In the News


Burnaby School District programs, schools, students, and employees are often “in the news.” We invite you to learn more about what’s happening in Burnaby Schools by checking out some of these news stories.

Media inquiries for the District can be directed to: media@burnabyschools.ca


90-yr-old alumna relieved her old Burnaby school not being demolished
Burnaby Now, September 13, 2019

Teaching students sleep hygiene in Burnaby Schools
CBC Radio, September 9, 2019 (Listen at 1 hour and 21 minute mark)

Kelowna girls graduate to Whitecaps soccer program in Burnaby
Kelowna Now, September 9, 2019

$350K SOGI funding announcement made in Burnaby
Burnaby Now, September 7, 2019

Class Act: Burnaby students shoot for the stars during summer vacation
Burnaby Now, September 5, 2019

Sleep hygiene’ to be taught in Burnaby schools this year
Burnaby Now, September 4, 2019

Photo Gallery – Back-to-school jitters in Burnaby
Burnaby Now, September 4, 2019

BC Today with Margaret Gallagher
CBC Radio, August 26, 2019

This Burnaby student’s artistic journey began early in life
Burnaby Now, August 20, 2019

High school kids destigmatize homelessness, one hot potato at a time
Vancouver Sun, August 18, 2019

Moscrop duo set for next volleyball challenge
Burnaby Now, August 15, 2019

Camp aims to ‘ignite’ passion in teen girls to become firefighters
Burnaby Now, August 12, 2019

We’ll stand together and be all powerful
CBC News, August 10, 2019

Behind the scenes at the Vancouver Pride parade
Georgia Straight, August 4, 2019

Kindergarten town donates entire GDP to Burnaby Hospital
Burnaby Now, August 1, 2019

Students trade pencils for oven mitts and guitar picks at Burnaby summer school
CBC News (Story), July 28 2019

Baking & rock band in summer school means more learning for students
CBC News (Video), July 26 2019

Sew creative! New classes drive record enrolment in Burnaby summer school program
Burnaby Now, July 25, 2019

Medals abound for Burnaby track athletes
Burnaby Now, July 25, 2019

Burnaby youth counsellor, kung-fu master wins Top 25 Immigrants award
Burnaby Now, July 23, 2019

Burnaby students invited to jump on school district’s Pride float
Burnaby Now, July 19, 2019

The Howies: Our mythical, season-ending awards celebrate the author’s Top 25 moments of the 2018-19 season
Varsity Letters, July 14, 2019

Burnaby students rake in $6.96 mil in scholarships, bursaries
Burnaby Now, July 11, 2019

The Complete List: Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2019! Where 1,037 athletes in 19 sports are headed this coming season
Varsity Letters, July 6, 2019

Rebels celebrate past year’s athletes, volunteers
Burnaby Now, July 4, 2019

These four Burnaby educators are up for provincial excellence awards
Burnaby Now, July 3, 2019

Grade 3 student honoured for helping save a life in Burnaby
CTV News, June 26, 2019

Province announces $28.6 million to protect two Burnaby schools from earthquakes
Burnaby Now, June 26, 2019

Food bank the winner in Burnaby schools’ Hunger Games
Burnaby Now, June 20, 2019

Deaf student wins school’s first Female Athlete of the Year Award
CBC News, June 16, 2019

Burnaby North Secondary Viking head here to stay – for now
Burnaby Now, June 14, 2019

Flexibility, community at heart of new Burnaby North Sec design
Burnaby Now, June 14, 2019

Wildcats runner wins with a splash
Burnaby Now, June 13, 2019

How to make sure teens earn that seasonal buck (featuring Alpha students and advisor)
CBC Early Edition, June 13, 2019

Coquitlam gymnast delivers on can-do attitude (Alpha Secondary student)
Tri-City News, June 12, 2019

Burnaby deaf student battling blindness wins historic sports award
Burnaby Now, June 11, 2019

Burnaby computer student strikes national Skills Canada gold two years in a row
Burnaby Now, June 10, 2019

He’s family – Burnaby teacher’s community work earns UBC award
Burnaby Now, June 7, 2019

Byrne Creek bends, builds rugby future
Burnaby Now, June 6, 2019

Vancouver hip hop artist and high school choir make sweet music together
CBC Radio’s On the Coast, June 5, 2019

Vancouver hip hop artist and high school choir make sweet music together
CBC News, June 5, 2019

