Past Markham Event: VOL 2

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February 07, 2014
@ Varley Art Gallery

Markham Public Library, Markham Arts Council and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s second volume of PechaKucha night, featuring artists and innovators from Markham and beyond. Added bonus: a PK style gallery tour – 20 works of art explained in 20 seconds each. Grab a beer or glass of wine from the bar, mix and mingle and enjoy this fun, energetic exploration of Markham’s creative community.

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Inside The Head Of An Immigrant Storyteller

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Arina Kharlamova loves telling stories. This passion has allowed her to accomplish great things amongst her literature skills. Thankfully, she has chosen to utilise those skills in order to bring us her story as she encourages us to pass on our own.

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Words Mean Things

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Average humans will often converse on a daily basis exchanging at least 200 words per minute. With this many of them flying by, it's hard to sit back and think on what each word can really mean. Omar Khafagy takes us through on just a sample of what it's like to read a little deeper into what we say.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 28, 2014.

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From Studio To Spotlight With Art Battle Canada

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Jamil Keyani is part of an innovative form of competitive art. He shows us what this specfic type of innovation has been able to accomplish for the industry and just how incredibly passionate people can become when competing with their art.

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The Library's Dead, Long Live The Library

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Pam Saliba has a particular passion for all the contents that libraries possess. Unfortunately, often libraries can be viewed as common book depositories which is not true. Pam names off several examples of the things that libraries have been able to innovate with.

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A Night Out At Night It Up

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Anita Ko talks about her orangization's abilities. Having been a part of an event that hosts over 120 000 people each year, Anita shows us what her company, Power Unit Youth Organization, is capable of when it comes to inspiring many generations.

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@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Ange Friesen talks about dreams and what they can mean. Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to travel to wondrous places within your dreams? Ange shows us just how far the beauty of our imagination along with a little magic can take us.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 15, 2014.

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Consider Yourself An Athlete, Even Without Exercise!

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Often known for her entrepreneurial skills, Brigitte Sharpe takes us through a topic quite familliar to most. She speaks to us about how we're all capable of being atheletes in our own ways as we strategize, achieve, and work hard to push through together.


Ange Friesen
Writer and Brand Strategist, On Wonder Creative in Toronto
Anita Ko
Founding Member / Event Organizer, Power Unit Youth Organization in Markham
Pam Saliba
Branch Manager/Librarian, Markham Public Library in Markham
Jamil Keyani
Artist, Event Producer, Art Battle Canada in Toronto
Arina Kharlamova
Writer, York University in Toronto
Omar Khafagy
Writer, podcaster, podcast producer, 27Stories Inc. in Markham