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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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Oh for Ducks Sakes!

BY JAN LITTLE
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

We explore the life of Rita Bumby , a duck, and their adventure on the farm. Jan Little talks about her inseparable relationship with Rita Bumby and how they, not only showed up everywhere in life, but also through her art.

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557 and Beyond!

BY VAELEI WALKDEN-BROWN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

From Edmonton to Australia and back again Vaelei Walkden-Brown speaks about starting the 557 gallery and her impetus for founding Pecha Kucha Penticton. In part catalyzed by her study in interior architecture, Vaelei explores the interconnection between community building and visual and physical spaces, featuring her past projects and current artistic endeavors, as well as some of the key community players that have helped her along the way.

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Serendipity Brings Us Home

BY PATT DYCK
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

Owner and founder, Patt Dyck narrates the genesis of Cannery Brewing and her time in the Okanagan. From a family business to their new larger space. Patt's passion about not only bringing amazing craft beer to the valley, also underpins the power of their new tap room to be a community hub. Their larger plans involve collaborating with neighbouring businesses to revitalize Ellis street and continue hosting events - like Pecha Kucha! Thanks Patt! 

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With Whimsy and Grace

BY DANNY WALTON
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

With whimsy and grace, Danny Walton weaves us through his artist philosophy as mystically as the art it produces. Featuring local and personal photography, Danny invites us to enjoy the wonder and inspiration creativity can bring to conventional photography, as well as the potential of what straying from the conventional can produce.

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Overcoming Anorexia

BY RYLEE MCKINLAY
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

Rylee McKinlay boldly steps out of the shadows to take the audience on a vivid and raw journey through her ongoing battle with mental health. Initially struggling to access support in the Kootenays, Rylee and her family relocated to find the help they needed for anorexia in the Okanagan. Since recovering Rylee shares her ongoing work to battle anorexia, as well as dismantle stigma and empower others to do the same.

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Life Tangents

BY NICHOLAS VINCENT
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

For Nick Vincent building community begins and ends with family. Through his personal story of growing his own family and personal life, Nick knits together the ways that he's brought the same values to a wider group from Australia, via the UK to Penticton. From elaborate theme parties, artists spaces to a Coworking space, Nick's passion for community shines through everything that he does.