Next Event

27 FEB


Starting Monday, February 15th, 2016: Purchase your tickets HERE!

We're hitting a milestone of 10 events - it's small, but we're proud - and to celebrate we're bringing back 10 of the almost 90 presenters we've had thus far. Join us on Saturday February 27th at River Market for what will surely be an event to remember. 

Started in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm, PechaKucha Night began as a fun and unique night of local culture and entertainment. 10 presenters from a range of fields share their interesting projects, inspirations and passions. There's only one catch - presenters get 20 images, 20 seconds each, making for a 6 minute and 40 second shot of ideas and inspiration.

Join us for drinks at 6:30 pm in the food hall and enjoy local craft beer from our friends at Steel & Oak, wine from Pacific Breeze and relaxed sounds from DJ Jordan Whittaker. River Market vendors, Longtail Kitchen and Re-Up BBQ will be open late to serve you before the show starts.

At about 7:30 the fun starts with our ten PechaKucha talks with a short intermission mid-way. Prepare to be engaged, entertained and inspired. 

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Cities in a Sea of Green

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 20, 2015

Gordon Price discusses the challenges and managing growth in the Metro Vancouver region - one whose natural constrainsts include the Coast Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Fraser River. Price also discusses the responsibilities and opportunities our generation has to put sustainable growth at the forefront of development in the region. 


Technology to what end?

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2013

Tylor and Todd take us through a brief history of the view of technology before questioning its value in our lives. The pair discuss how truly good technology enhances our human experience and makes our lives better. 


Personality Type

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

A light-hearted look at the human element and relationship to typography. Robert Brickell asks, "What typeface are you?"

"Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2015.


Creating a Community Center

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Landsacpe architect Bruce Hemstock describes the process of building Westminster Pier Park, a task that entailed rejuvinating the architecture and reinstating natural landmarks. The park now serves as a social gathering place where people can enjoy time with family and friends while appreciating the natural beauty around them.


First Nations Peoples Along the Fraser River

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Catherine Oullet-Martin follows the path of the Fraser River and describes the lifestyles of the people who live there. Many peoples' lives have been negatively impacted by the changes in technology that society takes for granted. 


Cultivating City Identity

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Nicolas D Robitaille speaks on an architectural project he developed while in school as a means to reinvigorate the New Westminster downtown parkade and cultivate a strong identity for the city. He discusses the challenges currently plaguing the area, and shows off his impressive propostion that features the incorporation of new parks, gathering spots, and dining. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 17, 2014.


Canada's Pastime: Road Hockey

@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

Mario Bartel speaks about his life-long relationship with road hockey. His unofficial local league, made up of various members of the community, plays from October to May, in any weather. He shares how, over the years, various traditions have sprung up around the games, and as a sports reporter, Bartel has covered them all. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 11, 2013.


The Small Business Symbiosis

@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

Lindsay Ferguson tells us about her experience as a small business owner, working with local farmers, utilizing sustainable initiatives within her community, and banding together with other businesses to form mutually beneficial relationships. 



Four more sleeps!

In just four more sleeps we'll be back with Volume 7 at our favourite hub for food, culture & entertainment River Market. Be sure to join us this Friday December 5th from 6:30 pm onwards with presentations getting started at 8:00 pm. 
We've got one of our most diverse lineups yet and are excited to have some new faces from Vancouver added to the mix alongside some fantastic locals from the the neighbourhood. 
If you haven't picked up your ticket be sure not to delay. There are still tickets available, but that could change quick. Check out our ticketing site to get your hands on a ticket. 
Hope to see you Friday!

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About the City's Organizers

  • PechaKucha New West Organizing Committee

    PechaKucha New West was started by Melinda & Neal Michael, but is now organized by a committee of passionate and engaged residents including; Jen Arbo, Erin Jeffery & Stephen O'Shea of the New West Arts Council.

  • Erin Jeffery

    Erin is a talker. An actor by training and a communicator by trade, she has a bit of a thing for language. And she talks. A lot. To just about anyone who will listen. And even those who don't. She is the Special Events Manager at the River Market...the perfect job as it allows her to tell everyone how great New Westminster and the River Market are. When not marketing it up, Erin can be found wrangling her four year old superhero and her incredibly tall husband, playing football, psyching herself up to return to acting, making things, writing for yoyomama.ca, SheBlogs and BLUNTmoms and cooking...most probably with cheese.

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