B.C. developer awards first wave of scholarships from $50-million fund
Vancouver Sun, May 31, 2019

Vaping could be gateway to cigarettes for teens, VCH says
News 1130, May 31, 2019

Burnaby students ‘best defenders’ at national cyber-security competition
Burnaby Now, May 30, 2019

Day two at the 2019 B.C. boys high school rugby championships highlighted by Cinderella Byrne Creek’s amazing run to the finals 
Varsity Letters, May 30, 2019

Port Coquitlam hockey player signs with Saskatoon Blades 
The Tri-City News, May 30, 2019

Twice as many Burnaby youth vaping nicotine as smoking cigarettes: survey
Burnaby Now, May 30, 2019

Teacher Named Burnaby’s Citizen of the Year
Education News Canada, May 29, 2019

Central captures zone aggregate with balanced track approach
Burnaby Now, May 28, 2019

Mountain Lions roar to zone’s junior track banner
Burnaby Now, May 28, 2019

Burnaby students impressive at national science fair
Burnaby Now, May 24, 2019

Burnaby students strut their stuff in year-end dance and music performances
Burnaby Now, May 23, 2019

Adzic, Heslop rack up triple gold at district track championships
Burnaby Now, May 23, 2019

Burnaby students in the spotlight at Arts Umbrella festival
Burnaby Now, May 13, 2019

Learn how gangs recruit teens into crime at this Burnaby event
Burnaby Now, May 11, 2019

Burnaby school officials, MPs call on feds to up funding for newcomers, refugees
Burnaby Now, May 10, 2019

Byrne Creek Secondary’s Laida Falsetto named Burnaby’s outstanding citizen of the year
Burnaby Now, May 8, 2019

Kids fired up at Burnaby Fire Department youth academy
Burnaby Now, May 8, 2019

Gary Wong: Schools, communities can help children cope beyond Mental Health Week
Vancouver Sun, May 6, 2019

Burnaby high school hosts test-drive fundraiser for dry-grad
Burnaby Now, May 3, 2019

Burnaby students golden at B.C. skills competition
Burnaby Now, May 3, 2019

Cops, paramedics urge Burnaby grads to find a safe way home
Burnaby Now, May 1, 2019

Get arty with the family during these Burnaby art shows
Burnaby Now, April 27, 2019

Alpha gymnast delivers on can-do attitude
Burnaby Now, April 25, 2019

Moscrop repeats as fourth-best at B.C. school gymnastics
Burnaby Now, April 24, 2019

Burnaby students catch up on their measles shots
Burnaby Now, April 22, 2019

Check out this work by the next generation of Burnaby artists
Burnaby Now, April 20, 2019

Burnaby school district celebrates new partnership with counterpart in France
Burnaby Now, April 20, 2019

Measles immunization programs underway at B.C. schools
Global News, April 18, 2019

Three new child-care centres coming to Burnaby by 2020
Burnaby Now, April 16, 2019

A Sunday Read: Why coach Moreno Stefanon & Byrne Creek’s new rugby program has meshed with Bulldog nation’s global student body
Varsity Letters, April 14, 2019

Sport and health program for Burnaby school kids gets $27K boost from Beedie
Burnaby Now, April 10, 2019

Burnaby Artists Guild supports local students
Burnaby Now, April 10, 2019

Summer school no bummer school in Burnaby school district
Burnaby Now, April 9, 2019

Burnaby schools will have free menstrual products by end of 2019: minister
Burnaby Now, April 5, 2019

Quinn Classic hands out scholarships
Burnaby Now, April 5, 2019

Class Act: Burnaby schools get two more rainbow crosswalk (and more news) 
Burnaby Now, April 4, 2019

Rebels get pre-season thumb’s up
Burnaby Now, April 4, 2019

Huynh, Vivero to take last shot of 2019 season
Burnaby Now, April 4, 2019

Burnaby needs your feet to beat New West in walking contest
Burnaby Now, April 3, 2019

Canada unveils roster for footy friendly against England (Burnaby Central REX program students)
Burnaby Now, April 2, 2019

Trench film makes WWI real for Burnaby students
Burnaby Now, April 2, 2019

Design An Ad (Burnaby students explore a career in marketing) 
Burnaby Now, March 29, 2019

Burnaby North class of ’69 to celebrate the best days of their lives
Burnaby Now, March 22, 2019

How much would it cost for the Burnaby school board to run child care?
Burnaby Now, March 18, 2019

