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Veronica Abrenica

Art Facilitator, I.AM (Intergenerational Arts Movement) in Markham

The Art of Cycling

PRESENTED ON NOV 25, 2016
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 13

"I had to do it for myself to grow within..."

In The Art of Cycling at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, Veronica Abrenica shares her journey of cycling across the United States and how it has influenced her life for the better, one mile at a time. 

Veronica is a cycling enthusiast who believes in the power of cycling to bring clarity, balance and empowerment into one's life. She has cycled across the US with "Bike and Build" and all around Ireland with "Cycle Against Suicide". Her talk is a call to action to pursue something meaningful and challenging, to break routine and wake up your senses.

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BY JOSH TERRONEZ
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BY MOIN KHAN
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