Burnaby Neighbourhood speaker series: Prisons & Reformatories in Early Burnaby

Thursday, October 15
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

Early 20th century Burnaby was home to several institutions that sought to reform their residents, including the Oakalla Prison Farm, Home of the Friendless, New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders, and the United Church Home for Girls. Learn about the people who lived and worked in these institutions, and consider what these places tell us about the early history of BC. Presented by Lisa Codd, Heritage Planner for the City of Burnaby.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca