Welcome back to school Bulldogs! It is strange times, and while we are so happy to have everyone back at Byrne, we want to make sure everyone is safe :)
That being said the community room will be open to pick up a snack during your breaks, lunch and after school. We hope to see you soon!
-Bal and Miss Evette
If you are interested in volunteering this summer there will be opportunities available!
COVID19 response volunteer opportunities are available - please visit:
Burnaby Public Library: 604-436-5400
If you have an old cell phone, tablet or lap top, Digital Access Burnaby will distribute your donated device to those in need through our non-profits and social service agencies.
Please support our Tech Donation drive by emailing, posting, tweeting, etc. the attached poster (pdf and jpg).
Donate Cell Phones and Tablets here:
Burnaby Neighbourhood House (North) – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 –294-5444 before dropping off
Burnaby Neighbourhood House (South) – contact email@example.com or 604-431-0400 before dropping off
Drop off in person at the front door of Edmonds Community School, 7651 18th Avenue, Burnaby on Mondays or Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm or call 604-296-9012
Donate old computers and lap tops here:
BC Tech for Learning – call 604-294-6886 ext. 3 or DonorRelations@reusetechbc.ca
*Digital Access Burnaby in an initiative of the Burnaby Inter Agency Council and the Burnaby Primary Care Network COVID-19 Response.
Serving the community since 1973, Dixon Transition Society helps to reduce the impact of domestic violence by providing a safe haven for women and children. Transitional housing programs, counselling and outreach services form a continuum of care to help women and children live a life free from violence.
They are available through CALL or TEXT at 604.298.3454
Attention! If you are graduating this year you could be eligible for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit! If you are:
Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or help!
I hope you are enjoying this "long weekend" - thought it may not feel exactly like a long weekend considering how crazy this time is.
I realize that there are a lot of reasons for anxiety levels to go up - whether it be about learning remotely, food security, or the thought of coming back to school. There are resources available for you - please take care of yourselves! You can always reach out to us at Byrne Creek - but just in case, there are other resources available to you.
One of them is YouthInBC.com. They have a number of counselling and emergency services available - just for youth!
Check it out at www.youthinbc.com
24 HOUR CRISIS LINES
The federal government announced the launch of a new online mental health and substance use platform offering a range of support services for Canadians: Wellness Together Canada!
The following is information from the website - please visit if you have any concerns about yourself or anyone else with regards to wellness. For Youth you can text 686868.
"We recognize the significant strain that COVID-19 has placed on individuals and families across the country. Many people are concerned about their physical and mental well being. Canadians are being challenged in a number of ways because of isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life. Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help Canadians get back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.
For Youth: text 686868
For Adults: 741741
For all Burnaby residents, we are recommending you visit burnabycoronavirus.com for all resources pertaining to Burnaby residents.
The information on there is in multiple languages.
Thanks to @bmsswellnesscouncil for the graphics. Some great resources here if anyone needs...also feel free to email me or message @byrnecreekcommunityroom if you need help with anything!
This is a message written by one of our alumni, Virginia Chiu:
"Byrne Creek is known for our strong sense of community. During COVID - 19 our community will benefit from people who help support our vulnerable population. Several families rely on our school for daily meals. Since school has been out of session, there is now an urgent need to help our families feed their children.
We are looking for your support by providing gift cards or donations for families to buy groceries. We are all in this together. Byrne Creek has HEART, let's give it where it counts. To donate, please click on this link: https://burnaby.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/635/16/false/true and specify "community room" in the Memo. Thank you for your support."