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Remembering Forward: talking to children about death
Heather H has a keen (and strange) interest in how to best support children come to learn and process news of a sudden death. In her presentation, she talks about how amazed she is by how wise children are and humbled by their capacity to teach adults, particularly if we create space and safety for them to do so.
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.
Family World-Schooling Adventures
BY ED GILLIS & JOCELYN LAND-MURPHY
@ VOL 15
ON JUN 03, 2017
Ed Gillis and Jocelyn Land-Murphy have spent much of their first nine years as parents adventuring in the wild with their sons Heron and Sitka - including hiking 3,000 km through Europe and Patagonia, and cycling 6,000 km through Oceania. In this presentation, they share what led them to world-schooling, what life on the road with kids looks and feels like, and what they have learned along the way.
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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About the City's Organizers
PechaKucha New West was started by Melinda & Neal Michael, but is now organized by a committee of passionate and engaged residents including; Melinda & Neal, Jen Arbo, Martin Lowe, Erin Jeffery, Wes Kinna & Stephen O'Shea.
I like socks that fit snugly and strong tea. I like proposal writing and project managing. My chickens are awesome.
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.
As the Director of Digital for the “world-famous” Carter Hales Design Lab, Martin spends his day corralling designers and keeping numerous clients on cloud 9 as they experience the excitement and motivating power of brand design. When he’s not keeping Carter Hales in order, Martin helps his wife chase after their son. Many a day are spent at the playground, playing board games, and reading stories. On top of that, he acts as the studio manager at The Stage and is the chair of the New West PechaKucha Society.
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.