NOTE: Registration for the activity "Watercolour Painting for Seniors" is now closed!

Watercolour Painting for Seniors

The Voices of Burnaby Seniors are starting their second set of free classes on September 1. This time we will be presenting Introduction to Watercolour Painting. It is an online course using Zoom. We have an excellent instructor who is experienced in teaching mature beginners. It should be fun!

If anyone would like to learn how to do watercolours but feel that they don't know how to use Zoom, we have that covered as well. We are again partnering with Burnaby Neighbourhood House to make sure everyone feels comfortable using Zoom. The class, Zoom 101, has very patient teachers who will make sure you are confident in your ability to join a Zoom class.

For more information, please click here.

VOBSS Membership 2021

While most of the activities conducted by VOBSS are open to everyone, we encourage you to become a member of VOBSS. Membership entitles you to the right to vote at meetings, eligibility to hold a Board or Committee position, receive email, newsletters and information bulletins.

VOBSS members are asked to renew their membership for 2021.

For more information about membership and a brief summary of the activities VOBSS has been involved in over the past year please visit the Membership page.

Introductory Tai Chi for Seniors

[Registration for this activity is now closed!]

VOBSS is starting a new online exercise activity for seniors!

This is a beginners exercise course designed for seniors to benefit physical and mental health.

For more details and how to register please click here.

Workshop on Online Security Basics and VOBSS Update

Thursday February 18, 2021


Workshop on Password Security and VOBSS Update

Thursday December 17, 2020


Advocacy Work in the Era of COVID-19

VOBSS has been busy doing advocacy work during COVID 19 with the seniors not only for Burnaby but also for all of this great nation. This include:

  • Incorporating Long Term Care facilities into Canada Health Act

  • Income tax, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Vulnerable Seniors

Previously Completed

From September 2018 to June 2019 VOBSS received New Horizons Seniors Grants and presented workshops and projects on various topics related to seniors.

Calendar of Events 2018 - 2019


January 29: Housing Options for Seniors

January 30: Safety for Seniors Walk-about -Patterson Station-Willingdon Ave.-Central Blvd.

February 4: Safety for Seniors Walk-about -Confederation Park to Hastings St.

February 7: Facebook and Twitter for Non-Profits -College for the Retired, Burnaby


June 8: The Decision Tree

June 21: Seniors’ Safety and Awareness

September 11: Stay on the Road

October 23: Understanding Dementia and Supporting Those Around Us

December 4: Say “Know” to Drugs: Questions to Ask About Every New Prescription

In June, 2018 VOBS sent and Advocacy letter to Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General regarding the cost of completing a Driver’s Medical Examination Report (DMER)