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Get to the Know the BLPA – April 2018

You’re invited to Get to the Know the BLPA

Guest speaker:  Rebeca Salas – “Saving Burnaby Lake”

While working as a Registrar at the Burnaby Village Museum, Salas-Rebeca-Headshot-SFU-2016-jpeg-400x400
Rebeca Salas completed research about the community activists who worked to clean up and preserve the aquatic environment of Burnaby Lake and their legacy of stewardship. She received her MA in Geography from Simon Fraser University, and is interested in community heritage.

We will take the time to have a very short meeting to conduct our AGM business.

Then we will break for refreshments which will provide an opportunity for you to meet the BLPA directors and other volunteers, pick up a Weedbusters schedule or the latest Check It Out, and have the chance to ask any questions you might have.

Full AGM agenda will be published/emailed by April 4.

Space is limited. Please RSVP so we can plan for refreshments and seating.

Parking information below RSVP form. 

You can RSVP for the Get to Know the BLPA Guest Speaker presentation using the form below or send an email to info@burnabylakepark.ca .

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BCIT News reports on BLPA Nest Box Program

On Sunday, January 21, a hardy group of volunteers braved the elements and headed out around Burnaby Lake for our annual nest box servicing. This year, BCIT News Journalism student Tanushree Pillai was there to capture the day`s activities.

Tanu also tweeted details of the process.

We still have more boxes around the Lake to service. Once all of them are completed, we hope to have results of our data collections by March 2018.

Thanks Tanushree for coming out and to our fantastic volunteers.




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Saving Burnaby Lake

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

 – Margaret Mead

Meet Joe Sadowski, one of the BLPA’s founding members in 1972.


Photo/Story: Metro Vancouver “Humans of Regional Parks”

“In the late 1960s, Burnaby was running into problems with disposal of garbage. So the idea was that they would use this area as a garbage dump. Our group became very active politically; our plan was to preserve this lake. Our group became known as the Burnaby Lake Park Association. I’ve been volunteering in this park for about 45 years. It makes me feel good to see how the park is being used. I could not imagine it being a garbage dump. It is a very pleasant surprise to see the number of people using it.”

An invitation to a special event to discover more

Learn about the community activists who worked to clean up and preserve the aquatic environment of Burnaby Lake. Community members are invited to bring their own stories and memories to share. This talk is presented by Rebeca Salas. Rebeca Salas is a museum registrar at the Burnaby Village Museum. As an MA candidate in geography at Simon Fraser University, Rebeca is interested in the relationship between memory and place.

DATE:    Wednesday, October 11
TIME:     7:00 to 8:00 pm
PLACE:  McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library – 4595 Albert Street

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online  or by calling 604-436-5400.

Saving Burnaby Lake is one of eight events in the Burnaby Neighbourhood Histories Series. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Historical Society.

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