Past Markham Event: VOL 9

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November 20, 2015
@ Varley Art Gallery

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions.

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring 8 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond.

Admission is free with a $2 suggested donation but you'll need to get your tickets at available as of November 1. 

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling!

Refreshments provided by local fine food stores and restaurants.  

PK Mix presented by Markham Arts Council.

Live music presented by Creativity through Arts youth council.

Event support by Blossoms and Bloom (Phoebe Lo Events)

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Start Loving the Commute

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

“Have you ever noticed anyone driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?” 

In Start Loving the Commute from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, presenter Dave Howlett gives a little life advice on how to sit back and enjoy the ride. Howlett, an author, shows how we can shift gears and be better people. Companies employ him to knock down business silos by creating a spark that changes human behavior. His talk explores the driver's commute as a metaphor for creating positive change in our behaviour and attitude.

Thie was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016. 

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Urban Farmer

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Ed Law is a business owner, basketball coach and all around good guy. He shares his personal story of sowing and cultivating seeds to grow his family, business and community.

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What's Your Cause?

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Husband, Father, Texan by birth and Canadian by choice, Eric Frans is connects people to the causes they care about. He explores how we are all meant to care about something, but too many people exist not knowing what their passion is. It's time you found out.

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@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Matt Williams is the Canadian Programming Coordinator of Africycle and is in charge of collecting bicycle donations to send to our 2 shops in Malawi, Africa. He talks about how Africycle provides basic access to rural Malawians through bicycles and the Canadian/Malawian partnership.

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How Public Art Can Save the World

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.”

In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.

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Big Hair Don't Care

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

“While all my friend’s… hair would sway in the wind, my hair even defied the laws of physics. It would just stay absolutely still.”

In Big Hair Don't Care from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th Volume, curly hair ambassador, chocolate-maker, and biathlon competitor Sandy Saad discusses what it's like to grow up with natural hair. Drawing from memories of her embarrassing hair phases, she tells the tale of how she came to accept her natural beauty.


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My Love for David Duchovny

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Librarian, film and yoga enthusiast, Liz Myers wants you to know why she thinks David Duchovny is amazing and why you should think so too.

Sean Stephens
CEO, Treefrog Inc in Markham
Matt Williams
Canadian Programming Coordinator, Africycle in Markham
Taleen Der Haroutiounian
Placemaker, Marham Public Art Advisory Committee in Markham
Dave Howlett
Speaker/Human Being, in Markham
Eric Frans
International Director of Philanthropy, World Relief Canada in Markham
Liz Myers
Community Librarian, Markham Public Library in Markham
Sandy Saad
Arts Professional/ Education Coordinator, Varley Art Gallery in Markham
Ed Law
Entrepreneur, Business & Office Centro in Markham