Past New Westminster Event: VOL 16

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Without Art, the Earth Would Be Just ‘EH’

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

"There are so many things that can go wrong and destroy the whole process."

In Without ART, the EARTH Would Be Just ‘EH’ from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16David Bachron shares his experience of creating unique metal art pieces in Scotland, Czech Republic, New Zealand and Canada.

In 2010, David was a part of the team for Scottish Artist David Mach. 

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A New West Feminist's Dream City Council

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

Where Hayley Sinclair double dog dares any man to run in the 2018 civic election.

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Computational Photography

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

"The future of my industry is changing... the tools I'm gonna have in five or ten years are going to be absolutely amazing."
In "Computational Photography" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16Paul Romein shares how computer vision and machine learning are changing the shape of his industry.


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Finding the Farthest

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

Brad Cavanagh's presentation takes us on a journey from nuclear weapons testing to robotic telescopes leads to the discovery of the most distant object known to humanity.

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Silence and Secrets Make Us Sick

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

Presenter Judy Darcy tells the story of her father who lost family members in the Holocaust and afterwards kept his Jewishness a secret - even from his children - until a few years before he died in order to keep them safe. She brought the circle back to acts of hatred and bigotry that are on the rise and the importance of the New West community coming together to say yes to diversity and love and hope.

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The Sounds of the City

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

"We have a lot to learn from listening to the everyday sounds that surround us."

In "The Sounds of the City" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, Vincent Andrisani explains the important role that sounds play in our everyday lives. In his talk, Vincent argues that if we listen to the city with enough patience and curiosity, we can hear ideas for a more equitable approach to urban design and planning.

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Travelling 10,000 miles from 3 and half feet up

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

In her presentation, Jolene Foreman starts by explaining how she's had the travel bug since a little child. In the summer of 2016, her family embarked on a grand European adventure, where the parents let the kids document the travels on the family cameras. This created a unique perspective of the trip that adults would never have noticed otherwise. Jolene wants to challenge the audience outside their comfort zone and to travel with kids if they can make the opportunity. Borrow someone else's if you don’t have your own! 

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Evolution of Mister India

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

In his presentation, Rish Koya describes his journey to becoming the wrestling Champion, Mister India. He talks about the connections he made along the way, as well as the sacrifices.

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Nature’s Beauty, guiding us to Creativity and Fun for Life!

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

In his presentation, Claude LeDoux attempts to open minds and hearts to explore ones creativity through the use of plants. He says we should allow nature to guide humans into fun-filled creative lives and never forget that we must feed the Bees, the Plants and the human soul.

Hayley Sinclair
Local Weirdo and New West Housing Coordinator for Lookout Society in New Westminster
David Bachron
Sculptor in New Westminster
Brad Cavanagh
Technical Director, Finger Food Studios in New Westminster
Jolene Foreman
Owner/Managing Broker, Custom Realty Ltd in New Westminster
Paul Romein
CEO & Executive Producer, Techno Monkey Media Inc in New Westminster
Judy Darcy
MLA, City of New Westminster, Province of British Columbia in New Westminster
Rish Koya
Health & Fitness Coach and Heavyweight Champion, Koyabell Fitness & Health Solutions AND Royal City Wrestling in New Westminster
Vincent Andrisani
Sonic Urbanist & Educator, SFU in Vancouver
Claude LeDoux
Parks Horticulture Manager, City of New Westminster in New Westminster