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Shawna Olsten

Global Marketing Director , Native Shoes in Vancouver

Leave My Heart in Vancouver

PRESENTED ON JUN 13, 2013
IN VANCOUVER @ VOL 28

"I wanted to take a risk and try something new."

In Leave My Heart in Vancouver from PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28, After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stipulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her. 

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