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How to Brand a Brewery

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Skyler Punnett designed, organized and MC-ed PechaKucha Penticton for longer than we can remember without ever giving a talk himself. Now it's time to put that right. Co-owner and art director at Super Deluxe Creative, Skyler has over 15 years of experience in the visual arts. From animation, to illustration to brand development, his work bridges the gap between commercial and contemporary art. Here he shares how he and his team successfully realigned the brand identity of Penticton's favourite craft beer emporium and long-time PKN host venue Cannery Brewing. It's enough to make you thirsty!

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Dragon Boating for Dummies

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Ron Spence showed up at his first PechaKucha Night a few short weeks ago and had such a blast, he came right up to the organizers and expressed his enthusiasm to present the next time. Well, it would have been rude to say no, wouldn't it? He has worn many hats in his life and today, as a self-styled 'retired gentleman' and story teller, he can't wait to tell you all about his passion for dragon boating. Just because :-) 

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How to Thrive in a World in Constant Crisis

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Carla Taylor works as a disaster risk management adviser in Africa, Asia and the Americas. She supports emergency response, simulations, training and preparedness planning, with the intent to strengthen local and national humanitarian response capacity. Previously, she worked with communities in the Pacific islands and in Africa on conservation and environmental education.
For Pecha Kucha Penticton, Carla shares what it’s like to be a humanitarian and how she thrives (and some days barely even survives) working in a world that is in constant crisis.
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A Pan-American Motorcycle Adventure

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

A drag racer, horse jumper, pilot and competitive pistol shooter, not to mention a two-time Ironman competitor, Allan Clarke is a man who seldom sits still. So why not jump on a motorcycle and set out to cross the continent, he figured. Predictably, something went wrong...

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Arts-Based Embodiment

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Alexandra Goodall is a visual artist and expressive arts therapist in Canada's Okanagan Valley who is passionate about embodiment and creative process. In her studio practice, she works predominantly in textiles, building large-scale immersive installations. Feast your eyes on some of her work and listen as she gets all introspective!

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The Starfish Backpack Program

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Tracy Van Raes believes that no child should go hungry. That's why she rolled up her sleeves and pioneered the Starfish Backpack Program in local schools to send good food home with kids who otherwise might not get a healthy meal for days. But she can't do it alone. It takes support from community partners, and with growing demand for the program, she needs more people like you to watch, listen, and maybe put your hand in your pocket to help.

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I Am an Astronomaholic

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Colleen O'Hare is a self-confessed 'astronomaholic' and member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada who works in outreach with the Okanagan Observatory. She enjoys sharing her passion with others through presentations to schools and clubs as well as participating in career fairs and public events. Tune in and prepare to have your mind blown.
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Get Uncomfortable. Play Big!

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Holly Grahn is a life coach who specializes in motivational coaching, and an ultramarathon runner who just conquered, solo, her second gruelling 125-kilometer Canadian Death Race, one of Canada’s toughest adventure races that includes three mountain summits, unpredictable weather conditions, creek crossings and a variety of tough terrain. If there's one thing she's learned, it's that what feels 'impossible' CAN be done. Hear how Holly learned to keep herself small, push past her comfort zone, and find her courage to play big.

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The Darker Side of Success

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Keith MacIntyre is an award-winning professional engineer with two decades of experience using technology to help businesses succeed. He has also struggled with mental health issues, flirted with many a dark siren, and lived to tell the tale. This is his brave, inspiring, and eye-opening story.

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Secrets for Making a Long-Term Relationship Work

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Wendy Goudie is the founder and director of Get Bent Yoga, Dance and Wellness – an award-winning dance and community centre located in Penticton, British Columbia. Here she shares life advice from couples in her seniors' chair yoga class – and their super secrets for how we can all maintain a healthy long-term relationship with our partners.

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A Lucky Life: A Beekeeper's Journey

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Twenty years a photojournalist and story teller with oh so many a story to tell, Kevin Dunn landed in a bee yard in the Lower Similkameen and never looked back... Today, when he's not working with his hives in the grasslands and orchards of the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, he can often be found with a jar of his pure Okanagan Wildbrush Honey in hand at a farmer's market in or around Penticton. Guided by the wind, Kevin takes us, for Pecha Kucha Penticton, on a beekeeper’s journey he calls “A lucky life”. 

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In Defence of Self-Centeredness

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

The story of Narcissus, the man who falls in love with his own reflection, has become a cautionary tale against self-centeredness, but Poe Liberado believes he has been given a bad rap. Poe hopes to redeem him, and in the process, redeem us all.