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Labour Day long weekend events from CBC Radio One's 'On the Coast'

It's the last weekend of summer and we've got you covered on how the enjoy it, rain or shine. Here are five things to check out this long weekend from the team at On The Coast.

The team at On The Coast has put together a list of fun events for you to enjoy this long weekend

The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival celebrates its 12th year.

It's the last weekend of summer and we've got you covered on how to enjoy it, rain or shine. Here are five things to check out this long weekend. 

1. Tap Dance Festival

The 2014 Vancouver International Tap Festival kicks off August 28 to 31. The theme of this year's tap extravaganza is Grace. Tap star Michelle Dorrance is headlining Saturday night and 20 other renowned artists will be performing. The festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

It's the 15th anniversary of the Vancouver International Tap Festival with classes and workshops as well as performances. (2014 Vancouver International Tap Festival)

2. Victory Square Dance Party

Some call it the "end of summer party" and this year it's happening on August 31st.  Local musicians and DJs will gather at Victory Square Park in Downtown Vancouver for a free outdoor music festival that happens every year to mark the end of summer.

3. Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

The 12th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival will shine a spotlight on Chilean films this year. The festival will also feature work from Spain's Basque country and from indigenous filmmakers from B.C. and Oaxaca, Mexico.

4. Squamish Pow Wow

The Squamish Nation's 27th Annual Youth Powwow will feature dancers in full regalia and traditional food like bannock. The festival runs from August 29 to 31.

  • Capilano Reserve Park, 100 Mathias Road, West Vancouver, BC V7P 1P7

5. Douglas Coupland Exhibit

This is the final weekend to catch Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland's exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Coupland is known for his focus on the power of language as well as the influence of technology in people's lives. He works across mediums, from installation and painting to photography, prints and quilts. You have until September 1st to go and see for yourself what his giant “Gumhead” sculpture is all about.

Douglas Coupland's Gumhead is an interactive social sculpture placed on Howe street outside the Vancouver Art Gallery and the public was invited to stick gum on it this summer. (Douglas Coupland and the Vancouver Art Gallery)