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09 JUN

NEXT EVENT VOL 15

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! 

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring 7 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond.

Tickets available May 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. At the break, enjoy a PechaKucha-style exhibition tour and performance by exhibiting artist Jihee Min. 

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 Louis Li Photography

Communications support by Business & Office Centro

Live music and DJ presented 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.

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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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Wigmas

BY SARID LAYTON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Sarid Layton is a Business Development Manager based in Newmarket. She brings to us her experience growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and an overview of the religion and practises.

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So, What's the Big Mystery

BY RAJIE KABLI
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Rajie Kabli is a well travelled journalist and creative video producer, who currently heads the video news department at Collective Evolution Media. 

She brings us her experience with mental self-healing through the use of alternative plant medicine.

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Jennifer Pan, the Golden Child, the Murderer

BY JEREMY GRIMALDI
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Jeremy Grimaldi is a journalist and author based out of Markham. He brings us the curious case of Jennifer Pan, who plotted and hired others to murder her parents.

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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

BY GABY CAMETO
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Gaby Cameto is a life coach and advocate against domestic violence from Toronto. She seeks to encourage everyone to step outside their comfort zones, and presents her journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Lined Paper

BY CHRIS CLUFF
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Chris Cluff is an Educator and father based in Newmarket. He is questioning and challenging the traditional education system in hopes of finding improvements which will benefit our youth.

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Drugs & Discipline: How Artists Get it Done

BY AMY ARSENIO
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Amy Arsenio has a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Information Studies. She has worked as a bookstore clerk, librarian (in five library systems!), and private investigator and is the mother of two little boys and lives in Toronto. Here she brings to us the strange and unusual habits which great artists used to drive their work.

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Rethinking Ending Hunger

BY KRISTEN PRICE
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

"Dream a bit bigger because being realistic is overrated."

In Rethinking Ending Hunger  at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, World Vision Youth Ambassador Kristen Price shares her discovery of revolutionary intiatives to combat hunger whilst volunteering in Kenya. She invites you to think outside the box and rethink your approach of ending world hunger.

 

MARKHAM Blog

Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."
In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

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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.