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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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A Brief History of Roy H. Singh

BY ROHAN SINGH
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

After his father's sudden death in September 2016, Rohan Singh has been seaching for some catharsis. He believes this 6:40min glimpse of the man that played a larger than life role in his world would help get him there.

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Home Exchanges: Birth of the Sharing Economy

BY RICH PATTERSON
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

What if you could travel for free or significantly reduced cost and deepen your connections with your destination, yourself, and your family?  With his presentation, Rich Patterson explains how home exchanging allows this.

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All About Sheep

BY REENA MEIJER DREES
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Reena Meijer Drees takes us on a whirlwind tour of these fascinating wool-bearing creatures: where they come from, the huge variety of breeds, and some little-known facts about your woolen clothing!

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Passion

BY HILLARY KEEGAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

In her talk, Hillary Keegan talks about finding passion in life. Patience. Strength. Determination. Live. Breath. Inspire.   

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PARK(ing) Space

BY ERIKA MASHIG
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

In her talk, Erika Mashig explains how the original “parklet” stood in place in a parking stall in San Fransisco for two hours – the maximum term of the lease offered on the meter. When the meter expired, the sod, bench and tree were taken away and the space resumed as a parking stall. She goes on to explain how this grass roots initiative has caught on, and evolved into what is known as a “parklet”- the transformation of parking spaces on the street into places for people to sit, relax, and enjoy the city. 

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Yards: Framing 20th Century Homes

BY CHRISTA MACARTHUR
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Business in the front, party in the back! Christa MacArthur describes how street life and neighbourhood character reflect cultural transformations of the 20th century.

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My Mother, My Camera & Me

BY ANDRES MARKWART
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Andres Markwart shares how rediscovering his love for photography, became a reintroducing to a mother he thought lost, and the bond they both shared in the art form. 

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Empathy in Innovation

BY TOM CIPRIAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.

He says that applying empathy to innovation means we're hearing the voice of the customer so that our decisions and actions can serve a bigger purpose.

 

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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, Wes Kinna, & Stephen O'Shea.

  • Jen Arbo

    I like socks that fit snugly and strong tea. I like proposal writing and project managing. My chickens are awesome.

  • Stephen O'Shea

    Stephen Carl O'Shea is a dedicated and passionate arts advocate. Growing up in Abbotsford, BC, he is the founding member and bass player of international touring New Wave band You Say Party. He was the Artistic Director of Jam in Jubilee Music Festival for 3 years and sat on the Board of Directors of the Devon Clifford Music Foundation before moving to New Westminster in the fall of 2013. He is currently the Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster.

  • Erin Jeffery

    An actor by training and a communicator by trade, Erin has a thing for language. She is the Communications Manager for Uptown New Westminster BA as well as providing marketing and communications assistance for other fabulous clients like the Vancouver Circus School and Tenth to the Fraser. She first developed her passion for New Westminster and its environs as the Account Manager at Hangar 18 Creative group in charge of the visual identity redesign of River Market. She is the Vice President of the Board of the Arts Council of New Westminster where she uses her 'jazz hands' to get people as excited about the arts as she is. She is involved in the Ecole Qayqayt community school PAC, plays flag football and has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Concentration Acting from the University of British Columbia. She is a New West resident who is proud of her city, passionate about the arts, and a bit too obsessed with cheese.