5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

September is a great time to plan new activities and make lifestyle changes for a new season. The fourth annual North Shore Seniors’ Health Expo returns to West Vancouver today, with free sessions and exhibitions taking place at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre and West Vancouver Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect to see plenty of exhibitors, innovative speakers and researchers focusing on cognitive, physical, social, nutritional and financial well-being.

The first Saturday of the month means it’s time for another iteration of Kids First Saturdays at the Polygon Gallery. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, youngsters are encouraged to pose, click, cut and paste alongside Vancouver artist Sara Cwynar, who combines elements of high-end fashion shoots with old-school collage techniques to create a contemporary take on portrait photography. More details on the Polygon website.

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Visit the Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver this weekend to check out The Changing Landscape of BC, 91-year-old artist Jane Clark’s new exhibition featuring her landscape paintings of northern B.C. Clark, who suffered a stroke last year, made a dramatic comeback and managed to board a helicopter in order to paint a series of northern glaciers. These new paintings are propped up alongside paintings of the same glaciers which Clark made 25 years ago, charting through oil canvases the effects of climate change.

Make your way down to Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver on Sunday for the seventh annual Polish Cultural Festival, 1-8 p.m. The event, hosted at the Pipe Shop in Lower Lonsdale, will feature Polish music, singing and folk dancing and a special program for children and youth with arts, games, activities, and more.

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Coho Festival at Ambleside Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The jam-packed day will feature everything from a coho salmon barbecue, a stewardship zone, kids’ zone, live music, Coho Run, Coho Swim, pancake breakfast, and much, much more.

Want to see what else is happening on the North Shore this weekend? Visit our events page by clicking here.

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