Tourism Burnaby T-shirts Help Feed Families

Tourism Burnaby_T-shirt ImageTourism Burnaby’s latest initiative launches on June 6th at the annual Hat’s Off Day Festival in The Heights. The project involves selling trendy t-shirts and tank tops that feature a graphic of Burnaby and its many neighbourhoods by donation at various annual events throughout the summer, including Hats Off Day, Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival and Livenation’s Deer Lake Concert Series. The goal of the project is to promote awareness of Burnaby and the many neighbourhoods that make up the community.

“Burnaby is evolving,” says Nancy Small, Executive Director of Tourism Burnaby, “It has more to offer than just proximity to Vancouver. Burnaby is BC’s third-largest city – we need to start pumping ourselves up and showing our community pride.”

There is a minimum donation of $10, and all profits from the project will be donated to Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s Community Kitchen, a weekly program offered at Edmonds Neighbourhood Resource Centre and Burnaby Neighbourhood House South wherein limited-income families join together to prepare healthy meals to take home, and to have lunch. Free child-minding is available, and the meals prepared always involve favourite family recipes and kid-friendly foods.  You can find more information about the Community Kitchen program by clicking here.

You can also order your t-shirts for pickup at Tourism Burnaby’s office (309-4603 Kingsway, across from Metropolis at Metrotown) by calling 604 419 0377.