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21 SEP

NEXT EVENT VOL 9

As the inaugural event of the first Arts Rising Festival, Pecha Kucha Penticton is taking the opportunity to ask local artists, arts groups and art appreciators to share their vision for the arts. 

We want to know:

  • What do you need to succeed in the arts in Penticton? As an artist, an arts group or an art appreciator...
  • What stands in the way of your success in the arts in Penticton?
  • What is the one thing you would like to see change in the arts community to help you succeed in the arts?
  • What would you like to see included in a community arts plan?

If your an artist, love the arts or want to find ways to support the arts, come listen to the voices of artists and art lovers in your community on September 21st!

Speakers are:

We are excited to announce our speaker line up for Vol 9. Arts Matter: Vision for the arts in Penticton!
 
1. Eric Hanston - Many Hats
2. Ann Doyon - Theytus Books
3. Paul Crawford - Penticton Art Gallery
4. Prema Harris - Tumbleweed Gallery
5. Jane Shaak - Shatford Centre
6. Tim Tweed - Penticton Arts Council
7. Jan Little and Jenny Long - Little Long Gallery
8. Kindrie Grove and Renee Mattheson - Martin St Gallery
9. Julie Mai - Artist
10. Katie Bennan - Central Okanagan Arts Council
11. Carl Keys - Artist
12. Robin Robertson
 
We look forward to hearing their insights and vision for the arts.
VIEW EVENT
 
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Cruiser Control

BY TONY DAVIS
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Tony Davis volunteered with the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras, a non-profit conservations organization, trying to preserve and reduce the destruction of its surrounding and still vibrant reef system. One of his jobs with the organization was working with snorkelers visiting on cruise ships to the island, and trying to educate them about reef-safe snorkeling techniques that would both preserve reef health and prevent personal injury.

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The World Aint So Bad, Guys

BY DALE BOYD
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Being a writer for the 'Arts & Entertainment' and 'Court & Crime' sections can be a conflicting job for Dale Boyd. Dale shares his experience as a newspaper reporter, reflects on current events, and reminds us that negative stories can breed positive change.

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Getting to the Root of Permaculture

BY RICK HATCH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Cherry Tree Permaculture owner, Rick Hatch, discusses the meaning & origin of permaculture, and various permaculture techniques. While showing examples and sharing his own farm practices, Rick explains how ethical design can meet our needs while improving the environment around us.

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A Voice for the Horses

BY THERESA NOLET
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a herd of starving, stray horses came to her door, Theresa Nolet wasn't expecting to become an advocate. What started as simply feeding the horses, lead her to search for answers.  When she learned that the horses were destined to be auctioned off and slaughtered, Theresa became the voice for the horses, starting a horse rescue called OATS: One At A Time Success.

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Okanagan Grasslands Ecology and Romance

BY DON GAYTON
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Don Gayton presents the prairies and grasslands around the Penticton area. He explains the imo¥portance these grasslands have, ecologically and psychologically. 

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Okanagan Nation Alliance: Salmon Savers

BY CHAD FULLER
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Chad Fuller of the Okanagan Nation Alliance presents a restoration campaign to restore the habitat of the native salmon population of the Okanagan valley. The organization's efforts greatly saved the local salmon. 

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D.I.Y.

BY SID VEREECKEN
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Throughout his life, Sid Vereecken was told he needed to shape up or he will be left behind. He was also told if he wanted to reach a goal, he needed to work hard for it. This is his story. 

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Conservation for Bats

BY TANYA LUSZCZ
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Tanya Luszcz makes a case for bats, an animal group which many people find repulsive. She talks about bat facts, from their diet to reproductive habits and the current threats they face. Let's learn about bats!

 

PENTICTON Blog

Oh for Duck's Sake!


 
"We discovered a lone egg had hatched...but it was not a chicken..."
In 
Oh for Duck's Sake! from PechaKucha Night Penticton Vol. 7Jan Little shares the life of Rita Bumby, a duck, and their adventures on her farm. Jan talks about their inseparable relationship and how Rita not only showed up everywhere in her life, but also in her paintings.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Tony Davis

    Tony is a freelance journalist who writes for Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business and other magazines, not including Play Boy. He has investigated a murder in Costa Rica, dived to the bottom of the Caribbean in a home-made submarine, and, perhaps most dangerously, used to drive a Russian made Lada.

  • Skyler Punnett

    Skyler Punnett has worked as an illustrator, designer and art director since 2010. He has created art for film, animation and mobile as well as craft beer, wine and independent distilleries. After 10 years in Vancouver, he relocated to Penticton to be closer to his roots and contribute to the community and culture of a smaller town.

  • Isaac Gilbert

    The profile picture says it all.