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Burnaby marks 120th

Burnaby is marking the city's 120th birthday with two weeks of free family activities and workshops supported by a $75,000-grant from the provincial Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The offerings aim to celebrate community, arts, culture and sport in the city, which turns 120 on Sept. 22.

Festivities run Sept. 15 to 30, and start with a kickoff event and paving stone ceremony at Burnaby city hall on Saturday, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Other events include a birthday celebration on Sept. 23, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Civic Square and Bob Prittie Metrotown library, Jersey Day on Sept. 28 when people are invited to wear their favourite sports jerseys while taking in free recreational activities, and Culture Days at Deer Lake Park from Sept. 28 to 30.

“Burnaby’s central location and natural beauty led to its early popularity as a destination, and to its Sept. 22, 1892 incorporation," said Mayor Derek Corrigan. "But it’s Burnaby’s citizens – the thousands of people who have chosen to make this beautiful city their home – that have infused our city with the character, culture and diversity that make it one of the world’s most attractive cities today."

For details and a full schedule of events, visit burnaby.ca/celebrate120.

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