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Past Penticton Event: VOL 13

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VOL 13

September 27, 2018
@ Cannery Brewing
Now the smoke has cleared, we could all use some fresh perspectives on our little town. For our 13th edition, join us for a breath of fresh air from some of the most exciting voices in our community:
 
Aaron McRann
Bill Everden
Bryn White
Carl Meadows
Crystal Henrickson
Eric Corneau
Jim Kocsis
Maggie Van Emmerik
Matt Hopkins
Penticton RCMP Superintendent Ted De Jager
Peter Byrnes
 

 

Japanese for “chit-chat,” Pecha Kucha originated in Tokyo in 2003 and has 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. 

Tunes courtesy of DJ Gwin.

 

Event Details: 

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.

Tickets: $15 available at Cannery Brewing, Cowork Penticton (129 Nanaimo Ave W) and online at peatix.com. 

For more information please visit: http://ptix.at/MDyQXt

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Vital Signs of Community

BY AARON MCRANN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Aaron McRann is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, a local charity that is working to make all the communities in our region healthier, happier and more vibrant. One of the Foundation’s programs is the bi-annual Vital Signs Report.  

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Birth, Death and Everything In Between

BY BILL EVERDEN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Bill Everden has worked in the funeral business for nearly 50 years. Here he muses on birth, death, and the joy of everything in between.
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Out in Schools

BY CARL MEADOWS
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Hospital administrator Carl Meadows proudly reaches Out to the community with a vision to make the world a better place one small way at a time. As co-founder of the national organization Rainbow Foundation of Hope and the annual charity Fall Gala, he raises over fifty thousand dollars every year for the Out in Schools campaign. He lives in Penticton, British Columbia with his husband Les, and their dog Ted, and his Pecha Kucha talks are always colourful.

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Building a Life Without Regret

BY CRYSTAL HENRICKSON
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Crystal Henrickson is a certified career and leadership coach who moved from an 800 square foot apartment in downtown Vancouver to an acre in Penticton to turn more of her work + life dream into reality. 

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From Iqualuit to Okanagan College

BY ERIC CORNEAU
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Eric Corneau has worked in education for over a decade in a variety of leadership roles. Here he shares his experience after moving with his family from Iqaluit, Nunavut to Penticton, British Columbia to join Okanagan College as the regional dean for the South Okanagan Similkameen. Eric is passionate about creating opportunities to connect and deliver progressive, relevant and inspiring post-secondary education programs, and he is excited to work with the community both on- and off-campus to help students succeed in their learning journey.

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Building Tennis Community

BY JIM KOCSIS
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Jim Kocsis is a certified tennis coach/instructor through Tennis Canada and was  recently crowned as a champion of tennis in the Penticton region for his work on the Building Tennis Community initiative to grow the sport in partnership with the local school district.

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Welcome to Unity House

BY MAGGIE VAN EMMERIK
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Maggie Van Emmerik works for the Canadian Mental Health Association as the coordinator of Unity House clubhouse. She has worked in mental health outreach and a variety of other supportive roles for over twenty years and is continually inspired by the creativity and resiliency of the individuals she meets in her professional life. This presentation was created in collaboration with Unity Clubhouse members and CMHA volunteers.

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People Not Cars

BY MATT HOPKINS
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Matt Hopkins was reintroduced to his love of cycling in 2011 when his wife gave him an old bike that had been left behind in her family’s orchard. It was this bike, combined with Vancouver’s investments in bike infrastructure, that changed the way he got around. As a board member of the Penticton & Area Cycling Association, he's on a mission to shift the focus of city planning to people, not cars.
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Is the Future Going to Pot?

BY PETER BYRNES
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Businessman Peter Byrnes muses on the changing face of industry and tourism in Penticton, British Columbia. First orchards and tree fruit gave way to vineyards and wine grapes; now as cannabis is legalized in Canada, will the local economy go to pot? Let's explore the business of legalization and its potential impact on a small tourism-driven community.

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Rethinking Community Policing

BY SUPERINTENDENT TED DE JAGER
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Local RCMP Superintendent Ted De Jager shares his people-focused vision for the regionalization and modernization of policing services in the South Okanagan.
Carl Meadows
Health Administrator, Interior Health Authority in Penticton
Maggie Van Emmerik
Clubhouse Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association in Penticton
Eric Corneau
Regional Dean South Okanagan Similkameen, Okanagan College in Penticton
Jim Kocsis
Retired Educator, School District #67 (Okanagan-Skaha) in Penticton
Bill Everden
in Penticton
Peter Byrnes
Real Estate Professional in Penticton
Crystal Henrickson
Certified Leadership + Career Coach, Talent Collective in Penticton
Bryn White
in Penticton
Aaron McRann
Executive Director, Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen in Penticton
Matt Hopkins
Board Member, Penticton & Area Cycling Association in Penticton
Superintendent Ted De Jager
Detachment Commander, RCMP - Penticton, South Okanagan, Similkameen Regional Detachment in Penticton