Past Penticton Event: VOL 8

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June 08, 2017
@ Cannery Brewing

Vol 8: Self Made - The Art of DIY

We are back and this time we are showcasing the people of DIY in the Okanagan. Stay tuned for the speaker list!

A big thank you to Cannery Brewing for hosting us for our next event! Hope to see you there!

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DIY Reconciliation

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Lawyer Alex Kruize speaks about indigenous rights on opposite sides of the world , New Zeland and Canada, and shares his observations on the similiarities and differences as well as offers advice as to what we can all do to help facilitate reconciliation.

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Shape Your City

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Ben Johnson made a conscious decision to move from the big city to a small town with lots to offer growing families. As a city planner in Penticton, British Columbia, he invites residents to weigh in on their vision for the future and shape their city

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DIY Cheese Burger

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

From the bun to the cheese to the veggies to the meat, Chris Mathieson talks about his upcoming epic project of his DIY Cheese Burger. He will harvest salt from the ocean and cultivate yeast from the air to create his buns. Raise and milk cows to make his own cheese. Grow his own veggies and make his on condiments. Finally raise another cow for the meat. It will be one epic cheese burger.

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Starting a Car-Sharing Co-op

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Wonderig what the connection is between driving clapped-out old Trabis in the former East Germany and starting a car-sharing co-op in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley? Check out Christian Brandt's presentation about bringing big-city car-sharing culture to a small town, and why it makes sense.

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First Nations Health, Education and Mental Health: A Road to Reconciliation

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Grant Bogyo works with the Penticton Indian Band on Indigenous health and education issues, among other things. Here he rewinds to the time of the European settlers and fast-forwards to the future to paint a portrait of First Nations health, education and mental health as the road to reconciliation continues in this part of Canada.

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Back to the Future: the Craft Soda Revolution

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Craft soda maker Jason Cox speaks to the decline in consumption of mass-market sugary beverages and explains how craft soda pop is quenching a new thirst for healthier fizzy drinks, old-school style. Travel back to the future with a fizz!

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DIY Parenting

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

How do you go from being an independent woman who does what she wants (that doesn't include dishes or laundry) to raising a child? You do it your own way! In this Pecha Kucha Penticton talk, Laurel Garner shares her inspiring journey and extols the joys of DIY parenting.

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Do It Better: Do It Yourself

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Maiya Robbie wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she learned to embrace the DIY lifestyle and see that everything comes around full circle. Here she explains how a desire for a phone case that wasn't disgustingly plastic led to her crafting her own fabric phone pouches and selling them to like-minded souls around the world on Etsy, and later digressing into making jewelry from old silver spoons to supply galleries far and wide.  

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Terroir: A Year of Eating Only Food from Farmers' Markets

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

"Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you who you are." Tarynn Liv Parker embarked on a one-year journey to only shop for food at farmer's markets, and discovered the joys of embracing the true taste of terroir. Tune in here to the insights she shared with the audience at Pecha Kucha Penticton. 

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DIY Creative Culture

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

A trio of local arts peeps take to the Pecha Kucha Penticton stage to talk up local arts and culture ahead of the Arts Rising festival. Join Vaelei Walkden-Brown and Petra Holler for a glimpse of colour that's sure to brighten up your day.

Vaelei Walkden-Brown
Art Gallery Owner + Curator, 557 Artist Gallery in Penticton
Petra Holler
Visual artist in Penticton
Tarynn Liv Parker Parker
Writer, editor, founder of The Field Guide in Summerland
Christian Brandt
Executive Director and Co-founder of the OGO Car Share Co-op in Kelowna
Alex Kruize
in Penticton
Colleen O'Hare
in Kelowna
Ben Johnson
Special Projects Manager, City of Penticton in Penticton
Maiya Robbie
in Penticton
Laurel Garner
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Self Employed and Vitamin King in Penticton
Jason Cox
Soda Maker, The People's Soda Co. in Penticton
Grant Bogyo
in Penticton
Chris Mathieson
in Penticton