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29 SEP

NEXT EVENT VOL 16

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions.

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. The event is the official launch to Culture Days in Markham and a celebration for Markham Reads

Culture Days is a non-profit organization that raises the awareness, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. 

Markham Reads is an annual celebration that gets everyone in Markham reading (and discussing!) the same book. Pick up your copy (announced September 1st) and join us for some amazing workshops and events throughout October. 

Tickets available Sept. 1 at www.pkmarkham.eventbrite.com and will sell out fast!

Admission is Pay What You Want so please give generously. $1 from each attendee's donation is contributed towards the Global PechaKucha Night fund to support the over 900 cities holding these events around the world. 

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling!

Refreshments provided by:

Smash Kitchen and Bar

Mr. Black Coffee, Your Coffee Butler

The Cupcake Line

Contributing Sponsors:

Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong

Treefrog 

 

Supporting Sponsors:

Bansal & Giga - Chartered Professional Accountants

 

Community Partners: 

Design by mad Studios

Photography by JiaJia Kong Photography

Communications support by Business & Office Centro

Live music and DJ by Creativity through Arts youth council.

Speaker Boxing presented by Speakerbox and York Region Arts Council

 

 

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Featured Presentation

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Diane Huang

Student, Unionville HS in Markham

Pursuing Happiness

PRESENTED ON FEB 06, 2015
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 6

Diane Huang talks about how academics and formal education is not everything in life. To be happy, we must be brave and  pursue our passions.

APPLAUD THIS!
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Loqui

BY RAAFIA JESSA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Lowki (pronounced Loqui), a ficticious language she created that takes inspiration from the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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Lady Cannibal (Or It's Not Too Late for Rock and Roll)

BY MEGAN GARZA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Rock bands are typically thought of as a young person's game. Megan Garza talks about what she learned after joining a band for the first time in her 30's.

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Challenging a Confirmation Bias

BY LUCAS CHANG
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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In a Matter of Time

BY LOUIS LI
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"Some people see the world as numbers, other as money, but I see it as opportunity." 

In In a Matter of Time from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol.15, Photographer Louis Li talks about how his 3 hours changed his life as he shares the value of time in his own definition and perspective. He shares about his journey through the transformations he went through from an introvert to an outgoing confident individual by telling us what he attained in exchange of his time and how to make our time rewarding. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2017. 

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5 Things We Want our 40 Year-Old Selves to Know

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“You are not going to be applauding yourself for living a stable and steady life. Instead you are going to remember going outside of your comfort zone and doing crazy things!”

Julia Sun and Tania Kwan, graduating high school students, have 5 life lessons to share with their 40 year old selves despite their young age to remind us about the important things that we often seem to forget about.

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How and Why I Work for Myself: The Highs, The Lows, and The Ugly

BY NICOLE W CLARK
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Nicole Wong Clark, a cake top maker, is passionate about using her tiny hands to make and create things that touch people’s lives, shine at their events, and makes people’s days. She shares insights on what it is like to work for herself and what it took for her to be in love with her job. 

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How to Figure Out What to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life

BY ANGE FRIESEN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“Follow the energy and it will lead you to somewhere big.”

Writer and Brand Strategist, Ange Friesen, talks about her typical and not-so-typical choices that she made which eventually led her to create a career for a wild, precious, purposeful, and practical life.

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Empowering Our Youth

BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.

She seeks to bring attention to community involvement, volunteering, and teaching the youth these same things to create a better future.

 

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In a Matter of Time


 
"Some people see the world as numbers, other as money, but I see it as opportunity." 
In 
In a Matter of Time from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol.15, Photographer Louis Li talks about how his 3 hours changed his life as he shares the value of time in his own definition and perspective. He shares about his journey through the transformations he went through from an introvert to an outgoing confident individual by telling us what he attained in exchange of his time and how to make our time rewarding. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Cheryl Rego

    Cheryl Rego is curious about the world and how we all see it. She can't sit still for long. She loves art, media and to travel. By doing a PK she is stepping out of her comfort zone. She also loves food; to eat, not to cook it herself. And dogs.