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Good-bye to summer
The back-to-school sales are on, and the days are getting shorter.
The end of summer is just around the corner, which means Burnaby Village Museum will soon be closed for the season.
From now to Labour Day is the last chance to see our special exhibit about the history of radio, featuring an operating radio station and displays of antique radios located in the homes and businesses throughout the heritage village.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the Radio BVM station is operated by a host and producer who re-create a day in the life of a 1920s-1930s radio station.
Still to come this summer, participants in the Burnaby Storytelling Project are in the Radio BVM studio Aug. 24 and Aug. 31, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., to share their stories of adjusting to life in Canada.
The project features members of Burnaby’s diverse immigrant community who worked with a professional storytelling coach. The stories, as well as other interviews recorded on Radio BVM over the summer, can be heard at youtube.com/bbyvillage.
Live performances are scheduled Saturdays, with performers interviewed live on Radio BVM before or after their sets.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, acoustic blues duo Harpdog Brown and Brandon Isaak are performing, and the Jess Hill Trio is featured on Saturday, Aug. 31.
To wrap up the year, we are hosting our annual Fall Fair on Monday, Sept. 2, featuring family fun, crafts, demonstrations and performances. The country fair atmosphere includes heritage races in the meadow and a corn-shucking contest. Free carousel rides are sponsored by CUPE Local 23 and the Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission.
The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays until Sept. 2. Admission to the museum is free. For information, call 604-297-4565 or visit www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.
Lisa Codd is the curator at the Burnaby Village Museum.