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Weekend discoveries abound

We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. We've moved publication to our Friday editions. For this week's feature, we have some fun summer events lined up.

We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. We've moved publication to our Friday editions. For this week's feature, we have some fun summer events lined up.

1Get discovering with the 27th annual Burnaby Discovery Day Festival on Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This free event at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Deer Lake Park features art activities, children's performances, multicultural music and dance, drum workshops, vintage cars, mini golf and a community art-reach exhibit. For more info, call 604-291-6864 or go to www.shadboltcentre.com.

2Get eating and appreciating art today, July 8 for Lunch BAG days at the Burnaby Art Gallery.

Here's your chance to tour Ann Kipling's work and enjoy a lunch of greens, breads, tapas, cheese and something sweet. Call 604-297-4422 to reserve a space. Admission is $9, with limited seating. The gallery is at 6344 Deer Lake Ave.

Kipling's work, The Solitudes of Place, is on display at the gallery until Aug. 21. The opening reception for The Solitudes of Place is on Saturday, July 9.

The Burnaby Art Gallery, at 6344 Deer Lake Ave., is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

3Get cheering for the next crop of lacrosse stars at the 2011 Jack Crosby novice lacrosse tournament at both Bill Copeland and Burnaby Lake arenas. The games, which started on July 7, go all day on July 8 and 9, with the finals on July 10.

Teams from Burnaby, New Westminster, Ridge Meadows, Coquitlam, Delta, Saanich and Oakville, Ontario are scheduled to compete. There are three tiers of competition, so there will be games aplenty for you to cheer at.

4. Get rooting for the Burnaby Jr. Lakers on Sunday, July 10 as they host the Victoria Shamrocks at Bill Copeland Arena. It's the last regular season home game for the Jr. Lakers, led by coach John Wilson, and they will need the win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Opening faceoff is at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

5 Get behind the Burnaby Sr. Lakers on Friday, July 8 as they host the Maple Ridge Burrards at Bill Copeland at 7:45 p.m.

The Lakers are a solid middle-of-the-pack squad led by rookie goalkeeper Dan Lewis, sniper Dane Stevens, rookie Colton Clark and transition star Pete McFetridge, who came to the Lakers in the blockbuster deal that sent Kevin Crowley to New Westminster. Tickets are available at the door.

-Compiled by Alfie Lau

Do you have an interesting community event happening on the weekend? Send details to jmoreau@burnabynow.com and mention Top 5 in the subject line.

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