Past Markham Event: VOL 10

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VOL 10

January 22, 2016
@ Flato Markham Theatre
Since launching in the fall of 2013, PechaKucha Markham has hosted 9 events, featured 70 speakers, entertained 1100+ people, eaten approximately 1,000,000 tacos, and created a community that is way more thrillingly amazing than anything we could have imagined when we started out.
At our 10th Volume of PK, we’re celebrating the creative community that is PK Markham. This January, Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered with the Flato Markham Theatre to present PKX: the biggest, best PechaKucha Markham Night yet.
Whether you’ve made it to every PK since our first one (we know who you are – and we thank you!!) or this is your first time, you’re in for a treat (and a few PK-style surprises).
As always: eight inspiring presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions. Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around after the show for more meeting and mingling!
PKX is made possible by community support, and we will be taking donations at the door.
Refreshments provided by local fine food retailers and restaurants including Aroma Espresso BarMr. Black CoffeePlaneta Mexico MarkhamSass TeaSmash Kitchen and BarUnionville Gelato Co., and Whole Foods Market Unionville.
Community Partners: 
Design by mad Studios
Photography by Louis Li Photography
Communications support by Business & Office Centro
Live music presented by Creativity through Arts youth council.
Event coordination by Phoebe Lo Events
PK Mix presented by Markham Arts Council
Videography by PassAJoke Productions
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How New Immigrants Could Build Their New City

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.

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Getting Distracted

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Anto Chan has traveled across North America and Asia, inspiring audiences through laughter. His PK is a compilation of events and things he did that distracted him from working on his presentation.


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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Hyacinthe Miller feels strongly that words are magic. She is an omnivorous reader, a world traveller, blogger and content curator. She shares about how, as a writer with a vivid imagination, her perceptions, especially of
the visual, yield stories.  

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My life as a Side Hustler

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

A blender of ideas and roles, Judy Chang is a data storyteller by day and life coach by night. Her talk explores how her outlook on life changed when she decided there was more than one way to answer the question “what do I want to be when I grow up”?

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Flipping the Script on Youth Engagement

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Matthew Blackshaw is a community organizer and researcher who strives to make politics more nuanced and accessible. His presentation. He shares his experiences of his work through CanYouEngage, an NGO that connects youth and political decision makers.

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400 Seconds of Art

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas”

In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 9th, 2017. 

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I didn't teach in the DPRK. It taught me.

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Former entrepreneur and radio newsman, now teacher, Will Gourley blogs about Modern Learning and classroom life. His presentation shares his experiences, images and stories from the classroom, DMZ and everywhere in between from his trip to the DPRK.

Sandy Saad
Arts Professional/ Education Coordinator, Varley Art Gallery in Markham
Anto Chan
Performance Artist, PunFu Productions in Markham
Judy Chang
Market Researcher/Coach, Pivot Perspectives Coaching & Consulting in Markham
Hyacinthe Miller
Writer, Writers' Community of York Region in Markham
Will Gourley
Educator, York Region District School Board in Markham
Amitis Nouroozi
Architect & City Builder in Toronto
Matthew Blackshaw
Community Organizer and Researcher, CanYouEngage in Toronto