About this project

Burnaby is performing a review of Burnaby’s agricultural lands as a part of Burnaby 2050, our Official Community Plan (OCP) update which will guide land use and development throughout the city for the next 25 years. As a part of this process, we’re reaching out to farmers to build a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of farming in Big Bend, the city’s main agricultural area. We’ll be using the information we collect to create new policies and programs to better support agriculture in this unique neighbourhood.

What’s happening now?

We are hosting community discussion events with the farming community on ways to protect Burnaby’s agricultural lands and support farmers. These events are an opportunity for you to tell us about the issues important to your community and farming business, and discuss these issues with other farmers and City staff. We will also be sharing information about the OCP update process, and other ways for you to provide your feedback on the future of Burnaby’s agriculture industry.

Roundtable discussions

These three events take place at Mulligan’s House Express at Riverway Golf Course (9001 Bill Fox Way) and will gather input from Big Bend’s farming community in a small group format. We will provide a light meal.

Monday, February 12, 2024 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Punjabi live translation available; please request when registering.

Monday, February 12, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Mandarin live translation available; please request when registering.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Cantonese live translation available; please request when registering.

Registration is free but limited. To register, please email burnaby2050@burnaby.ca with your name(s), number of participants, the workshop date you’d like to attend, and if you will require live translation.

Our goals

  • Provide opportunities for farmers to speak with City of Burnaby staff and learn more about our plans and proposals for Big Bend
  • Protect Big Bend’s unique status as a multicultural agricultural centre
  • Create City policies in the Burnaby 2050 Official Community Plan that provide support to Burnaby’s farms and agriculture industry