Next Event

15 MAR


Penticton, BC, Thursday March 15/2018 at 6 p.m. Cannery Brewing

For our 11th edition, we bring a grab bag of speakers from all areas of our little town, from first nations dancers to wine bloggers to math magicians. Each one gets 20 slides timed for 20 seconds to tell their story.

Japanese for “chit-chat,” Pecha Kucha originated in Tokyo in 2003 and since grown into an international speaker series based on a simple format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Presenters get 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share their story in a slide-show format.
Held four times a year in Penticton, the popular not-for-profit series brings together a diverse of range of Okanagan thinkers and doers in the arts, business, design, architecture, mental health, entrepreneurship, biology, journalism and many other fields.
Local music aficionado and award-winning podcaster Tenacious T will be in house for your listening pleasure.
Event Details:
Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Location: Cannery Brewing, 198 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm. First presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be an intermission.
Come early to get a seat. Parking is limited but free.
Tickets: $10 available at Cannery Brewing, Cowork Penticton (129 Nanaimo Ave W) and  http://pkpvol11.peatix.com. (All proceeds to Pechakucha.org and Pechakucha Penticton)
For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaPenticton/


New Faces, New Ideas!

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

Tracing her own journey, first to Canada from Pakistan and then from Toronto to Penticton, Tahira Saeed illustrates and parallels some of the general challenges of moving to a new community with some of her own. She ends her presentation by expalining her own work and the work of SOICS (the South Okanagan Immigrationa and Community Services), and the value and vibrancy new immigrants bring to our community. 


DIY Cheese Burger

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

From the bun to the cheese to the veggies to the meat, Chris talks about his upcoming epic project of his DIY Cheese Burger. He will harvest salt from the ocean and cultivate yeast from the air to create his buns. Raise and milk cows to make his own cheese. Grow his own veggies and make his on condiments. Finally raise another cow for the meat. It will be one epic cheese burger.


DIY Reconciliation

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Lawyer Alex Kruize speaks about indigenous rights on opposite sides of the world , New Zeland and Canada, and shares his observations on the similiarities and differences as well as offers advice as to what we can all do to help facilitate reconciliation.


Cruiser Control

@ 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.


The World Aint So Bad, Guys

@ 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.


Getting to the Root of Permaculture

@ 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.


A Voice for the Horses

@ 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.


Okanagan Grasslands Ecology and Romance

@ 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. 



City Focus: Penticton


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

    In the summers Isaac treads the backcountry of the Okanagan in BC Parks. His job as a park ranger is to balance recreational activities and conservation needs. Ensure a harmony between humans and nature, so you can leave the city behind and destress in the world of forests, grasslands, and wetlands. When he is not roaming the wilderness, Isaac keeps busy as one of the organizers of Peach Gravy Theatre Cooperative. A theatre group practicing, performing, and teaching improv theatre.