Outdoors event season set to begin
The outdoor parade and event season is set to begin in Burnaby, starting with the Nagar Kirtan Parade in South Burnaby on Saturday, April 6.
It starts at 12 p.m. and heads south on Gilley from the Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha temple and turning west onto Rumble Street, north onto Royal Oak, east onto Imperial Street, south on MacPherson, east on Beresford back to the temple by about 6 p.m., according to a city staff report.
The parade will make several temporary stops along the way, parking will be prohibited along the parade route between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and rolling road closures will be in effect.
Hats Off Day will be held in the Heights shopping district on Saturday, June 1 with the parade running down Hastings Street between Beta Avenue and Boundary Road from 10 to 11 a.m.
Hastings between Gamma Avenue and Boundary will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate the parade and subsequent street festival.
The Heights will also play host to the Giro di Burnaby criterium cycling race on Thursday, July 11 as part of BC Superweek, the richest event in Canadian pro cycling.
About 5,000 spectators are expected for the event, which starts with the women's race at 6 p.m. followed by the men's race at 7:15 p.m.
Hastings and the surrounding streets (Rosser Avenue, Albert Street, Gilmore Avenue and MacDonald Avenue) will be closed to traffic from 4 to 10 p.m.