Past Winnipeg Event: VOL 33

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VOL 33

February 22, 2018
@ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe

PechaKucha Night Winnipeg is back for 2018 for Volume 33 on 2.22 (we love repeating numbers), and with it comes a new PKN crew, a fresh coat of paint, and most importantly, a brand spankin' new group of folks ready to share their ideas and experiences with you, Winnipeg!

Despite these changes, the same PechaKucha Night that you know and love will still be at The Park Theatre, and doors will open as usual at 7:30 PM, with the show starting at 8:20 PM (or 20:20). 

Admission is pay-what-you-want, but we suggest $10. 



Alec Holowka, Game Developer and Composer
Megan Jensen, Host – "Gameslackers", UMFM
Charlie Johnston, Sign Painter and Mural Artist
Bram Keast, Painter, Printmaker and Illustrator
Rachelle Kirouac & Shannon Loewen, Landscape Architecture Interns – HTFC
Keith Macpherson, Mindfulness Coach/Author/Musician
Hope Nicholson, Publisher – Bedside Press
Diane Roussin, Executive Director – Winnipeg Boldness Project
Keegan Steele, Artist, Musician – Yes We Mystic
Luke Thiessen, Nonprofit Communications Professional
Daniel Voth, Game Developer, Organizer – Winnipeg Game Jam
Jacqueline Young, Photographer – Stationpoint Photographic

Speakers List is subject to change.


This year's posters are designed by Adam Globa.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates:

The official PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol 33 hashtag is #pknwpg33.

And for more information and to see past talks, check out our website

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Lamp Post Sun

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Painter, print maker and illustrator Bram Keast gives a brilliant artist talk on his latest ongoing and evolving painting series titled: Lamp Post Sun. The pieces, which are amassed with information that contradicts and confuses the viewer is presented in such a way in order to allow for various interpretations of the media.


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How the Words Have Defined the Image

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Daniel Voth, a passionate indie game developer and advocate who has been working and volunteering in the community since 2014, takes the audience to task on how we interpret art work and get invovled. Quoting John Berger, from the Ways of Seeing, "It’s hard to find exactly how the words have defined the image, but they have."



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1 Degree of Separation

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Keith Macpherson discusses mindfulness and the means in which everything is connected, the synergy of life, and what happens when we start paying attention to the present moment. 

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Magical Place of Radio

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Megan Jensen, a 101.5 UMFM radio personality takes us throught her adventures of radio. In search of a magical place where she could be creative in a cool and quiet environment, Megan found some very cool people inside of a radio station (including two bears).

At first she was only writing commercials but eventually her volunteering patience paid off and is now recording announcements over the radio, sharing her voice with the entirety of the campus. 

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Wouldn't It Be Funny If

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Visual artist, illustrator, and musician Keegan Steele produces two comic strips. Stressed which appears in the Uniter and My Son My Son What Have You Done, which appears in the Manitoban. In his musicial endeavors in the Principal Lyricists and Yes We Missed It, he strives to make his music more poignant and thought-provoking in contrast to the humor in which he presents through his artwork.

Nine out of ten times the thought that begins his diversified creative process always starts with – "wouldn’t it be funny if ..."


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Why Earthworms are Introverts

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Other than being incredibly short, Shannon Loewen and Rachelle Kirouac feel they have nothing in common. One has a love for creepy crawlers and the other a love of gardening - we'd say they definitely have something common. 

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Silence Can Be Visual

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

In a noisy world full of force fed stimulus and information, copious distractions that come at us on a daily basis fromr oad signs, radio, television, drama, personal relationships we are swimming neck deepin information. Not only that but we’re choosing to find ways to cram it in faster and more efficiently but multitasking our evenings away watching TV and scanning Twitter.

Luke Thiessen takes the audience through a period in his life where the noise was at an all time high and then came to a skittering halt, and amidst the silence that followed he found his creative self once more and the revelation that silence can be a visual thing.


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Ad Man or an Artist?

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

"Who am I really? Question for the ages, right? Am I an Ad Man or an Artist?"

In his presentation, Charlie Johnston takes you on a journey through his identity described in colorful metaphores and illustrated in a portfolio of some of his most breathtaking masterpieces all around Winnipeg. 

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History of Comics

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Hope Nicholson thinks that her presentation wouldn't be inspiring as the others in PKN Winnipeg Vol. 33, but she does not fail to captivate the audience with an entertaining overview of 20 renowned female comic artists from the past 80 years. 

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Architectural Photography

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Yes, it’s a thing. Jacqueline Young went from being an architectural student to an architectural photographer without ever really knowing how to use her camera. 

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Cozy Game Design

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Alec Holowka lives in the Exchange District of Winnipeg and makes video games with his friends. It's most definitely safe to say he’s living the life. 

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The Winnipeg Boldness Project

@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

You might be sitting there, wondering "What is the Winnipeg Boldness Project?", and why is it that it's important to the development and progression of our city.  Diane Roussin finally has the answers, laying out how the Winnipeg Boldness Project endeavors to improve the quality of life and education of children ages 0-6 living in the Point Douglas neighborhood. Focusing on engaging those that live, work and play in the area to get a better idea of what they believe their neighboorhood looks like and what makes a neighborhood strong and safe for the future development of its tenants. 

Megan Jensen
Host - "Gameslackers", UMFM in Winnipeg
Jacqueline Young
Architectural Photographer in Winnipeg
Hope Nicholson
Publisher, Bedside Press in Winnipeg
Daniel Voth
Game Developer in Winnipeg
Rachelle Kirouac
Landscape Architecture Intern, HTFC Planning & Design in Winnipeg
Keegan Steele
in Winnipeg
Charlie Johnston
in Winnipeg
Alec Holowka
Game Developer in Winnipeg
Luke Thiessen
Communications Manager, Siloam Mission in Winnipeg
Keith Macpherson
Author, Speaker, Coach, Musician, Self in Winnipeg
Shannon Loewen
Landscape Architectural Intern, HTFC Planning & Design in Winnipeg
Bram Keast
in Winnipeg
Diane Roussin
Project Director, The Winnipeg Boldness Project in Winnipeg