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9 dadcore things to do on the North Shore this Father’s Day weekend

There's something for every dad in North Van and West Van

Before you slip on your favourite collared shirt and slacks this weekend, consider this list of activities for all the dearest dads of the North Shore.

While Father’s Day officially lands on Sunday (June 19), we recommend kicking off the parental pageantries on Friday at Shipyards Live.

Head out on the pier for an evening of live music, food trucks, responsible consumption and pop-up vendors at the night market. Musical entertainment this week will be provided by The Shenanigans and Wyper & Parker.

After a well-deserved sleep in (past 7 a.m.), why not grab a coffee at Andrew’s on Eighth? Then, walk over to the nearby putting green at Sam Walker Park off St. Andrew’s Avenue. While you’re there, try your hand at draining a few eight-footers through the wandering kiddos.

For all the farm-to-fathers out there, the North Shore has a couple options this weekend. If you stroll the boardwalk at Lonsdale Quay on Saturday, check out the locally grown produce, baked goods and crafts at the Artisan Farmers' Market.

Sunday shoppers can browse a wide selection of preserves, clothing and dishware at the farmers' market in Ambleside. Both markets run 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Down in North Van’s Shipyards, there’s a double-header for beer dads Saturday night, with the recurring Garden Beer Market all afternoon and Beer by the Pier at the Pipe Shop starting at 6 p.m. – tickets for the pier event are $110, with proceeds going toward supporting children and youth in need of mental health support.

Jazzy dads can head to the Silk Purse Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. in West Van to hear tenor sax player Cory Weeds and his all-star quartet.

If you’re lucky enough to be a Porsche dad, drive that sexy sports car down to the Dundarave Father's Day Show and Shine on Sunday morning. Net proceeds go to the Harvest Project, a community-based urban relief organization and registered charity on the North Shore. Drivers are encouraged to fill their “frunks” with non-perishable foods.

Itching to dust off the old rod and tackle? Bring your healthy desire to create future angling stories down to Rice Lake in North Van to participate in Family Fishing Weekend. Cast your cares away alongside your kids and other fishing families. Lures hit the water at 10 a.m.

Domestic dads, rejoice. Chef Krystal of Get Caked by Krystal is hosting a beginner’s cake making and decorating class. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, students will choose a style, frosting and accessories to create their own cake to take home.

Don’t worry, sports dads – we didn’t forget about you. Starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Altitude FC is hosting home games at Kinsmen Field for its men’s and women’s squads. Both are facing off against Greater Vancouver’s Varsity FC. Previous matches have sold out, so make sure to check availability or get out to the pitch early.

From the North Shore News, happy Father’s Day to all.