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14 JUL

NEXT EVENT VOL 4

Come and celebrate Prince George's centennial anniversary with us at PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 in Prince George. This free event features a dozen storytellers, each with their own unique 20x20 story. The theme "Prince George 100: Past , Present, Future" will showcase the influence that this city has had on our individual and collective identities. It will also provide a forum for storytellers to share their vision of what Prince George was, is, and will be in the future.

Join us for this rapid-fire presentation night that showcases a dozen speakers, each presenting in under seven minutes, leaving us plenty of time to eat, drink, socialize, and get to know the storytellers in our community.

The event is free and no tickets are issued - first come, first seated. 

We are grateful to the City of Prince George's 100th Anniversary Committee and EnhancePG for their financial support of this event. Ongoing support in provided by Community Futures Fraser Fort George

Storyteller lineup includes:
Rob Budde
Andrew Kurjata
Michel Bouchard
Dennis Fudge
Jean Chisholm
Greg Jonuk
Sarah Holland
...and more to come!

If you are interested in becoming a storyteller for this event, please contact pechakuchapg@gmail.com

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Building the Soil: Growing Food Without Chemicals

BY MELANIE WATTS
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Melanie Watts is a master gardener, author and blogger and has been growing food organically for her family for 25 years. She has learned that by paying attention to nature, she can create a sustainable fertile soil that in turn feeds the plants.

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Wild Foraging in Northern Forests

BY STEPH ST. LAURENT
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Steph St. Laurent's formative years were spent in the deep woods, learning the sights and sounds of life in the great outdoors. Despite his busy city life as a filmmaker, he still spends as much time in our northern forests as he can. Steph offers some insight into which plants and berries to seek out. Foraging is, and will always be close to his heart.

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6 On, 6 Off: Let's Have Cake!

BY SUSAN MAILLOT
IN PRINCE GEORGE

Susan Maillot compares the strategies of dog sled racing and of leading a team- both require combining hard work and rest. She shares her experience of being a leader and the necessity of recognizing when your team needs cake. 

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Regeneration: Growth and Experiences of New Farmers

BY MIKE DEWAR
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

With the average age of a farmer in Canada well over 55, young farmers are something of a rarity. Who are these young farmers and what motivates them to grow our food amongst the competition of the modern food industry? Mike Dewar has traveled across northern British Columbia to research the motivations and successes of young farmers, learning along the way that it is about more than just food.

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A PorkhaikuKecha

BY LAURA SAPERGIA
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Laura Sapergia shares a poetic ode to Petunia the pig in haiku format.

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Why Be Deceptively Delicious When You Can Be Culinarily Creative?

BY JENNIFER BRANDLE-MCCALL
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Many parents will try to disguise healthy foods to get their kids to eat them, but Jennifer Brandle-McCall believes that making healthy foods recognisable and fun is the key to developing healthy eating choices. She points out that we eat with our eyes first, so why not add some creativity and fun to our meals. See some of the culinary creations she has created that encourage her kids to explore healthy foods.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 2, 2014. 

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De-Colonizing the Food System

BY DIANDRA OLIVER
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Diandra Oliver shares her story of providing for her family while living in poverty and striving to break the boundaries of a colonized food system. She talks about her relationship with food, how she make decisions with food and how she de-colonise her food practice on daily bases.

 

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The birth of a nanobrewery

BY ALLAN DAWSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Allan Dawson loves beer, and he likes to show how he has transformed that love into a full commercial brewery unit in his basement. He talks about the history of beer and says that beer was the only reason that the farmers, long time ago, were motivated to stay in fields for long time. He criticises the probation of beer in the past and calls it ''the dark times’’ for beer lovers.

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE Blog

Seeking presenter for PechaKucha Night Vol. 4, Prince George 100: Past, Present, Future


PechaKucha PG is pleased to announce our fourth installment of the our global story telling series, in conjunction with the celebration of Prince George's 100th Anniversary! We are searching for the a roster of amazing storytellers for PechaKucha Prince George Vol. 4, Prince George 100: Past, Present, Future. Do you have a story to share about Prince George and its influence on who your are? Do you have what it takes to make a great story in 20 images x 20 seconds? We want you for our Vol. 4 event on Tuesday July 14th, 2015 from 7pm - 10pm.
If you are interested in presenting at PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 in Prince George,  please send an email to pechakuchapg@gmail.com with your contact info and the proposed topic of your presentation. Deadline for submitting proposals is July 3rd, 2015, but presenters are often confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your proposal in early.
About the Theme: Prince George 100: Past, Present, Future
Our theme will showcase the influence that the City of Prince George has had on our individual and collective identities. It will also provide a forum for storytellers to share their vision of what Prince George was, is, and will be in the future. We invite storytellers to submit a short proposal for their story, in line with our theme. We are grateful to the City of Prince George's 100th Anniversary Committee and Enhance PG for their financial support of this event.
About PechaKucha
PechaKucha is the art of concise presentations. The concept began in 2003, with a group of Japanese architects who wished to share their creative projects with one another without having to sit through long, rambling lectures. Each PechaKucha presentation is led by a storyteller who provides 20 visual images, shown for 20 seconds each, all together creating a six minute and forty second story.  A dozen storytellers are then gathered together around a central theme and showcased in one powerful evening through PechaKucha Nights. PechaKucha exists in over 800 host cities around the world, and Prince George is one of them.
Our local group is organized by Andrew Kurjata, Steph St. Laurent and Jillian Merrick. They combine their storytelling, story-recording, and story-making talents to produce the event, which is 100% volunteer driven with support from Community Futures Fraser Fort George. To mark the city’s centennial anniversary, the theme of the evening will be Prince George 100: Past, Present, Future. A dozen speakers from across all walks of life will share personal stories on the subject.You may be unfamiliar with the PechaKucha format, but there are many resources available online to help you create a presentation. Browse the PechaKucha site to see examples of past presentations. Check out this detailed guide for hands-on instruction.  There are even PechaKucha presentations about making PechaKucha presentations. If you are struggling with the format, you can always contact our organizers directly for help. We have local volunteers willing to mentor and assist you in sharing your great story.
The creative and ever-evolving nature of the local group has established a few of their own traditions for the event. Firstly, everyone has a story to tell, and anyone can be a storyteller, as long as they have the courage and commitment to share their story in PechaKucha style. Secondly, the events will always be as barrier-free as possible. Audience participation is absolutely free, all ages are welcome to participate, and the group is always seeking accessible stages and seating to open up participation to all members of the community. Lastly, the event is always changing. Each event will feature a new theme, a new venue, a new storyteller roster, and a new artist to design the event poster.
PechaKucha Nights are a great way are a great way for the community to support and participate in the ancient tradition of storyteller in a modern, creative and barrier free format. We invite the community to join us on July 14th from 7-10pm for PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 in Prince George. More info can be found at pechakucha.org

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