Past New Westminster Event: VOL 19

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VOL 19

June 01, 2018
@ Columbia Theatre

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We're super excited to host Pecha Kucha New West Volume 19, Friday June 1, 2018, at the beautifully restored Columbia Theatre in downtown New Westminster.   The speakers themselves always create a unique experience everytime.  But in this new venue, with its cabaret-style showroom with individual tables, be prepared to experience the Pecha Kucha we know and love in a new way.

Started in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm, PechaKucha Night began as a fun and unique night of local culture and entertainment. Ten presenters from a range of fields share their interesting projects, inspirations and passions. Presenters get 20 images x 20 seconds each, making for a 6 minute and 40 second shot of ideas and inspiration.

Join us for drinks starting at 7:00 pm - beer from Steel and Oak will be on hand. At 8:00 the fun starts with our ten PechaKucha talks and a short intermission mid-way.

Prepare to be engaged, entertained and inspired.  As always, it's predictably GOOD FUN.

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Batman ate my Son

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In her presentation, Naomi takes a brief look at the impact the changes in the way men are represented in media has affected boys and young men.


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Good Grief

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Grief is devastating, confusing and ever-changing. But is it all bad? In her presentation, Vanessa explores the concept of 'good grief', and how it can help build strong, compassionate communities.

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My Life in Front of the Camera and on the Sidelines

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In his talk, Farhan highlights some tidbits on how he got into broadcasting, along with some of the places its taken him and the people he'd had the privilege of meeting and working with. He goes on to explain that not wanting to just be the person talking to others about their lives in sports, he also has his own, as a football coach for the past 30 years, the past 15 as the head coach at New Westminster Secondary. Some stories about how the program went from an idea into provincial champions, on and off the field

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Words to Live by

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In his talk, our presenter Jay explains how connecting with other people can happen in creative ways.

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Negotiating Inclusion

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Gurveen Dhaliwal travels back in time to illustrate how community, belonging, inclusion and all the messy stuff in between, barriers, loneliness and displacement has transformed in Queensborough’s social, political and economic landscapes (or has it?). She ends with optimism calling for New West to move towards becoming a resilient city. 

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It Isn’t What You Do With It, Ink That Slides What Counts

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Not many people give a lot of thought to their pens, even though most of us use them every day.  But a really great pen can bring true joy. The weight, the balance, the smoothness. It may be hard to believe, but Julian Legere is on a mission to make everyone a believer in the power of good pens. 

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The Elevator Pitch

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

With references to her own journey through the arts, community development and university entrepreneurship, Janice illustrates how the "elevator pitch" can be an effective tool for a variety of uses - no matter what one’s role – for all activities including community-building.

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Creativity Builds Community

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Local musician Eddie Lam shares highlights of his involvement in playing outside-the-box gigs and musical projects building communities and appreciation for independent artists. 

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Raising Awareness of Colour Blindness

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Did you know that approximately 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females are colour vision deficient, or more commonly referred to as 'colour blind'. In her talk, Jen Kuba expands on how from cooking and enjoying food, to watching sports, to board games, colour plays a significant role in our lives. How it's important to consider those who see colours differently when designing business processes, charts and maps and educational projects.


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Plants, Dyes and Other Teachings

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Born the same year her family business Maiwa was started, a solid foundation built on the creative arts, travel, design and community helped shape Sophena Kwon into the person she is today. In her talk, she shares how her world shifted with loss, grief and trauma and she offers an intimate view into her experiences, with the hopes that her insight can be helpful to others in times of hopelessness. 

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Building a community brick by brick

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Melinda and Neal Michael take a whimsical look back on 20 things they learned about their community and themselves as co-founders of PK New West. 

Neal & Melinda Michael
in New Westminster
Vanessa Woznow
Communications and Marketing Strategist, United Way of the Lower Mainland in New Westminster
Eddie Lam
Musician, Cry of Silence and Rockaoke Live in New Westminster
Jay Schreiber
Account Manager , Steel & Oak Brewing Co. in New Westminster
Sophena Kwon
Dyer, designer & maker, Maiwa in Vancouver
Gurveen Dhaliwal
Constituency Assistant, MLA Katrina Chen in New Westminster
Jen Kuba
Marketing Professional in New Westminster
Naomi Perks
Communications in New Westminster
Farhan Lalji
Football Coach and Sports Reporter, Hyack Football and Sportscentre in New Westminster
Julian Legere
Placemaking Initiatives, Massey Theatre in New Westminster
Janice OBriain
Director, SFU Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection in New Westminster