Past Penticton Event: VOL 11

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VOL 11

March 15, 2018
@ Cannery Brewing

Penticton, BC, Thursday March 15/2018 at 6 p.m. Cannery Brewing

For our 11th edition, we bring a grab bag of speakers from all areas of our little town, from first nations dancers to wine bloggers to math magicians. Each one gets 20 slides timed for 20 seconds to tell their story.

Japanese for “chit-chat,” Pecha Kucha originated in Tokyo in 2003 and since grown into an international speaker series based on a simple format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Presenters get 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share their story in a slide-show format.
Held four times a year in Penticton, the popular not-for-profit series brings together a diverse of range of Okanagan thinkers and doers in the arts, business, design, architecture, mental health, entrepreneurship, biology, journalism and many other fields.
Local music aficionado and award-winning podcaster Tenacious T will be in house for your listening pleasure.
Event Details:
Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Location: Cannery Brewing, 198 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm. First presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be an intermission.
Come early to get a seat. Parking is limited but free.
Tickets: $10 available at Cannery Brewing, Cowork Penticton (129 Nanaimo Ave W) and (All proceeds to and Pechakucha Penticton)
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Art in the Community

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

Mixed-media artist Bill Blair creates photomontage images that play off themes of Canadiana and Mexicana, exploring ideas of 20th-century romantic travel ideals, souvenir culture and identity in North America. Here he takes us on a tour of the community that blurs the line between art and architecture.

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Blockchain for Friends

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

Math whiz Bryan Penfound has searched the planet far and wide to find individuals who can carry on a conversation when he mentions that he has taught mathematics for the past 10 years. No one explains blockchain logic and Bitcoin quite the way he does. There's more to this story about friends than meets the ear.

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Be Celebrated, Not Tolerated

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

As a child who never “fit in”, Carl Meadows and did not graduate from grade 12 due to bullying. His stage was set to pioneer an unapologetic path to self-worth, humility and being true to self. He co-founded the national organization Foundation of Hope supporting LGBT+ refugees and established the annual Fall Gala charity event, which raises over fifty thousand dollars each year for Out in Schools. He is proud to call our community home.

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Discuss Dementia

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

Naomi Mison is on a purpose-driven mission to build awareness of people living with dementia, their caregivers and the daily struggles they face. Through her blog Discuss Dementia, Naomi engages, enables and empowers people affected by the disease and their support networks to collaborate with the end goal of making continual improvements to linking the legal, health care and political systems. She is a staunch advocate who is channelling her passion to shine a light on dementia.

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Get Your Sea Legs

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

A drag racer, horse jumper, pilot and competitive pistol shooter, not to mention a two-time Ironman competitor, Allan Clarke is a man who seldom sits still. One of his most wide-ranging and watery adventures began when he joined the Summerland Yacht Club. A heretofore landlubber, within 18 months he'd competed in more than 60 local and international boat races, and then sailed across the Pacific Ocean. And he did it all free. 

Tony Davis
Journalist, Self Employed in Penticton
Carl Meadows
Health Administrator, Interior Health Authority in Penticton
Allison Markin
in Penticton
Yanti Rowland
Musician/ Educator, in Naramata
Bryan Penfound
College Professor, Okanagan College in Penticton
Dynise Brisson
Gitxsan Contemporary Dance Performer in Penticton