Past Burnaby Event: VOL 2

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October 24, 2018
@ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Our PechaKucha Vol. 2 is almost here. On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, we invite presenters to share their stories and creative ideas in the PechaKucha 20 x 20 format in a theme that represents passion and creativities. Please register early and get your FREE tickets! In the event of a sell out, unclaimed tickets may be released 15 minutes before the show.

Doors open at 6:30pm. There will be a cash bar and hor d'oeuvres prior to the event. Come early! 


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The Plant World

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Eagan Davis shows us that the plant world is not always pretty. When life is challenging, plants resort to desperate measures such as parasitism and carnivory to survive. Eagan will fascinate you with some examples of these marvellous plant adaptations.  

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Sustainable Communities - Maintaining the Greater Good

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

The term Sustainable has been marketing many new developments over the past few years, around many of the lower mainland municipalities. Visions in the glossy brochures sell a healthy climate and environment that happily coincide with the everyday conveniences we have come to expect. However, densification with varying ideals brings challenges that slowly tarnish the green footprint. Ironically, a need is created for the constant maintenance of new landscapes, garbage, road infrastructure, runoff and excessive planning, in order to invigorate the perception of sustainability. In some cases, underlying impacts are affecting the natural course outside of these Communities. Vince Reda asks the audience to rethink the meaning of sustainability. 

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Compassion for the Darkness

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Mental health can be considered an epidemic in North America - but are other countries more effective in providing care to those suffering? Emmy Chahal's talk is informed by her lived experience and personal research into international models that work more compassionately to see the humanity of each person facing mental health challenges. A new model of mental health will be discussed - one that honours the whole person. This new model is Emmy's vision of what mental health care could look like if we bridge the brilliance of the human mind with compassion for the darkness that most of us face at some point in our lives.

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Scottish Ancestry: A Journey of Discovery

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

In this presentation, Dave Ellenwood takes us on this tartan coloured march from suburban Vancouver to the Western Highlands to experience the story of Clan McInnes in Scotland. Through Edinburgh, the symbolic heart of Scottish culture, then on towards the McInnes ancestral stronghold at Kinlochaline Castle, Morvern, Argyleshire in the Western Highlands, Dave recounts places where Scottish history was made and finds direct evidence of how Clan McInnes participated in the struggle and strife of history-changing events in Scotland. 

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Disappearing Communist Monuments in Bulgaria

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Biliana Velkova explores the disappearance of communist monuments in her native Bulgaria and their implication in the country's conscience. Using the lens of spectacle, family history and public art, Velkova investigates the difficult history and present reality of these symbols.

Biliana Velkova
Public Art Planner and Artist, City of Richmond
Egan Davis
Horticultural Educator, UBC in Vancouver
Divi Chandna
Physician. Mind Body Spirit Intuitive Coach, Self in Vancouver
Dave Ellenwood
Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, City of Burnaby in Langley
Vince Reda
Parks Designer | Project Manager, City of Burnaby in Burnaby
Kahlil Ashanti
Actor + Web Developer, Self in Vancouver
Emmy Chahal
Yoga Teacher, Intuitive Healer, Truth Speaker