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In Search of Trail Magic: The Wild West Route

BY CLEE ROY
@ 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

BY UWE BRATZ
@ 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

BY NIKOS THEODOSAKIS
@ 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

BY MERLE KINDRED
@ 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

BY MANDA MAGGS
@ 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

BY ISAAC GILBERT
@ 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

BY HOWIE RICHARDSON
@ 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

BY COSTA GAVARIS
@ 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!

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Sustainable Urban Ideas for Small Towns

BY BLAKE LAVEN
@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Blake Laven is a registered professional planner with a keen interest in downtown revitalization, affordable housing work, community visioning and promoting positive urban development. He has some pretty awesome ideas to share about making life more fun and sustainable for people in the small, picturesque town he calls home.

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The Unlikely Homebrew Heroes

BY RICARDINO MATIAS AND ARND ZSCHOCKE
@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Together Ricardino Matias and Arnd Zschocke are the newly famous Bathtub Brewers, who very recently and even more unexpectedly won the 3rd annual South Okanagan Homebrew Competition after just one year of brewing together. They are stoked to share their story and newfound passion for crafting great beer.

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Living the Canadian Dream

BY NOÉMIE HOUVER AND GUILLAUME LE GALL
@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Noémie Houver and Guillaume Le Gall both hail from France and moved to British Columbia to live the Canadian Dream. Keen hikers and lovers of the great outdoors, in the last two years they have hiked places many Canadians will never visit in an entire lifetime. Welcome to their photo journey though some of Western Canada's most striking areas of natural beauty.

 

 
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Green Time, Not Screen Time

BY BOB PEART
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Biologist Bob Peart muses on his love for the grasslands and nostalgia for a time when we used to send our kids outside to roam free. It's time to give kids more green time instead of screen time!

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