Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

Mondays, September 8 to October 20, 2014 (6 sessions - no session October 13, Thanksgiving Day)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Participants of this free six‐session workshop will learn how to use simple and practical approaches to manage blood glucose level in daily living. Group interaction and support will help you apply goal-setting, action-taking and problem-solving skills, through which you will gain increasing confidence to better manage various aspects of your health. Caregivers are also welcome.

Please register online. This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Registration deadline: September 1, 2014.

"培養糖尿病自我管理的能力" 免費系列課程(粵語)
該免費系列課程(分為6講)由 斯坦福大學創編, 旨在幫助您掌握在日常生活中控制好血糖與管理糖尿病症狀, 及時調整情緒, 和改善生活方式的各種實用工具。課程採用小組形式, 全面系統的講授結合組員之間交流實踐經驗;並支持您通過制定計劃,採取具體行動和解決實際問題來應用所學,增加有效降低與/或維持血糖平穩, 和管理好自己健康的信心。糖尿病患者的家屬也會從中得益。
每週一下午1:30到 4:00, 9月8 至 10月20日, 2014 (共6週,感恩節週一除外), 於本拿比公共圖書館, Metrotown 分館. 網上報名請點擊: Sign up for Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) [Cantonese]., 或致電 (604)-940 8967。(上限為 15 人,額滿後請等候參加下一班. 報名截止日期:9月1日, 2014)

UVic Centre on Aging

Tuesdays, September 9 to October 7
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Tuesdays, September 9 to October 7
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Wednesdays, September 10 through November 26
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited. Parents of children under 9 years old are asked to remain in the Program Room.

Thursdays, September 11 to October 9
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ years

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, September 11 to October 9
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ years

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Monday, September 15
7:15 pm to 8:15 pm

One in three British Columbians over the age of 65 falls every year due to loss of balance.
Damage to the complex vestibular system can also cause balance and dizziness disorders at any age.
Fortunately, one of the most common disorders is often treatable.

In celebration of Balance Awareness Week, September 15 to 21, the BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society (BADD) and Burnaby Public Library are offering a free, drop-in information session about balance and dizziness disorders. No registration is necessary.
You will learn about:

  • Balance system basics
  • Common causes and symptoms of balance and dizziness disorders
  • Assessing your risk of falling
  • Exercises and activities to improve your balance

For more information on balance and dizziness disorders, contact BADD at 604-878-8383 or go to www.balanceanddizziness.org

Wednesday, September 17
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work or wanting a career change? Come for a free tour and learn to use the job hunting resources available at the library. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies, explore careers, and find employment interview, cover letter and resume resources.
Tours are drop-in with no advance registration.

Thursday, September 18
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Are you a landed immigrant?

Do you want to start your own business?

Business Start Up with calculator

  Learn:

    -Small Business Facts
    -Small Business Pros and Cons
    -To Identify the right business for you
    -Step by step business start up process

To register for this free workshop please call 604-436-5400 or register online.

Friday, September 19
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This is a free workshop in English with Mandarin interpretation presented by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in partnership with Burnaby Public Library. Cormac O'Reilly, a Trades Facilitator at Immigrant in Trades Training Initiative, will be speaking about: 

  • What a Canadian workplace is like
  • Common Canadian work values
  • The role of employees and employers

There will be a group discussion on the difference between Canada and other countries. This workshop is available to permanent residents, protected persons, and live-in caregivers. For more information and to register, please call the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Service Centre at 604-430-1899. Please have your PR card ready when registering.

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