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Getting acquainted with Canadian design

Submitted by on March 1, 2010 – 7:15 amNo Comment

homegrown-skateboards-img_5436The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics have been a bonanza for peo­ple who want to learn more about Canada (read more here, here, and here).

And even though the Olympics have closed, some arts and cul­tural events — and more oppor­tu­ni­ties to get acquainted with Canada — are still continuing.

If you’re in Vancouver this week and you’re inter­ested in learn­ing about some cool prod­ucts — all invented by Canadians, head over to the Charles H. Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art & Design to see the free exhibit, High Performance: Evolution and Innovation in Canadian Design.”

It fea­tures a vari­ety of sports and recre­ation prod­ucts, from skate­boards to bicy­cles to ham­mocks, cre­ated by Canadian designers.

The gallery is at 1399 Johnston Street on Granville Island.

The exhi­bi­tion runs through this Sunday, March 7. Hours are Monday through Friday noon to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It’s not a large exhibit, so you can wan­der through in about 30 minutes.

Read more about “High Performance” on the Charles H. Scott Gallery web­site or from the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Photo ©Carolyn B. Heller

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