Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2018-08-19
Mondays, August 20 & 27
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for a two day workshop on August 20 and 27, 2018 to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This workshop will be held in English, with Chinese language support available.

Registration is required. To register please contact  Angel Tse  604 254 9626 ext 2121 or atse@mosaicbc.org or click here to register using our online registration form.

Friday, August 24
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages: 4 and up

Some animals hop and some like to run,
Some fly in the sky just for fun.
Some walk on 2 legs, some on four
Some use many, many more.
Some like to slither, some swim in the ocean,
Find out about them at 'Nature in Motion'.

 Join a Metro Vancouver Regional Park interpreter to learn cool facts about nature in Burnaby. You might see something wild!

Drop in - no registration required. Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10.
Come early! Space is limited.

Tuesday, August 28
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Whether it's the first time living on your own or you've been running your own household for years it seems like our money doesn't go as far as it use to.

Join us and the Credit Counselling Society to receive tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. You'll also have a chance to share your best hints on saving money!

Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!


From the presenter

Have you noticed how the cost of living continues to rise every year and yet perhaps your wages aren’t keeping up? Groceries are more expensive, the cost of utilities is creeping higher and higher, and so is the cost of transportation. Intuitively we know that there’s got to be a better way to save, but how?

In the 75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Reduce your electricity and heating expenses with simple fixes
  • Save money on your cable, telephone and internet bills
  • Reduce your grocery bill every month
  • Create one dish meals that save both time and money
  • Determine if your transportation costs can be trimmed
  • Shrink your entertainment expenses and still have fun with your family and friends
  • Implement some easy tips to reduce your personal expenses (e.g. clothes, fitness, and books)
  • Save on gifts and special occasions like birthdays and holidays

Assuming that every dollar has a job, then every dollar saved can make a difference to your overall budget. Saving even a few dollars on monthly expenses can really add up!

This workshop will last for 90 minutes and there is lots of sharing amongst participants – we all learn from each other! This webinar will be “grab ‘n’ go”- grab some of our 75 ideas and go try them! Full curriculum is available upon request.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 29
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

SFU's Philosophers' Café in a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required.

Please join us for stimulating discussion on "New mainstream among millennials - minimalism. Can people be minimalists for their whole lives?" with Moderator Aina Aliieva. 

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

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Monday, September 10 and Friday, September 14
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for a two day workshop on September 10 and 14, 2018 to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This workshop will be held in English, with Chinese language support available.

Registration is required. To register please contact  Angel Tse  604 254 9626 ext 2121 or atse@mosaicbc.org or click here to register using our online registration form.

Tuesday, September 11
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas Library. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this free drop-in program!

Saturday, September 15
11:00 am to 2:00 pm


knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Tuesday, September 18
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas Library. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this free drop-in program!

Wednesday, September 19
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!

Free, but seating is limited. Registration begins on August 27 at 10 am. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

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