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MainConnect NewslettersBurnabyMay 2020 Burnaby Newsletter


May 2020 Burnaby Newsletter

Did you know May is the month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the month of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere?

The Birthstone of May: Emerald. Symbol: Rebirth and love. It carries the rich green color of Spring and radiates a beautiful vivid tone.

Zodiac Signs: (From May 1st to May 20th) Taurus and (From May 21st to May 31st) Gemini.


National Lemonade Day
May 3, 2020

Make some homemade lemonade and enjoy how refreshing it tastes as summertime approaches.

Star Wars Day
May 4, 2020

May the fourth be with you!

Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2020

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the day of the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862?

National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 5, 2020

Share your appreciation to your instructors who has guided and helped you through your studies.

National Skilled Trades Day
May 6, 2020

Lets recognize all of those students who have and are studying the Construction Electrician Foundation program and show how much we appreciate their work and skill!

National Student Nurse Day
May 8, 2020

Thank you all Practical Nursing students for choosing an essential and demanding career path. We appreciate all of your hard work and effort!

Happy Mother's Day
May 10, 2020

Spend the day with the person who has brought you into this adventurous world

National Bike to Work Day
May 15, 2020

Bring out your bike from the storage and ride your bike to work to reduce pollution during this pandemic.

Victoria Day
May 18, 2020

A reminder to all staff and students that campus (and online studies) are closed on Monday May 18, 2020.

National Hamburger Day
May 28, 2020

Grilled hamburgers are one of the memories of summer, which means... SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE!

National Creativity Day
May 30, 2020

Are you bored at home? Time to express more creativity. Complete a DIY project as a nice addition to your home.


National Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday May 5, 2020

We would like to thank all of our instructors and program coordinators at Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) for all the work and effort they do to help our studies strive for success!

National Skilled Trades Day on Wednesday May 6, 2020

Hello to all Electrician students. We are so happy we are able to help and guide you through the next major event in your life.

National Student Nurse Day on Friday May 8, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to affect our society globally, we would like to thank the Practical Nursing students that took a step further to help out our society. We appreciate all of the hard work during this pressing time.

Happy Mother's Day on Sunday May 10, 2020

Thank you for all the mothers who have guided us through life.

National Bike to Work Day on Friday May 15, 2020

Dust off your bikes and go for a bike ride to work, around your neighbour to enjoy the warmer weather!

Campus (and Online Studies) Closed on Monday May 18, 2020

A reminder to all staff and students that the campus and online studies will be closed on Monday May 25, 2020.

National Creativity Day on Saturday May 30, 2020

Time to embrace your creativity on May 30, 2020! Show off your DIY projects and submitted in your photos to Alexys (alexys.salas@career.college)

New Contest from Wednesday May 20 to Tuesday May 26, 2020

What has been your favourite homemade meal so far during COVID-19? Send us a picture of you cooking your favourite meal... or eating your favourite meal for a chance to win a $50 grocery or restaurant gift card!

Online Delivery of Programs

While our physical school operations have been reduced, we have made the shift to online delivery of our academic programs and they are in full operation. We are commited to our mission to change lives through education. Keep connecting!

Successful Transition to Online Studies

Thank you all students for your patience and support during our transition to online studies! We have started with using Zoom to deliver our online studies and coming soon, transitioning to Skype for ease of use.

If you have any feedback with the online studies, feel free to contact our Administrative Assistant, Alexys Salas.


What's your favourite homemade meal? Send us a picture of you cooking your favourite meal (or eating it) for a chance to WIN a $50 grocery or restaurante gift card!

Taurus and Gemini Sign

The Zodiac animal for Taurus is the Bull. Taurus are romantic, patient to a fault and tenacious. However, Taurushas a stubborn side and may find themselves clumsy in delicate situations.

The Zodiac sign for Gemini is the Twins. Twins are conversational, charming, clever and very smart.

A Friendly Reminder to Take Extra Precautions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Please remember to:

1) Wash your hands often

2) Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

3) Avoid contact with people who are sick

4) Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touches

5) Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill

6) When sick, cover your cough, and sneezes and then wash your hands