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Stanley Park's history, twilight canoeing and enchanted evenings

A man takes a stroll in Stanley Park.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design has a strong industrial design program. Truly, if you've ever walked through the end-of-year grad show, you know students turn out innovative products and fresh designs. This week, you can find out what happens after they head out into the world. "Here and Away" is a new show at Emily Carr that aims to give a sense of the different paths (from architecture and entrepreneurship to transportation design and technological development) and the heights achieved by graduates. Curated by industrial designer and Continuing Studies faculty member Ying-Chiu Chan, this show is sure to make us proud. Thursday, July 4-14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Concourse Gallery, Free,

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Get ready to jump on a chance to tag along with Museum of Vancouver director Joan Seidl for a guided tour of the Foncie's Fotos exhibit at the MOV on Thursday night. Foncie Pulice is considered to be Vancouver's most prolific street photographer, said to have taken more than 15 million photos while exploring the city's streets from the 1940s through the 1970s. Follow Ms. Seidl and get a whole new appreciation of our history. Thursday, July 4, 6:30pm, Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St.), $12,


Paddling a canoe through a calm lake at sundown sounds perfect for an early July evening. Don't have a canoe? A little intimidated by how to get out on the water and where to go? Metro Vancouver can hook you up this Friday night with its Twilight Canoeing program. Take a guided paddle: get your bearings, learn a little about Burnaby Lake and generally let go for a while. This program is geared toward beginners and those interested in basic canoe skills. Friday, July 5, Burnaby Lake Regional Park, $21.25,


The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden kicks off its 20th season of the Enchanted Evenings concert series this week. Scoot down to the serene oasis of swaying bamboo and lily pad-strewn ponds to listen to Peking Opera. The al fresco concert will have colourful traditional costumes and illuminating commentary from SFU professor emeritus Jan Walls (founder of the David Lam Centre). There will be a total of nine Enchanted Evening shows – that's every Friday night in July and August – and each will have a unique feel and tempo. Fridays, July 5-Aug. 30, 7:30pm, 578 Carrall St., $25,


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From the Nine-O'Clock Gun and Prospect Point Signal Station to political rallies, protests, love stories and the occasional mystery, Stanley Park has a rich past. Well over a century of it, in fact. Yes, this is the year that the park celebrates its 125th birthday, so head down on Sunday for "Stanley Park History 101," a guided walk. Admission is $5 for Stanley Park Ecological Society members, $10 for non-members. Preregister by e-mailing: Sunday, July 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Stanley Park Nature House (north end of Alberni @ Chilco),

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