New playgrounds coming to B.C. schools
CBC News, March 17, 2019

Three Burnaby schools score funding for new playgrounds
Burnaby Now, March 15, 2019

50 B.C. schools getting new playgrounds this fall
CTV News, March 15, 2019

Burnaby school board mulling district owned and operated child care
Burnaby Now, March 15, 2019

School districts consider free pads and tampons in schools
Vancouver Sun, March 12, 2019

Burnaby South surge to finish BCs strong
Burnaby Now, March 10, 2019

Byrne Creek perseveres in provincial march
Burnaby Now, March 10, 2019

Burnaby percussionist featured in Sonic Boom Festival
Burnaby Now, March 10, 2019

Rebels fall prey to Panthers in BC semis
Burnaby Now, March 9, 2019

Grade 8 Rebels rollick to boys provincial title
Burnaby Now, March 8, 2019

Burnaby South stops Cents to earn semi berth
Burnaby Now, March 8, 2019

Burnaby students design, build, program robot for ‘Olympics of smart
Burnaby Now, March 7, 2019

Balanced attack carries Rebels past Gators in BC opener
Burnaby Now, March 6, 2019

Huskies out-run Bulldogs in 3-A battle
Burnaby Now, March 6, 2019

Provincial draw lays out tough test for Bulldogs
Burnaby Now, March 5, 2019

Byrne Creek students eager to tackle rugby
Burnaby Now, March 5, 2019

Rebels with a clause: Burnaby South’s infraction makes seeding tough on Quad A organizers
National Post, March 5, 2019

Semiahmoo hosts high school table-tennis provincials
Surrey Now Leader, March 5, 2019

Youth Sun Run challenge a way for Burnaby Mountain to boost confidence in teens
Vancouver Sun, March 4, 2019

Bulldogs, Rebels check off B.C. berths
Burnaby Now, March 2, 2019

Oscar-winning actress drops in on Burnaby deaf school
Burnaby Now & Vancouver Courier, March 1, 2019

High school notebook: Valley teams continue to have their say at Triple A girls basketball championships… Boys Basketball Provincial (Burnaby South Rebels)
National Post, March 1, 2019

Coldest Night of the Year raises $62K for Burnaby programs
Burnaby Now, February 28, 2019

Rebels eliminate Hyacks to inch closer to B.C. berth
Burnaby Now, February 28, 2019

Pink shirt day targets cyber bullying: Burnaby Schools flash mob at Lougheed Town Centre 
Global News, February 27, 2019

Commentary – Gary Wong: Pink Shirt Day—what kids in pink and a rainbow can show adult politicians
The Georgia Straight, February 26, 2019

Burnaby trio grab hold of B.C. gold
Burnaby Now, February 26, 2019

Junior Rebels rocket past St. Pat’s into BC final
Burnaby Now, February 26, 2019

Rebels regroup after ruling slaps them out of semis
Burnaby Now, February 25, 2019

And all that jazz … Burnaby South stages Chicago
Burnaby Now, February 22, 2019

Rebels, Bulldogs advance to Mainland semis
Burnaby Now, February 21, 2019

Burnaby Central presents To Kill a Mockingbird
Burnaby Now, February 21, 2019

South locks up league banner
Burnaby Now, February 14, 2019

Rebels roll into Crehan Cup Final Four
Burnaby Now, February 13, 2019

These young artists are sharing their portraits of Burnaby homes
Burnaby Now, February 11, 2019

Burnaby South sets pace on hoop circuit
Burnaby Now, February 08, 2019

Burnaby school district hires 28 of 30 grads from its new EA diploma program
Burnaby Now, February 08, 2019

Rebels use last second shot to edge Wildcats in final
Burnaby Now, February 07, 2019

Rebels rise with ‘next man up’ attitude
Burnaby Now, February 07, 2019

Burnaby school district dance for LGBTQ youth and allies now open to New West students
Burnaby Now, February 07, 2019

‘Cats eye mat medals at B.C.s
Burnaby Now, February 07, 2019

SFU women take aim at mat nationals
Burnaby Now, February 05, 2019

Burnaby pair part of SFU soccer’s newest recruiting class
Burnaby Now, February 05, 2019

Hoop playoffs hit the local hardwood
Burnaby Now, February 04, 2019

32 new trainees for jobs as special needs assistants (video)
Global News, February 04, 2019

‘Fate’ brings Indigenous hip-hop artist to Burnaby school for music video shoot
Burnaby Now, February 04, 2019

