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Past Penticton Event: VOL 15

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VOL 15

March 07, 2019
@ Cannery Brewing

Winter – not to mention life – can knock us all down sometimes. But let’s not lose hopebecause as the Chumbawamba song goes, you (or the weather) “are never gonna keep me down.” Volume 15 of the popular Pecha Kucha Penticton speaker series – Hit Your Stride – features a collection of tub-thumpers, space lovers, performers and more prime examples of Pentictonites who are getting up and out there to march to the beat of their own drum.

An award winning film director who left Vancouver, lured by our Okanagan orchards? Got one. A vibrational therapist and holistic chef teaching people to work with the healing powers of food? You betcha. The woman who lead NASA’s educational program for 13 years and convinced astronauts to read children bedtime stories from space? We landed her. And that’s just for starters, with more than a dozen speakers lined up for this fabulous evening:

Neil Pritchard
Tracey Coulter
Rich McLeod
Kristine Lee Shepherd
Kona Sankey
Nicole Clark
Obi Oniah
Patricia Tribe
Kate Twa
Sasha Cécile
Jim Cressman
Nadine Barrett

Japanese for “chit-chat,” PechaKucha originated in Tokyo in 2003 and has since grown into an international speaker series with events in more than 1,000 cities worldwide. Based on a simple format - 20 images x 20 seconds - presenters each get just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share their story in an engaging and fast-paced slideshow format.

Held four times a year in Penticton, these regularly sold-out not-for-profit happenings bring together a diverse of range of Okanagan thinkers, doers and storytellers who can inspire us all to get back up again.

Event Details: 

Location: Cannery Brewing, 198 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC
Event presented by Cowork Penticton
Tunes courtesy of DJ Shakes

Time: Doors open at 6 pm. First presentation begins at 7 pm. There will be two intermissions.

Come early to mingle and snag a seat. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 

Tickets are $15 and are going fast! Remaining tickets for this event are available at Cannery Brewing.

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaPenticton/

Jim Cressman
Artist Agent & Manager, Invictus Entertainment Group in Penticton
Tracey Coulter
Executive Director, Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Penticton
Sasha Cécile
Holistic Therapist and Founder, Living Pure Solutions in Penticton
Nicole Clark
Small Business Trainer and Coach, KISStrategies for Business Inc. in Penticton
Patricia Tribe
Story Guru, Story Time and Science Time from Space in Penticton
Kona Sankey
Artist, Advocate, Geek... Crazy Cat Lady, Router Cat Media in Penticton
Obi Oniah
Mental Health Advocate and Family Support Worker, Penticton Mental Wellness Centre in Penticton
Rich McLeod
Educator, father, husband and repatriate, UNISUS School in Summerland
Kate Twa
Writer, Director and Acting Instructor, Tempest Theatre and Film Society in Penticton
Neil Pritchard
Founder, Penticton Cycling Without Age in Penticton