5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

The North Shore Jazz Festival – part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival on until July 1– continues with a free jazz fusion performance by the Luca Benedetti Trio at West Vancouver Memorial Library tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

As we head towards the dog days of summer it’s the perfect opportunity to take in the new Dog Days exhibition at the Polygon Gallery. The show features more than 90 photographs and multimedia displays – culled from photographic artists, archival shots, and much more – of pooches and furry friends from throughout the ages. Visitors to the gallery are welcome to bring along their own dog as they view the exhibition, which is on display until Sept. 1

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Plenty of stuff is happening on the North Shore for Canada Day this long weekend. The Rotary Club of Lions Gate invites families to Waterfront Park to celebrate Canada Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday with a diverse lineup of local performers, multicultural food, family-oriented games, and displays from North Shore community organizations.

The annual North Shore Canada Parade is also slated for Monday, starting at 10 a.m. at West Grand Boulevard and 13th Street and heading west from there. Visit canadadaynorthshore.org for full parade route.

For the gearheads, the members of the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Society are hosting their annual Canada Day Shipbuilders Square Car Show on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Lonsdale Quay.

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