Past Prince George Event: VOL 5

Large wide vol. 205 20poster 20icon


September 15, 2015
@ Two Rivers Gallery

We are pleased to announce our fifth installment of PechaKucha Nights in Prince George, running in conjunction with the Prince George Mini Maker Faire this September. Join us as a dozen local storytellers share their maker stories as part of our theme. "I Made It!". Learn about the heart, the art, the triumphs and the failures that come with creation, craft and DIY adventures. 

The event is free and seat is first come, first seated. If you are interested in presenting at this event, please see our blog for more info.

Thumb slide4

What is a Maker?

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

People are talking about this new “maker” movement the world over, but what criteria must be met if you want to be considered a Maker? John Makowsky shares how he discovered his own maker identity, and what he believes defines a maker.

Thumb slide11

My First Pinterest Project

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.

Thumb slide16

April's Hands

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Heather Fisher is an elementary school teacher and Lisa is a stay-at-home Mom. They collaborated to create ‘Lisa’s Hands’, which features some of the creative processes of Lisa.

Over the past two years as they have visited, Heather has loved watching Lisa’s strong yet delicate, skillful hands knit or create something.  Lisa embodies creativity!  Heather’s gives voice to some of Lisa’s musings about the various things she envisions and creates.

Thumb slide14

Easy as Pie

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

"I remember how Grandfather told me, 'Son, never fry bacon naked and never trust a topless pie!' Good advice."

When Greg Jonuk was 10 years old, a formative culinary event sent him on a lifelong pursuit of making pie. Here in Easy as Pie from PechaKucha Night Prince George Vol. 5, he sends us into the kitchens of our "pastry-deprived worlds" but not before sharing why pie making is righteous, transformative, and magical. Grab a fork and/or a scoop of ice cream and enjoy this talk on one of the world’s greatest food forms.

Thumb slide19

DIY Politics

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2014, Jillian Merrick took a run at public office in the local municpal  elections. Never a fan of traditional elections camapigns, she had to come up with creative ways of particpating in the process without compromising her values. She shares some of the crafty and creative ways she's subverted the typically trappings of a political campaign, and on how craft, art and design continue to influence her work on City Council after her successful election.

Thumb slide16


@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Si Transken is the creator of an artivism for healing program with the Northern Women's Center at UNBC. This program has created a space for women to share their artistic expressions at various events though out the year; to sell their creations in the open space in front of the Women's Center and to participate in various workshops for healing. She is pleased to share photographs of the art and poems that emerge from the sessions.

As a survivor of abuse, Si has a deep commitment to assisting others to land on their feet - and even find their dancing feet! She is currently working toward Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy with the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.

Thumb slide12

HERstory of Make

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Diandra Oliver is a DIY'er, feminist, writer, and radical economist in Prince George. She comes from a long line of makers and women who could turn any ol' piece of garbage into gold. Her presentation is about the origins of maker culture and the important role of punk women in changing the way we think of, make, and buy stuff.

Thumb 9

Wine a Little, Laugh A Lot!

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

"You can make just about anything into booze, right? Dandelion flowers, rotten potatoes, roadkill, ...just about anything!" 

Kathleen thought she won the lottery when she and her new family moved into their new home and discovered a mature pear tree growing in the front yard…until they tried to eat one. The pears were either rock hard or complete mush, with no happy medium. She tried every which way to make something edible out of the fruit, but nothing turned out quite right. Kathleen finalized realized that the solution to her problem was not edible, but drinkable! Join maker and crafter extraordinaire Kathleen Angelski are she guides us through the step-by-step journey of making pear wine.

Jillian Merrick
City Councillor and Business Coach in Prince George
Greg Jonuk
in Prince George
Diandra Oliver
in Prince George
Heather Fisher
in Prince George
Kathleen Angelski
in Prince George
Cat Sivertsen
in Prince George
Si Transken
in Prince George
John Makowsky
Entrepreneur, Vector Finesse in Prince George