Alpha dogs league rivals in battle for respect
Burnaby Now, January 31, 2019

South top Bulldogs in battle of Bur-West league
Burnaby Now, January 31, 2019

Champs duo dynamic in one-two finish at nationals
Burnaby Now, January 30, 2019

Indigenous girls tops in Burnaby for grad rate last year
Burnaby Now, January 28, 2019

This Burnaby teen has already overcome more challenges than you’ll ever face in a lifetime
Burnaby Now, January 26, 2019

Suncrest playground first in Burnaby to be built with new provincial funding
Burnaby Now, January 25, 2019

North tops South to create first-place drama
Burnaby Now, January 25, 2019

District tasked with costing free tampon, pad dispensers for Burnaby schools
Burnaby Now, January 25, 2019

Burnaby school board chair takes Fraser Health to task over youth addiction service change
Burnaby Now, January 24, 2019

Vikings aim to fill void in hoop circuit
Burnaby Now, January 23, 2019

Rebels get healthy with playoffs looming
Burnaby Now, January 23, 2019

Burnaby grad launches new web series
Burnaby Now, January 21, 2019

Brothers make a splash with SFU swim team
Burnaby Now, January 17, 2019

Hot shots lift Rebels past Hyacks
Burnaby Now, January 16, 2019

Burnaby talent dominates in 2019 OVATION! Awards nominations
Burnaby Now, January 11, 2019

Character rises to the top in Bulldogs’ rally at STM tourney
Burnaby Now, January 11, 2019

Horse chestnuts have a storied history in Burnaby schools as toys – and weapons
Burnaby Now, January 11, 2019

Cannabis and vaping info on the agenda at Burnaby parent meeting
Burnaby Now, January 10, 2019

2018 a time for a Rebel yell, silver at worlds
Burnaby Now, January 3, 2019

Looking back at 2018: 10 people who made an impact in the arts in Burnaby
Burnaby Now, December 27, 2018

The best Burnaby letter to the editor of 2018 was written by a teenager
Burnaby Now, December 23, 2018

Vikings girls chart course for new hoop order
Burnaby Now, December 18, 2018

Burnaby students get a taste of Canada’s game ahead of IHF World Junior Hockey Championship
Burnaby Now, December 11, 2018

Moscrop, North reveal grit at girls provincials
Burnaby Now, December 8, 2018

2000 paper cranes lift spirits of cancer patient (Story & Video)
CityNews Vancouver, December 7, 2018

Burnaby students fold 2,000 paper cranes for woman struggling with leukemia (Story & Video)
Vancouver Sun, December 6, 2018

Burnaby students fold 2,000 paper cranes for woman struggling with leukemia (Story & Video)
The Province, December 6, 2018

Reigning champs Burnaby South looking like their stingy selves to start hoops season
National Post, December 5, 2018

Burnaby students donate 1,000 origami cranes to young woman battling cancer
The Burnaby Now, December 3, 2018

Santa parade kicks off holiday season in Vancouver
Vancouver Sun, December 2, 2018

‘Indigenous Welcoming House’ a breakthrough for Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Now, December 1, 2018

Building Project Feature: Ecole Alpha Secondary School 
Award Magazine, December 2018 – page 55

Rebels’ Vujisic ready to lead as team launches title defence
Burnaby Now, November 29, 2018

Determined Lions carve out sixth-place result
Burnaby Now, November 29, 2018

Panthers enter BCs hungry and motivated
Burnaby Now, November 29, 2018

Brantford Crane Story – CityNews – Twitter
CityNews, November 29, 2018

Burnaby Christmas Bureau: a reliable support for struggling newcomers
Burnaby Now, November 28, 2018

Burnaby North aims to make a statement at B.C.s
Burnaby Now, November 27, 2018

Burnaby school board signals co-operation despite crack in BCA monopoly
Burnaby Now, November 27, 2018

Mother collecting 1,000 paper cranes for daughter struggling with leukemia
The Province, November 24, 2018

Unlucky Aztecs end provincials unbeaten
Burnaby Now, November 23, 2018

Burnaby North girls emerge with B.C. berth
Burnaby Now, November 22, 2018

Panthers prevail over Byng for first LM girls title
Burnaby Now, November 21, 2018

The saga of the great Burnaby candy wrapper project
Burnaby Now, November 20, 2018

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir brings Christmas concert to Burnaby
Burnaby Now, November 20, 2018

