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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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My Living Kidney Donor Experience

@ VOL 9 ON JUN 12, 2019

After Janic Gorayeb's mother was hit with a rare virus that attacked her kidneys over 20 years ago, and two years of dialysis, this is the story of Janic's experience. 

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@ VOL 9 ON JUN 12, 2019

A fun fact about Fatimah Abbass (albeit one of many!) #funfacts - is that her first 5 birthdays were in different countries (4 different continents!)

Prior to coming to London for University, she spent the latter of her life in Toronto, and then Lahore, Pakistan. Upon graduating in 2016, she chose to stay on and embrace this city -- one that she is exceptionally enthusiastic about.

An avid volunteer, she volunteers with over 8 organizations across social causes with an interest in fundraising.

Fatimah values doing her part within the humanitarian sector, while recognizing the importance of celebrating creativity, and the vibrancy of spaces we live in.

She loves to support local, help bridge gaps and get people excited about getting involved and attending events in #ldnont.

A part time photographer, she also enjoys making people laugh, building capacity (challenging fears!), pondering the complexities of the human condition, dancing and creating opportunities for joy.

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Voyage for Mad Men and Women! Sailing Round the World Solo Nonstop!

@ VOL 9 ON JUN 12, 2019

Gaurav Shinde is an offshore sailor and now is going to be the only participant in the Golden Globe Race 2022- a solo non-stop unassisted round the world voyage without using modern technology.

Gaurav started sailing at the age of 12 and has almost 20,000 Nautical Miles under sail. He is going to talk more about his journey as he endeavors to become the first Canadian to sail round the world solo nonstop.

Gaurav’s PK presentation is entitled: Voyage for Mad Men and Women! Sailing Round the World Solo Nonstop!

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Six Silver Summit Sisters

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 06, 2019

Marci  Kosac signs up for adventure then learns about the activity. Her first kayak trip was with her 15-year-old son paddling 100 kms in the Florida Keys. Her first hiking trip, she trekked 12,000 m around Mt. Blanc en France. Her first cycling trip was from Prague to Vienna! The torturous West Coast trail was her first backpack trip. Tenting in February only seemed logical. 

Rhonda McMahon is an outdoorswoman - avid hiker, cyclist, and paddler. Rhonda is a certified Reiki practitioner, yoga instructor and Hike Ontario leader. She understands the importance of a positive attitude with personal transformation. A cancer survivor, she did not let osteoarthritis stop her finishing the 900 km Bruce trail in 2017.

After a slow start-struggling with severe asthma until my 20s, Becky  Matthews now enjoys mountain biking, triathlons, adventure races and most recently cold tent winter camping!

Six women answer a blog to summit Silver Peak in Killarney in February 2018. The resulting trip had moments of hilarity, strength and darn cold times!

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PechaKucha nights in Lilongwe Malawi

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 06, 2019

Jessica D attended her first PechaKucha night in Winnipeg and she loved it enough to organize three nights when she lived in East Africa. She loves the global social network of PechaKucha and is excited to share a bit about a night like this in a new city where you’re not guaranteed electricity. Jessica shares her experiences organizing PechaKucha nights in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Humans and Elephants

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 06, 2019

Alex Leonard travelled to Sri Lanka in August of 2018 to help mitigate the conflict between elephants and humans. He worked with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society and has since been focusing on creating a documentary to highlight the grass root solutions taking place in the Wasgamuwa National Park. Alex intends to submit the documentary to film festivals in North America and sees PechaKucha as a launching pad to help raise awareness.

Alex’s presentation Humans and Elephants will showcase creative ways that the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society is dealing with managing conflict.

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The Pollinator Pathways Project

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 06, 2019

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make” - Jane Goodall. 

Since a young age Environmental Science student, Brittany Cooke, has shown attentiveness towards nature and animals, with specific focus on species impacted by humans. Taking this compassion with her, she has been involved in many conservation efforts through research, field work, and animal care facilities. Her current projects while completing her undergraduate degree have pertained to native birds and pollinator species.

