Past New Westminster Event: VOL 13

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VOL 13

November 05, 2016
@ River Market

Predictably GOOD FUN.

Started in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm, PechaKucha Night began as a fun and unique night of local culture and entertainment. Ten presenters from a range of fields share their interesting projects, inspirations and passions. There's only one catch - presenters get 20 images, 20 seconds each, making for a 6 minute and 40 second shot of ideas and inspiration.

Join us for drinks at starting at 7:00 pm in the food hall and enjoy local craft beer, wine and relaxed sounds from DJ Mutes Ito. River Market vendors Longtail Kitchen and Re-Up BBQ will be open late to serve you before the show starts if you're looking for some snacks.

At 8:00 the fun starts with our ten PechaKucha talks and a short intermission mid-way.

Prepare to be engaged, entertained and inspired.

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Music in My Life

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

People often say there are two kinds of people in the world; those who eat the pizza crust or those who don't, those who see the glass half-full or  those who see the glass half-empty, those who think toilet paper should go over the roll or those who think toilet paper should go over the roll. For Ross Arbo, you are either into music ...or you're not.

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Tinder and the Dating Culture it Created

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

After divorcing her husband who she was together with for 12 years, Anita Dunn dives into the world of online dating as a single mother. Her first foray into online dating was with the Tinder dating app and it lead to many unexpected surprises and left her with one message for single men.

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Embrace Mistakes, Laughter, and Connections

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Mistakes are a wonderful part of life. You can't prepare or plan for them.

Janice Bannister shares a journey through Scientific and personal mistakes that lead to new inventions and new connections in her life. And how laughter is always the best way to cope with life's mistakes.

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Breaking Botanical

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Jordan Samek compares his own cancer experience (in humorous terms) to that of the character Walter White from his all-time favourite show, Breaking Bad. At 35 years old, he was a high school teacher with a young family, when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. During his recovery from chemotherapy treatment, he found gardening, or maybe it finally found him in the spacious backyard of his newly acquired home in New Westminster. And he never returned to teaching. He became a stay at home parent for a while, re-formed and cultivated his gardens and yard, and started a business in landscaping and fence building. Gardening and landscaping reshaped the narrative of his life, while also healing him, and opened him up to the brilliance of botany.

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Living the Dream

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

When Kelly Slade-Kerr achieved her goal and became a successful lawyer in a prestigious law firm at the age of 26, she was supposed to be living the dream. In her talk, she relates how living the dream can sometimes change, especially when other life goals intervene, and what she did to find work life balance and a career she loves.

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Cracking Open the Conversation on Menopause

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

When Shirley Weir mentions the word “menopause" at a cocktail party, she often gets some peculiar reactions. People don’t like talking about it, and when they do, it is mostly in a negative context. Fact: women live beyond the retirement party of their ovaries. Yet, perimenopause and menopause continue to be misunderstood.

In Cracking Open the Conversation on Menopause, Shirley uses examples from her own personal journey, as well as from advertising, media and the internet, to help reframe menopause from something that is solely negative—into a conversation that women (and men!) embrace, look forward to and celebrate!

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Finding Place

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Albert Crescent Park is the focus of this presentation on place making as it relates to sites of heritage significance in the City of New Westminster.

Rob McCullough highlights the physical, cultural, and social identities of this park  in a journey through the Park’s historical past.

Jordan Samek
Landscape and Fence Business Owner in New Westminster
Ross Arbo
Project Consultant, JRS Engineering Ltd in New Westminster
Anita Dunn
Owner, Mila & Paige Clothing Boutique in New Westminster
Darcy Schlechtleitner
Owner/Realtor®, Rethink Real Estate Group – KW Elite Realty in New Westminster
Brent Schieve
Teacher, Surrey School District in Surrey
Janice Bannister
Owner of Laughter Zone 101, Comedian, and Bon Vivant, Laughter Zone 101 in New Westminster
Mike Hoyer
Retired Teacher & Principal in New Westminster
Shirley Weir
Communicator and conversation disruptor, Menopause Chicks in Port Moody
Kelly Slade-Kerr
Lawyer, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould