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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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In Search of Trail Magic: The Wild West Route

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Intrepid outdoorsman Clee Roy had the opportunity of a lifetime to test ride a new backroad mountain biking route from Canada to Mexico - the Wild West Route. Here is his story as he pedals in search of trail magic...

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How We Perceive (and Misperceive) Different Cultures

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Uwe Bratz is a master carpenter who grew up in Germany before living in Ethiopia and now Canada. Living as a local in different places has sharpened his awareness of the perception – and misperception – people have of different cultures.

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Breaking Plates

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Among many other things, Nikos Theodosakis is a filmmaker and advocate for meaningful education. In this witty and touching PechaKucha presentation, he shares what he has learned through his quest to make a movie about the intriguing Greek tradition of breaking plates.
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Going Bush in Guyana

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

International development veteran Merle Kindred shares her latest foray into ecological and economic development in Guyana's rainforests and savannahs with Pecha Kucha brevity.

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How to Make a Makerspace

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Manda Maggs is a maker at heart who dabbles in all kinds of creative ventures. Her latest project was to create the Ideaforge, a space for local makers in a vibrant small town to explore their craft. 
Insta: @IdeaforgePenticton
FB: @MakersofPenticton
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Challenges of Running for City Council

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Isaac Gilbert has ventured on many quests as a guardian of the parks, the leader of an improv theatre cooperative and a strong advocate for urban cycling. However, one of the biggest challenges he has ever faced was running for city council.

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One Small Town, So Many Faces

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Howie Richardson is a keen photographer and a man of many talents with a wealth of life experience to share. Here he muses through a lens on the many faces of a small town with a lot going for it.

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Live Life with Rigour and Whimsy

@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Ever wondered how to live life with rigour and whimsy? Ask Costa Gavaris and the answer is pretty simple (OK, maybe not quite): quit your job, get a new job, move from the big city to the middle of nowhere (well, wine country), plant a vineyard, care for that vineyard, have a baby, care for that baby, incorporate a wine business and roll up your sleeves for your first harvest as a winemaker.

Costa is the founder and co-owner of Rigour & Whimsy Wines (www.rigourandwhimsy.ca). He is currently rehabilitating from self-inflicted, wholesale life change. He loves family, wine, ski-touring, and surfing, and hates marmots!



PKN Poster Spotlight: Penticton

PechaKucha Night Pentiction wows us again with their tastefully cartoonish graphic poster in this week's PKN Poster Spotlight. Having held their most recent at Cannery Brewing, they have yet again shared Penticton's creative talents not only with their terrific line-up of presenters but with Vol. 11's poster design as well. Take a look at their past posters on their City event page here
For more amazing PechaKucha Posters, visit our PechaKucha Night Poster Tumblr Page

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About the City's Organizers

  • Tony Davis

    Tony is a freelance journalist who writes for Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business and other magazines, not including Play Boy. He has investigated a murder in Costa Rica, dived to the bottom of the Caribbean in a home-made submarine, and, perhaps most dangerously, used to drive a Russian made Lada.

  • Skyler Punnett

    Skyler Punnett has worked as an illustrator, designer and art director since 2010. He has created art for film, animation and mobile as well as craft beer, wine and independent distilleries. After 10 years in Vancouver, he relocated to Penticton to be closer to his roots and contribute to the community and culture of a smaller town.

  • David Warriner

    David Warriner smuggles words across language borders from his desk at Cowork Penticton. As a professional literary translator, he works with authors and publishers across North America and Europe to bring fresh new voices in French to English-speaking readers. David's translation of Quebec author Roxanne Bouchard’s We Were the Salt of the Sea was published by Orenda Books in London in 2018. He is currently translating French crime writer Johana Gustawsson's latest thriller, Blood Song, to be released later in 2019.

  • Meg Dimma

    Meg Dimma is an entrepreneurial and goal driven digital marketing professional. She has worked with small start-up businesses to international sales companies and is currently working in not-for-profit as the community engagement coordinator at the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre. Meg has a philanthropic character & likes to get her hands dirty working on exciting community projects with like-minded individuals... so naturally, she is stoked to be a part of PechaKucha Penticton! Born & raised in the Okanagan she grew up as an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast. She balances her work life with adventure, travel and constantly feeding her hunger for the next greatest challenge by learning new things, exploring new places and meeting all the people!! ;) She looks forward to hearing your story!

  • Christa Phillips

    Christa Phillips is a burgeoning voice-over performer with existing ties to Cowork Penticton and Peach Gravy Theatre Cooperative. She’s also a member of the Many Hats Theatre Cooperative and Theatre BC. She is delighted to be officially in place at the supreme network hub that is Cowork Penticton and is the initial face of the organization in the welcome department!

  • Crystal Henrickson

    I am a certified career and leadership coach who, in 2015, co-founded a location independent workplace coaching company called Talent Collective where we help people navigate their career journeys with an eye towards having a more fulfilling and functional work-life. Most days, I work with technology leaders, where I've opted to hone my language skills in the language of emotions. This year, she moved from an 800 square foot apartment in downtown Vancouver to an acre in Penticton to turn more of her work + life dream into reality.