BLPA Annual Open House – Helping Wildlife

This year at our BLPA Annual Open House on Sunday, December 7, we are collecting non-perishable items for our friends at WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC. There are some household items you may have that you were putting aside to donate anyway. Do your pre-holiday home clean up – the animals and WRA will be thankful!

You will also get an extra entry into our door prize draw!

Cleaning supplies

  • Laundry detergent, hand soap, (unscented), Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Face & dish cloths, Hand towels (good condition)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Garbage bags (industrial size)
  • Q-tips
  • Rectangular laundry baskets
  • Large plastic storage bins with lids

Household supplies

  • White Board markers
  • Tape (masking, packing, duct & painter’s)
  • Batteries (AA, AAA)
  • Scissors & kitchen shears
  • Small/medium mirrors
  • Glass tea-light holders (shallow), Shot glasses

Check the list for more non-perishable items:


First Annual ECO-BLITZ Day of Stewardship

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Eco stewardship activities are happening across several Metro Vancouver Regional Parks on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

Join the Weedbusters from the Burnaby Lake Park Association to remove invasive English ivy at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. We are meeting at the Avalon Entrance parking lot (9100 Avalon Avenue Burnaby), at 10 am.

The Weedbusters have been hard at work over the years making great progress at ridding the park of ivy and other invasive plants. We will be working in a forested area near the Brunette River, tackling one of the remaining patches of ivy in the park. Wear sturdy footwear as we’ll be stepping off the trails, and dress appropriate for the weather conditions of the day. Gloves, tools, and snacks will all be provided, just bring your enthusiasm and industrious attitude!

This is a great opportunity for your local community group to come out and contribute to your local environment with others who care about the park. Scouts, Guides, Church, work groups – get in touch with us at the email below.

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday.  We will have West Coast cookies from Thrifty Foods, organic apples from a Langley farm and native plant seedlings to give-away from NATS.

To ensure we have enough goodies and equipment, just let us know you’re coming:

3 ways you can RSVP: 
- via the Facebook Event page
- or if you are a MeetUp member, via the link below:

We look forward to seeing you on the 25th October!

Burnaby World Rivers Day Celebration

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Sunday, September 28, 2014 – World Rivers Day is a global event celebrating rivers in Canada and around the world. 2014 will be the 10th anniversary of World Rivers Day and 34th annual Rivers Day in BC.

Visit Burnaby Village Museum on Sunday, 11 am – 4:30 pm, to celebrate World Rivers Day.

This will be one of many celebrations happening around the world, involving millions of people in over 60 countries, promoting sustainability and stewardship of our streams and rivers.

This family friendly event will include live music, face painting, an interactive children’s fishing activity, a display from the Vancouver Aquarium, and exhibits from the City’s many environmental community partners. Deer Lake Brook, one of Burnaby’s most ecologically important streams, runs through the Burnaby Village Museum grounds. The event is the perfect time to learn about Burnaby’s historical connection to its many natural waterways.

Admission is free and all museum exhibits and facilities will be open.

Click here for a detailed schedule.

You can find a location map here.




Date:                      Wednesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm
BLPA AGM:           
7:00 – 7:40 pm
Refreshments:      7:40 – 8:00 pm
Location:               Metro Vancouver Parks Central Area Office: 9146 Avalon Ave., Burnaby, BC

For the following purposes:

  1. To hear reports from the Board of Directors of the Burnaby Lake Park Association (BLPA)
  2. To present the financial statements of the BLPA
  3. To review the Constitution and Bylaws of the BLPA
  4. To present the results of the nominations to the Board of Directors

For more information or to RSVP contact Ann Green, BLPA Coordinator at or Trina Sakata, CDC Metro Vancouver Parks at 604.520.6442

City of Burnaby Environment Fair

Visit the BLPA display at the City of Burnaby’s Environment Festival on May 31. Click the link to find out about activities and directions

As part of Environment Week, we have two Weedbuster Sessions to remove invasive species in at Burnaby Lake Park on Sunday, June 1 from 1-4 pm and Tuesday, June 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Both sessions will meet at the Avalon Parking lot off of Cariboo Road.