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Burnaby arts and culture facilities set to reopen after COVID-19 closures

Last Updated Jul 9, 2020 at 6:44 pm PDT

(Source: facebook.com/BurnabyVillageMuseum)

Registration in arts programs at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts will open Monday, no live performances will proceed

The Burnaby Art Gallery will be open by appointment only Tuesday - Friday

The Burnaby Village Museum will reopen, but the beloved carousel will remain closed

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — Burnaby is opening up city-run arts and culture facilities starting Monday, with a number of COVID-19-related precautions in place.

“The City of Burnaby is lucky to have wonderful arts and culture facilities in our community,” said Mayor Mike Hurley in a release.

“We’re taking special care to ensure Burnaby residents can stay safe and healthy when they return to these facilities.”

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts won’t be mounting any live performances, but summer arts programs will be going ahead including dance classes, ceramics lessons, and writing workshops.

Registration opens Monday with a reduced number of spots available, enhanced cleaning, and social distancing protocols in place.

Next to open up is the Burnaby Art Gallery, but paying a visit will require some pre-planning, as visits will be by appointment only.

The Burnaby Village Museum will reopen Wednesday, with reduced capacity, and “controlled traffic flow”

Kids may be disappointed that the carousel will remain closed, but the Ice Cream parlour will be open for take-out.