Burnaby North alum packs pads for hockey journey
Burnaby Now, November 17, 2018

Aztecs extract potential, clear hurdles en route to B.C.s
Burnaby Now, November 16, 2018

Seaforth Elementary’s Kindness Patrol on World Kindness Day
CTV News, November 13, 2018

Ryan Beedie donated $50 million to help create a new scholarship program for B.C. students
Burnaby Now, November 13, 2018

Learning and leading on the court
Burnaby Now, November 10, 2018

Walking a mile in their combat shoes
CBC, November 9, 2018

Panthers prowl to sr. girls league title
Burnaby Now, November 8, 2018

Moscrop boys shaken, then stir in district final
Burnaby Now, November 8, 2018

Lions’ runner cracks top-10 at provincials
Burnaby Now, November 7, 2018

Burnaby school joins youth patrol spreading random acts of kindness
Burnaby Now, November 7, 2018

Slime. science and plenty of inspiration
Burnaby Now, October 31, 2018

Burnaby teacher stars in A Christmas Story
Burnaby Now, October 29, 2018

Art integrated into everyday learning – Confederation Park recognized with a prestigious award
Burnaby Now, October 27, 2018

Burnaby students sell popcorn to help people who are homeless
Burnaby Now, October 27, 2018

Wildcats, Lions due to meet in soccer final
Burnaby Now, October 26, 2018

Variety Week: Device from Variety helps B.C. teen with hearing loss
Global News at 6, October 23, 2018

Burnaby students’ art showcased in Willingdon Linear Park
Burnaby Now, October 22, 2018

What about the Viking? What will happen to Burnaby North’s metal mascot when school is replaced?
Burnaby Now, October 19, 2018

Burnaby high school to be replaced
CityNews, October 12, 2018

Minister announces $79 million to replace Burnaby North Secondary
Burnaby Now, October 11, 2018

Burnaby Students pitch in to clean up local beach 
Burnaby Now, October 12, 2018

Class Act: Burnaby School Board recognizes upper crust
Burnaby Now, October 10, 2018

Who am I?: Burnaby filmmaker turns the lens on her family’s story
Burnaby Now, October 6, 2018

Wildcats wired for soccer success
Burnaby Now, October 6, 2018

Cross-country runners gain ground
Burnaby Now, October 4, 2018

Academy builds a field of knowledge
Burnaby Now, September 20, 2018

Running over ‘Pavement Patty’ gives Burnaby motorists pause
Burnaby Now, September 18, 2018

This is the main reason Burnaby firefighters fundraise all year
Burnaby Now, September 14, 2018

Burnaby Central Secondary drum circle
Global News, September 9, 2018

Robert Munsch’s countless acts of kindness to schools
The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2018

Veteran Burnaby trustee retires after 31 years on local board
Burnaby Now, September 1, 2018

Rainbow crosswalk to greet returning Burnaby students
Burnaby Now, August 30, 2018

These kids are crazy about the Burnaby school district’s new summer robotics program
Burnaby Now, July 30, 2018

Boy, 9, credited with saving the life of a kindergartener
CTV News, June 29, 2018

Burnaby Mounties recognize 9-yr-old who saved kindergartner
Burnaby Now, June 27, 2018

Burnaby students rediscover a blast from the past
Burnaby Now, June 24, 2018

Burnaby South student earns Skills Canada gold
Burnaby Now, June 23, 2018

Students test their mettle at Burnaby Fire Department’s first youth academy
Burnaby Now, July 22, 2018

New cybersecurity program to teach Burnaby students to foil hackers
Burnaby Now, June 20, 2018

New Burnaby theatre company tackles Saint Joan
Burnaby Now, June 4, 2018

Aspiring Burnaby EAs will get taste of problem student behaviour in virtual reality
Burnaby Now, May 29, 2018

Central finishes zones a strong second
Burnaby Now, May 24, 2018

Burnaby student takes on the nation
Burnaby Now, May 23, 2018

Burnaby school wins chess title
Burnaby Now, May 21, 2018

New theatre company debuts at rEvolver Festival
Burnaby Now, May 17, 2018

Burnaby high school first to achieve Bee School designation in Lower Mainland
Burnaby Now, May 11, 2018

Students conquer fears at Burnaby Fire Department youth academy
Burnaby Now, April 28, 2018

Burnaby school district launches its own education assistant training program
Burnaby Now, March 9, 2018