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24 FEB

NEXT EVENT VOL 14

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 8 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond.

Tickets available February 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

Chee Organic Bakery 

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, Improv 144 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.

APPLAUD THIS!
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Rethinking Ending Hunger

BY KRISTEN PRICE
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

High School student Kristen Price is a World Vision Youth Ambassador through a local youth council who recently visited Kenya to witness incredible initiatives that combat hunger.  She invites you to rethink how humanitarian aid is provided to communities to end hunger. 

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The Art of Cycling

BY VERONICA ABRENICA
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

"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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Finding Fulfillment

BY RAHIN VIRANI
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Rahin Virani is a storyteller at heart, a self-improvement fanatic and a sucker for great conversation. He describes his journey to finding fulfillment and shares a few things that helped him along the way.

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How to Have More Interesting Conversations

BY LANA CHIRCOP
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Lana Chircop is an artist, designer, musician, game developer and self-made thousandaire. She works as a designer at TD Bank by day and fights crime by night. She is updating the world to a new version with better graphics, more automation and less bugs. She shares some tips on how to elevate small talk to big talk.

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20 things I've learnt in 50 years

BY WILL GOURLEY
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Will Gourley is a lifelong learner from life's two best teachers fondly known as failure and success. His talk is a quasi humourous reflection, and a look forward on life at mile marker 50

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From Self-Care to Community Care: Unconventional Support Structures

BY BELINDA KWAN
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Belinda Kwan is an emerging art historian & writer who is completing her graduate studies. Her research focuses on politically-engaged art, especially in terms of their contribution to anti-oppression movements. Using personal anecdotes, she explores forms of interdependency and care that exist outside of organizational/institutional frameworks.

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Why I Wander

BY CHERYL REGO
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Cheryl Rego loves to see the world, from Bancroft to Bangkok and everything in between. She talks about how and why her wanderlust emerged.

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The Stranger: Love, Death, and the Mystery of the Leonard Cohen Tape

BY AMY ARSENIO
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

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. She shares a story of how the suicide of an ex-boyfriend caused her to realize that she had misunderstood him and knew nothing of his life and his struggles.

 

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

  • Ange Friesen

    At heart: a wonderer. I believe in love, books, dreams, and so on. I write things, but not enough of them, so now I'm trying to notice.

  • 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.