has […]
An Urban Understory
By: Naomi Steinberg Beneath walkways, roadways, bike lanes and train tracks lie networks underground that contribute to the thriving life of the […]
Art After Dark: Art With No Boundaries
By: Grant Withers (experimental photographic artist) & Yunuen Perez Vertti (documentary filmmaker) For generations, art has been viewed on the walls of […]
Talking about Culture Chats
Event: Multicultural Arts and Crafts Workshop | May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Contributor: Asmita Lawrence Canada has long been known as […]
The Art and Language of Geometry
Aigerim Shilibekova, who goes by her artistic name of Aia Tarazi, is a multi-talented polymath who possesses a wide range of interests […]
A Map Made of Photographs
Rebecca Heyl is an artist, author and educator who hails from the state of New York. She trained as photographer at the […]
Reconnecting with Nature with a Herbalist Plant Walk
We first meet Lori Snyder as she guides our interviewer along an interactive nature walk in Burnaby’s Central Park. She points out […]