Neighbourhood Speaker Series


May 4, 2021


7:00 PM8:00 PM


The Legend of Deer Lake and Indigenous Histories of Burnaby

Presenter: John Preissl, Freelance Photographer

In partnership with Still Moon Arts Society

John shares his family’s long history from the first Chief Capilano in the late 1700's to present day. Looking through the lens of his camera, John will weave together stories of the Legend of Deer Lake, resource gathering in the Burnaby Lake Watershed, and protection of the sacred salmon and eagle habitat on the shared homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples.


Register at, or call 604-436-5400, or in person at any Burnaby Public Library branch. Or join us on the Burnaby Village Museum Facebook page at the event date and time.

Zoom Details: 

Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these free, interactive online sessions. 


Zoom / Facebook Live

Contact Information

Burnaby Public Library: 604-436-5400

Presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library.


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