Past Penticton Event: VOL 7

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March 09, 2017
@ Cannery Brewing

10 Presenters speak about how they interact with the world around them. Whether it is the natural or the social, the worlds we inhabit influence and shape us, and sometimes they need our help.

Your Speakers are:
1. Dale Boyd - Journalist/Music
2. Don Gayton - Grassland Ecologist
3. Jan Little - Artist
4. Christian Brandt - Ogo Carshare
5. Tony Davis - Jounalist, Cruiser Control
6. Theresa Nolet - Saving Horses
7. Tanya Luszcz - Bat Biologist
8. Sid Vereecken - Cellarhand/Freelance Horticulturalist
9. Chad Fuller - Biologist
10. Rick Hatch - Permaculture 
Doors open at 6pm, speakers at 630 until 9ish. Drink and conversation to fillow.
Tickets online at: Or in person at Cannery Brewing or Cowork Penticton. 
Come early to get a seat. Parking is limited but free.
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Oh for Duck's Sake!

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

"We discovered a lone egg had hatched...but it was not a chicken..."

In Oh for Duck's Sake! from PechaKucha Night Penticton Vol. 7, Jan Little shares the life of Rita Bumby, a duck, and their adventures on her farm. Jan talks about their inseparable relationship and how Rita not only showed up everywhere in her life, but also in her paintings.

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Conservation for Bats

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Tanya Luszcz makes a case for bats, an animal group which many people find repulsive. She talks about bat facts, from their diet to reproductive habits and the current threats they face. Let's learn about bats!

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@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Throughout his life, Sid Vereecken was told he needed to shape up or he will be left behind. He was also told if he wanted to reach a goal, he needed to work hard for it. This is his story. 

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Okanagan Nation Alliance: Salmon Savers

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Chad Fuller of the Okanagan Nation Alliance presents a restoration campaign to restore the habitat of the native salmon population of the Okanagan valley. The organization's efforts greatly saved the local salmon. 

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Okanagan Grasslands Ecology and Romance

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Don Gayton presents the prairies and grasslands around the Penticton area. He explains the imo¥portance these grasslands have, ecologically and psychologically. 

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A Voice for the Horses

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a herd of starving, stray horses came to her door, Theresa Nolet wasn't expecting to become an advocate. What started as simply feeding the horses, lead her to search for answers.  When she learned that the horses were destined to be auctioned off and slaughtered, Theresa became the voice for the horses, starting a horse rescue called OATS: One At A Time Success.

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Getting to the Root of Permaculture

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Cherry Tree Permaculture owner, Rick Hatch, discusses the meaning & origin of permaculture, and various permaculture techniques. While showing examples and sharing his own farm practices, Rick explains how ethical design can meet our needs while improving the environment around us.

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The World Aint So Bad, Guys

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Being a writer for the 'Arts & Entertainment' and 'Court & Crime' sections can be a conflicting job for Dale Boyd. Dale shares his experience as a newspaper reporter, reflects on current events, and reminds us that negative stories can breed positive change.

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Cruiser Control

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Tony Davis volunteered with the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras, a non-profit conservations organization, trying to preserve and reduce the destruction of its surrounding and still vibrant reef system. One of his jobs with the organization was working with snorkelers visiting on cruise ships to the island, and trying to educate them about reef-safe snorkeling techniques that would both preserve reef health and prevent personal injury.

Tony Davis
Journalist, Self Employed in Penticton
Dale Boyd
Journalist, Penticton Western News in Penticton
Rick Hatch
Business Owner, Cherry Tree Permaculture Ltd. in Penticton
Sid Vereecken
Cellarhand/Freelance horticulturalist in Penticton
Christian Brandt
Executive Director and Co-founder of the OGO Car Share Co-op in Kelowna
Jan Little
Artist in Penticton
Rick Hatch
Permaculturalist, Cherry Tree Permaculture Ltd. in Penticton
Theresa Nolet
jewellery store owner in Penticton
Tanya Luszcz
flight biologist, Canadian Wildlife service in penticton
Chad Fuller
Virologist, Okanagan Nation Alliance in Penticton