Brittany’s pesentation is entitled Urban Pollinators: The Pollinator Pathways Project | A local initiative, providing education on species conservation and creating pollinator gardens within the community. 

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Elevate the Golden Rule

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 06, 2019

Karen Minty has always been fascinated by people's stories and behaviour and the psychology behind them. She is the host of a weekly TV talk show, freelance writer, speaker and a corporate trainer certified in the DISC Model of Human Behaviour. With her witty sense of humour, alternative perspectives and thought-provoking insights into daily life, the best compliment you can give her is, "I never thought about it like that before! 

Turn the Golden Rule to Platinum is the title of Karen’s PK Presentation | Elevate the golden rule to the platinum rule. Implement. Observe. Enjoy the transformation of all your relationships.



Announcing Our Presenters for Volume 10 – Wednesday, October 2, 2019

We are excited to announce our next round of speakers for PechaKucha Night #ldnont happening on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019:
Louis Engel
Presentation Title: Curious?
Presentation Outline: After a 12-year period under pursuit of Permanent Residency in Canada, Louis will share the ups and downs, the lessons learned, and the memories made from that experience.
Jaclyn Siegel
Presentation Title: Feminism with Benefits: The Personal and Interpersonal Benefits of Feminist Attitudes and Identity
Presentation Outline: Broadly speaking, a feminist is someone who supports gender equality in the social, political, and economic domains. The feminist movement has made important strides in procuring and safeguarding the rights of women and gender diverse people, but supporting feminism also has psychological and psychosocial benefits. Research has linked feminist attitudes and identity to a variety of positive mental health and behavioral outcomes, ranging from less disordered eating to safer sex practices. This presentation will cover existing research on this topic, including theories as to why this link exists.
Mercedes Caxaj
Presentation Title: Taking A Moment in Seoul
Presentation Outline: Mercedes will be sharing an inspiring moment she had when traveling in Seoul, Korea and how at the forefront of this experience included her values were curiosity, open-mindedness, and understanding. And having lived those core values this experience would not have manifested.
Carolyn Martyn
Presentation Title: Bring It: Inspiring others to love themselves.
Presentation Outline: This presentation will detail how and why Bring It was created, and lessons learned along the way.
Laura Johnson
Presentation Title: From Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker: A Journey Into the Light Side of Personality
Presentation Outline: The media bombards us with stories of violence and corruption, which paints a bleak picture of human nature as self-centered. Similarly, research in psychology has traditionally focused on the “dark side” of personality. However, like the Force, there is also a “light side” to human nature. From everyday saints to kidney donors, who give to complete strangers, people regularly do good things for others. Using psychological research and theory, this presentation will discuss the “light side” of personality, the importance of gratitude, and how generosity and kindness to others can enhance our well-being.
Arielle Kayabaga
Presentation Title: Ubuntu: The Universal Bond
Presentation Outline: Where I’m from, we talk about Ubuntu. Ubuntu essentially means having humanity in you. Compassion and love for others. In Ubuntu, we take care of one another. This is where my passion to affect meaning and change comes from and why I got involved in politics. 
And a big thanks and SHOUT OUT to our amazing 2019 sponsors this year:
City Match 
And HIGH-FIVES all around for our partners as well:
LAV Solutions
MC Spirit Studios
You have all helped make these three events possible this year and we truly appreciate it.


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About the City's Organizers

  • Janic Gorayeb

    Founder & Creative Curator of Ripple Effect Leadership, I explore the neuroscience of creativity, core values and personal leadership. My clients have referred to my workshops as unique, creative and practical. Once thing you can always count on is a fun and collaborative experience with Janic. And if you're wondering about the name of my consulting firm – Ripple Effect - it's the metaphor I connect to the most when I think about the desired culture an organization strives for and how behaviours ripple through teams. Which side of the tide do you want to be on?