Six Things About PKN from Whister's Aki Kaltenbach Aki Kaltenbach (that's her pictured in the middle) is the organizer behind PechaKucha Night in Whistler, and as she preps for the upcoming Vol. 6 (on April 16) she writes up 6 things she's learned from running PechaKucha Nights over the past couple of years. We're quite fond of this last one, in which she shares how PKN has led to her getting toto know her community better:

It never ceases to amaze me the type and variety of people that are attracted to this little mountain village. I have met more interesting people during these PechaKucha Nights than I have my whole adult life. And it made me realize how 3-dimensional this community is, one could argue even more than a city, because one has to be even more creative to be able to sustain a livelihood in a community that is dependent on snow.

Backyard Farmer In this presentation recorded at PechaKucha Night in Whistler Vol. 4, Duncan Martin shows us what it's like to be a "Backyard Farmer."

Poster for PKN Whistler Vol. 4 PechaKucha Night in Whistler Vol. 4 has been announced, and it's set to take place April 18 at the MaxxFish Lounge and Bar. You'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page.

Poster for PKN Whistler Vol. 2

And while we're at it, here's a look at the poster that was created for this week's PechaKucha Night in Whistler vol. 2. It was held at the Hot Buns Bakery, and from what we can tell, strange magical mushrooms seem to pepper the general Whistler area.

PKN Whistler Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night has been truly exploding in Canada's province of British Columbia -- PKN Vancouver routinely sells out all of its events, and we've been getting an increasing number of requests to start PKNs in the region over the past few months. One of the most recent additions is Whistler, and here are a few photos from this week's Vol. 2 -- they're all taken from this Flickr photoset.