Comfort. Care. Compassion.

About Normanna

Normanna is a non-profit, 100 bed residential care facility located in Burnaby BC. Normanna is owned and operated by the Norwegian Old People’s Home Association. The volunteer Board of Directors takes great pride in the quality of care and services provided at Normanna. Our priority is to ensure Normanna, while being a complex residential care facility with a dementia care unit, is a home for its residents. To access Normanna, Fraser Health provides guidance on the process click here or for eligibility to live at Normanna click here

The Board of Directors

President: Mr. Alan Frydenlund

Vice President: Ms. Heleen Sandvik


Secretary: Mr. Chris Hope


Mr. Jeff Bellerud

Mr. Ron Stubbings

Mr. Viggo Svendsen

Mrs. Lise Leslie

Mrs. Deborah Reynolds


The Leadership Team

 Executive Director:  Ruben Goinden


Juby Sprake – Executive Assistant

Ramon Castillo – Director of Clinical Care

Alex Mathieson – Manager of Finance

Leslie Torresan – Manager of Recreation, Volunteers, and Community Relations

Sharlene Lamsen – Recreation Coordinator

Our History


On May 4th a Meeting was held at First Norwegian Lutheran Church in Vancouver to discuss a home for seniors who were no longer able to keep house for themselves and Normanna was established. Draft constitution and by-laws for Association approved on May 29th. Declarants were Norwegians: some representing Sons of Norway and various churches.


Site was purchased. The mansion had been built for James Brookes whose Brookes Woodworking Co. Ltd. on 6th and 12th Avenue was one of Burnaby’s first industries.


Normanna opened in January 14th; official opening on July 18th.


The first wing addition.


The Centennial Wing addition


The Anniversary Block addition.


Minister of Health announced that 13 million dollars was allocated to Normanna to be rebuilt.


Residents (77) were placed in the 4 new pods and construction of phase two started on September 7th.


Dedication ceremony held on completion of phase two. Therapeutic garden began.


Therapeutic garden began. Dedication of garden.


Includes a number of Nordic features: Stabbur, gazebo with stave church roof, waterfall (fjord), Viking ship and a Ljoren (smokehouse). All features built by volunteers and donations. The Normanna site also includes the Shaw House (home to the first Mayor (Reeve) of Burnaby, which is a heritage house originally built in 1891. Normanna is home to 100 residents of all ethnic origins.

Book a Tour

Interested in Normanna? Book a tour by calling 604-522-5812

Our Mission

Normanna provides quality residential healthcare services that reflect the values of trust, respect, caring and diversity.


Contact Information ..

7725 4th Street
Burnaby, BC
V3N 5B6
Main Line:
Main Fax:
Nurse Fax:
Office Hours:
8:30am to 4:30pm
12noon – 1 pm
Monday - Friday | All Statuary Holidays
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Normanna is one of a few care facilities in Canada to have earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for 2014 - 2018. Accreditation Canada certifies that Normanna and its contractors meet the national standards of quality for health services set by the Council.