Past Halifax Event: VOL 20

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VOL 20

June 17, 2016
@ Under the Bridge

Social Enterprise. We all know that it's something good, but what is it exactly?

Come out to the 20th PechaKucha Halifax event to hear how local organizations like Common Good Solutions, Stone Hearth Bakery and the Halifax Music Co-op are giving back to the community. 

The unique PechaKucha quick-fire presentation style of 20 slides for 20 seconds each makes for great (and often hilarious) show-and-tell presentations. Spend an informative evening listening to people's involvement with and thoughts about Social Enterprise.

Held in collaboration with Common Good Solutions (a fantastic local organization that supports and celebrates social enterprise in Atlantic Canada)

Pre-show social 19:45
Presentations start 20:20

Eventbrite tickets $6
Tickets at the door $7
*$1 from each admission will go to the PechaKucha Global Fund

Seating is limited

List of Presenters:

John Bogardus - Halifax Music Co-op
Stephanie Pronk - Common Good Solutions
David Upton - Common Good Solutions
Aaron Emery - For The Region
Kelly Schnare - Harbours Program
Lindell Smith - The ONE
John Hartling - Stone Hearth Bakery
El Jones - Spoken Word Activist
Jayme Melrose - Common Roots Urban Farm
Bertina Evers - Goodgoods
Delaine Tiniakos-Doran - The Bridging Bus
Lauren Sears -

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The Creation of Real Good

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

David Upton is the co-founder of Common Good Solutions and an advocate for business as a tool for the creation of real good.  He is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, avid reader and a noted punster.  

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Discounted Black Barbies

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

El Jones is a spoken word artist, teacher, and activist. She was the Poet Laureate of Halifax from 2013-2015. She is a two-time national slam poetry champion and has performed, lectured and taught nationally and internationally. El currently teaches in the department of Sociology at Saint Mary's University. El is most influenced and inspired by the many nameless and unrewarded women who labour every day in their communities with love.

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@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Bertina Evers, an inspired volunteer with a BFA, needed the time and energy going into her charities to become more efficient, effective and easier to reach a supportive audience. Resulting in the creation of: Goodgoods – an online bulk marketing platform serving not for profits, charities and social entrepreneurs.

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The Bridging Bus

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Delaine Tiniakos-Doran is a community organizer who suffers from compulsive volunteerism. She works at Springtide Collective and she’s the Programming & Operations Director for the Bridging Bus.

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Reimagining Atlantic Harbours

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

As a complex integrated systems thinker, Kelly Schare is a socially-minded science-driven doer. She strives to think big and holds space to fail safely. She identifies with the ocean and all the fresh waters that connect to it. Having traveled extensively on the ring of fire in Asia as a 20 something, she has a unique and critical perspective to bring home to Atlantic Canada.

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Halifax Music Co-op

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

“We are here to knock down the barriers between music, education and people.”

In Halifax Music Co-op from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 20, John Bogardus shares what the Halifax Music Co-op is. Bogardus is a curious and passionate conductor, and has been playing in and leading ensembles the majority of his life. In 2010, John started the program that would become the Halifax Music Co-op. Since that time, he has devoted his life to nurturing the organization and its membership as both Executive Director and Music Director of the HMC. His passion for music and musical education has grown the Halifax Music Co-op from humble beginnings to an organization of half a dozen ensembles and over 200 members.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. 

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Stone Hearth Bakery

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Over the past 20 years John Hartling has worked with community service groups in many roles.  Focusing primary on working with people living in poverty he has developed and managed programs assisting youth & adults with achieving their educational and employment goals. Currently, John works at MetroWorks as the Manager of Programming and Business Development. One of his responsibilities includes providing leadership and support to the staff and participants at Stone Hearth Bakery, which has been a social enterprise in Halifax since 1982!!

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The O.N.E

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Lindell Smith shares his project, The O.N.E. or One North End. Smith has lived in the North End of Halifax for 26 years and has been doing work in his community and beyond since he was 12. Lindell has done stuff that has helped with other stuff that has had an impact on a lot of stuff. Lindell does lots of things and cares about people and lots of stuff. 

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The Bridge Halifax

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Home grown in Bedford, NS, and now long-time resident of Halifax’s North End, Brianna Stratton, is here tonight as Founder of the Bridge, though she wears many hats. Basketball coach, entrepreneur, start-up mentor, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and well-intentioned exerciser – at her core, Brianna is a dreamer and passionate Maritimer. 

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For the Region

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Over the past decade, Aaron Emery has been a brewer in Michigan, a disaster-relief coordinator in Mississippi, an ESL teacher in South Korea, a strategy consultant in Toronto and the Canadian lead for the global “B Corp Movement”.  He moved to Atlantic Canada to raise a baby and launch a network for business leaders hell-bent on fighting for the health & wealth of Canada’s East Coast.

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@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

From Truro, NS, Lauren Sears loves the world of sport. A former CIS volleyball player, and now assistant coach at Saint Mary’s University, she is giving back to a community that impacted her development. Now as the CEO of, Lauren is looking to help even more athletes reach their goals. 

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Common Roots Urban Farm

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jayme Melrose wants to see the plants reign victorious, conquering concrete with food, beauty and biodiversity   Raised feral in the forest of northern BC, she studied ecological horticulture and permaculture at Linnaea Farm School on Cortes Island, BC., followed that with a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie.  She is currently the Project Coordinator & Flower Farmer at Common Roots Urban Farm, where she's been working too hard since 2012!

David Upton
Common Good Solutions in Halifax
El Jones
in Halifax
Bertina Evers
in Halifax
Kelly Schnare
in Halifax
John Bogardus
Halifax Music Co-op in Halifax
John Hartling
in Halifax
Lindell Smith
in Halifax
Aaron Emery
in Halifax
Lauren Sears
in Halifax
Jayme Melrose
in Halifax