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Pride Community BBQ
8 July 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Please join us for an afternoon of complimentary food, entertainment and community fun for all ages! 🌈☺️
Our community BBQ will be held at Keswick Park, July 8th 12-3pm. All community members are welcome! We encourage folks to carpool or take transit.
We’re delighted to announce that the Burnaby Firefighters will be swapping their helmets for chef’s hats and cooking up a storm for us. There’ll be a selection of hot dogs (meat/veggie/Halal), and pop and chips will be available.
Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society has kindly covered the cost of all food provided, so no cash is needed just bring along yourself (donations are welcome!)
We’ve planned a fun program of music and games! There will also be a range of kid-friendly lawn activities taking place throughout the afternoon.
You can sign up on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-community-bbq-tickets-664442815347) or just walk in!
See you there!
What to bring:
– Lawn chairs
– Picnic Blankets
– Dress for the weather – jackets, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses
Keswick Park is a Burnaby public park. The address is: 9452 Cardston Court, Burnaby, BC.
The park features washrooms, a playground and spray park. It is situated on a moderate slope. We will be meeting south of the basketball courts.
Enter at the south east corner of the park for easiest access to the BBQ site.
** PLEASE NOTE:
Keswick Park is a pilot park in Burnaby’s drinking in parks program. There may be open alcohol on site. Please support all of our community members by keeping this an alcohol-free event.
Read more about the pilot program here: https://tinyurl.com/4d96n3wf
** ASL Interpretation:
If you need ASL interpretation services please let us know by July 3, 2023. Please email: email@example.com
Lougheed Town Centre Station (5 minute walk)
Bus 110 Lougheed Station (9 minutes)
Please be aware that this walk is down hill heading from Lougheed Station to the park and uphill walking back to the station.
Free street parking is available on Cardston Court, Manchester Drive or Government Street. Parking is limited so we encourage you to carpool if possible.
For accessible parking and to avoid the moderate uphill slope, park on government street. It is a shorter walk and milder slope to the BBQ location.
There are two portable all gender washrooms on site, one is accessible.There are also washrooms on the other side of the park near the playground.
Outdoor RAIN/SHINE with some shade/cover under some of the trees. There will be few popup tents for shade.
** Seating Options:
Seating is limited (few picnic tables and folding chairs), please bring your own chairs/picnic blankets, cushions.
Microphones and amplification will be used.
The terrain is uneven with a mixture of grass and gravel. There is a gravel path throughout the park with a grade from south going north.
Burnaby Pride acknowledges community members experiencing chemical sensitivities.
For the health and safety of volunteers, performers, and guests it is important that everyone come fragrance-free or reduced to this event. For information on how and why to be fragrance-free, see http://thinkagaintraining.com/fragrance-free/#forparticipants. If you have questions, or if you are not sure you can be fragrance-free, please contact Athena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burnaby Pride acknowledges a growing number of individuals affected by electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) and would like to help support a safer event for everyone. We ask that picnic attendees power off their cell phones fully or place them on airplane mode for the duration of the event.
** COVID 19 Aware:
The safety and well-being of our community is important for us. Burnaby Pride follows the recommendations of the Fraser Health Authority. Our pride celebration is outdoors in a park. Mask wearing is optional, but encouraged in group settings. We also encourage our attendees to take the necessary precautions for their safety and we’ll have sanitation stations and masks onsite available for those that need them.
If you would like to use a mask or hand sanitizer, please visit the Burnaby Pride Table at the event.
If you have questions please contact email@example.com.
** Burnaby Pride holds our meetings and events on the unceded and traditional territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq’eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. We recognize that this acknowledgement is a tiny piece in the larger context of the ongoing work that must be done to challenge the legacies of colonialism and create palpable disruptive change and true reconciliation.