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My 4-H Story

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 01, 2015

Without 4-H in my life from day one, Mackenzie Kerr would not have been able to present this PechaKucha infront of you today! She started in 4-H at age 12 starting with horse and dog projects and today she is honoured to represent BC 4-H at a Provincial and National level. She is a BC 4-H Ambassador and Youth Advisory Committee rep. for 4-H Canada.  She is currently studying at CNC taking "Natural Resource and Environmental Technology" planning on finishing my degree at UNBC in Natural Resource Management. She works at Tim Hortons and works on her private pilot's license in my spare time! 

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Perspective Divided by Time = δ

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 01, 2015

Perspectives constantly change over time, or at least John thinks they should. He recounts some highlights of great perspective shifts in his life.

John Makowsky is a young tech entrepreneur and the founder of Vector Finesse, a 3D printing startup in Prince George. He’s a storyteller by nature, and spends a lot of time “spongin”. A firm believer that being smart is cool, he is constantly learning and teaching himself (and others) new things.

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Upside Down in Korea

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 01, 2015

Heather Fisher is a mother, wife, and teacher who loves to learn new things, read, and walk.  She lived in South Korea for 4 years with her family where she was an unintentional cross-cultural disaster and an inept language learner who still managed to be an English teacher, university professor, freelance editor and writer, corporate marketing executive, ESL curriculum writer, and homeschooling mother.

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Windshield Perspectives - Moments That Change Us

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 01, 2015

Our perspective is like a windshield that can provide clarity and security or become obscured by damage. You choose whether to change it or live with it cracked and splintered.
Susan Maillot has the good fortune to travel doing what she loves – telling stories.  She believes that we are made of many stories, and it is in understanding how these stories came to be written in our souls that we understand ourselves and others.  And she loves to laugh........just sayin.
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Changing my Perspective on a Mouse

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 01, 2015

Christine Kinnie is a mother of four children, daydreamer, writer, and lover of animals from a safe distance

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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.

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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.

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@ 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.