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05 NOV


Predictably GOOD FUN.

Started in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm, PechaKucha Night began as a fun and unique night of local culture and entertainment. Ten 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 starting at 7:00 pm in the food hall and enjoy local craft beer, wine and relaxed sounds from DJ Mutes Ito. River Market vendors Longtail Kitchen and Re-Up BBQ will be open late to serve you before the show starts if you're looking for some snacks.

At 8:00 the fun starts with our ten PechaKucha talks and a short intermission mid-way.

Prepare to be engaged, entertained and inspired.

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Gender Politics

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 


My Journey with Autism

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Marianne Hunter collaborated with Callyn Dorval on a series of illustrations and social media posts to let us into her world and to see things through the lens of autism. She takes us through her journey and challenges and how she has come to realize that different is ok and good. 


Getting Over a Fear of Failure

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Rnold Smith takes us through his life of attacking fear head on and building the life of his dreams.


Active Fiction: When Fiction Meets the Urban Core

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jaspal Marwah talks about his love for the urban fabric of the city and how, with the help of some friends and authors, he's helped create a real life "Choose your own adventure" through some of Vancouver's neighbourhoods. 


All I Need to Know I learned in a Community Newsroom

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Cayley Dobie takes us through the important life and other lessons she's gleaned while cutting her teeth in community newsrooms. 


Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Don't spend the night in that hotel!"

In Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Stephen O'Shea takes us coast to coast and back again and tells us all the ins and outs of being a touring rock band. Think you have what it takes to take your rock band on a tour across Canada? 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 5th, 2016. 


Media Literacy in the Digital Age

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?"

In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media. 


Product Design A to Z

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2013

"Designing is the art of using forethought. If you make it up on the spot, that's not design, that's Jazz.'"

In Product Design A to Z from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 4, Lead Product Designer at lighting manufacturer, Fluxworks Illumination, Daniel Fortin walks us through the process of taking an idea, LED design in this case, through its myriad stages of development before it hits production and tells us why we need to pay closer attention to the products we surround ourselves. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 16th, 2016. 



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.

  • 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.