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29 SEP

NEXT EVENT VOL 26

Join us on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre with hundreds of other engaged Edmontonians. Ticket's on sale now!

Check out the lineup!

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Quidditch - The Fictional Game Redefining Sport

BY CHRIS RADOJEWSKI
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"There's no other sport that I know that's as inclusive as quidditch. It's brought nerds to sport—nerds who have never played sports before. It's a gateway drug to sports and a healthy lifestyle."

Quidditch player and Team Canada Head Coach Chris Radojewski dispels some misconceptions about one of the world's fasting growing sports, Quidditch is indeed real—and it's growing, staking a reputation as fast and hard-hitting while paving the way for gender inclusivity in sport.

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Child Friendly in the City

BY IAN SMITH
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."

In Child Friendly in the City from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. Though this talk, he challenges us to view our spaces through youthful eyes, while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child friendly cities.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. 

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Hacking Community

BY WARREN JOHNSTON
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"The important part is getting to know people in a really informal setting, as people first. The running joke is if you want to ask somebody their business model, you have to buy them a drink."

Warren Johnston shares the underlying philosophies behind Edmonton's exploding startup community, which emphasizes inclusivity, togetherness and selflessness—and above all having fun while pursuing professional goals.

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Spend Nothing, Do Everything: Using Constraints as Momentum for Creativity

BY LAURA READ
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"When I moved to Edmonton, I had a great time exploring my new city, but after about two years a started to feel a bit stuck. So I gave myself a challenge which would get me out of my routine."

Designer Laura Read recounts the story of her month-long challenge to spend less, connect more, and explore the free and uplifting underbelly of Edmonton—offering inspiring tips on how to rethink your routine and rediscover your surroundings.

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Inhale | Exhale

BY PAMELLA HEIKEL
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"We're all probably suffering from chronic low level stress ... but we don't have a tool to bring us back to that rest and digest."

In "Inhale | Exhale" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 25, Pamella Heikel takes us on a personal journey of ups and downs as she learns how to truly breathe—and appreciate and conquer that persistent foe in all of our lives: stress.

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Board Games for Life

BY MICHAEL ROSS
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"If actual life was a board game, it would probably get pretty bad reviews nowadays."

Engineer and self-professed nerd Michael Ross talks board games—sure, they're loads of fun, but what, exactly, has caused their recent skyrocketing popularity as an inclusive, immersive, and sometimes very competitive source of community and socializing?

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Permaculture: Living Sustainably the Cuban Way

BY SONJA NORTON
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"The world would be a much better place if we had more permaculturists."

Sustainable Interior Designer Sonja Norton took three weeks to learn about permaculture from those at the forefront—Cubans. She expains how Cuba's economic history and sustainable way of life led to philosophies about food and consumption that the rest of the world could (and should) take to heart.

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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health

BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."

Everyday thousands of people struggle to achieve what they feel is their definition of normal. Quinn Ohler is a member of Mental Rescue, a group of like-minded individuals bringing light to the shadows of mental health, by promoting physical and mental well-being. 

 

EDMONTON Blog

Child Friendly in the City

In Child Friendly in the City from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. Though this talk, he challenges us to view our spaces through youthful eyes, while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child friendly cities.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Christine Causing

    Christine is the Coordinator for the NextGen Initiative.

  • Ryan Stephens

    Born and raised in Edmonton, Ryan spends his time absorbed in the stories and motions of the city as NextGen’s Pecha Kucha Nights Co-Chair, a freelance writer, and as Communications Coordinator for the Edmonton Heritage Council. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology from the University of Alberta, where he grew fond of writing about Edmonton’s past and future for the University’s newspaper The Gateway. Ryan continues to write for local publications and spends his spare time fuelling his obsessions with writing, film and local heritage—all that accompanied by a hip-hop soundtrack.