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Rhododendron

Come celebrate more colourful blooms across the Lower Mainland! Produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, Rhodofest is a day-long (10 am to 3 pm) free event on May 7, with entertainment, mini workshops, horticultural and nature tours, plant sales, interactive arts activities and rovers.

Rhododendron
[Photo by Sabine Trunk on Flickr]

Artisan and pottery sales alongside a silent auction help make this a fun-filled day out near Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Also on May 7, join the Burnaby Art Gallery for a brief guided tour of Edwardian-era Ceperley House beginning every half hour from 1 to 3 pm (by donation).

Rhododendron
[Photo by Glass Angel on Flickr]

A Tree to Honour Canada’s 150th (and Burnaby’s 125th!)

The City of Burnaby is one of 50 communities across Canada to be awarded $25,000 by the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) to fund local tree-planting projects in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.  As part of this celebration a ceremonial maple tree will be planted at City Hall Boulevard (corner of Canada Way and Deer Lake Parkway) on May 7 at 10:15 am to usher in Canada’s 150th and Burnaby’s 125th birthdays.

Get Social!

Share how you celebrate Canada Day in Burnaby by posting photos on Instagram with hashtag #CelebrateBurnaby. Be part of the live, online photo gallery showcasing Canadians throughout Burnaby celebrating Canada Day the best way we know how – with family, friends and fun. 

Top image by jilllian 2 on Flickr.

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