5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

You’ve seen them on the outside, now take a peek inside. The sixth annual Vancouver Modern Home Tour is happening tomorrow and will give people the chance to get up close and personal with the architects, designers and homeowners that define Modern design in Vancouver and the North Shore. Purchase tickets online ($50) and a printable map will be emailed to you allowing you to visit the homes in any order you choose between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 15.

Festivities including food trucks, a balloon lady, face painting, teen popcorn machine, arts and crafts and more will have you saying, “Hey wait a minute, isn't this a library?” when the North Vancouver City Library hosts an event celebrating 10 years at their current location at 120 West 14th St. tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, the library’s Summer Reading Club is hosting a wrap-up party starting at 11 a.m.

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North and West Vancouver are home to a pair of Terry Fox Runs this Sunday. In North Vancouver, the run is taking place at Inter River Park (1301 Lillooet Rd.) with registration opening at 9 a.m. The run begins at 10 a.m. In West Vancouver, the run is taking place at Dundarave Park (enter at Marine Drive and 25th Street) with registration at 9 a.m. and the run commencing at 10 a.m. Visit terryfox.org/run/find-a-run-site and select the North Vancouver or West Vancouver run sites for more information. Proceeds go towards supporting the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research.

There’s a coveted few spots open for a guided tour of old growth forest, hosted by the Old Growth Conservancy Society, tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver. To walk amongst and learn about these trees that range from 650 to 900 years, reserve a spot by emailing ogcs.wv@gmail.com and waiting for confirmation and more information.

Don’t miss the sixth annual Fight Fanconi Garage and Bake Sale, a fundraiser with all proceeds earmarked for research grants related to Fanconi anemia, a rare, inherited blood disorder, this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at 5736 Cranley Dr. in West Vancouver. A bevy of housewares, furniture, sports equipment, collectables, kids toys and more await you.

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