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Katy Boychuk

Community Planning Specialist, United Way London & Middlesex in London

Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2017
IN LONDON, ONTARIO @ VOL 2
"My journey of finding my birth mother lead me to the gratitude I have for my parents."
 
In honor of International Family Day, we highlight a PechaKucha Presentation that truly embodies what family is, while simultaneous breaks its mold, and in turn, captures our hearts.
 
In "Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown" from PechaKucha Night London, Ontario, Katy Boychuk shares the story of her adoption at birth and the personal journey she embarked on when almost most 30 years later, she read her private adoption file for the first time and decided to find her birth mother. This is when her search began.
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Birds Eye View

BY PAUL GRECH
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

The mysterious wildlife tales of Canada's Western Arctic as witnessed by commercially trained helicopter pilot and adventurer Paul Grech.

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Building Hope: Why I Chose to Support the Case for At-Risk Mothers

BY SARAH ASHFIELD
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

A look at the life of Sarah Ashfield: raised in an adopted family and what led to her decision to spearhead The New Addition Campaign.

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Team Communication Guided by Organizational Values – The Ripple Effect

BY JANIC GORAYEB
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

Janic Gorayeb speaks about how values serve as a compass for our actions and define how we conduct ourselves. The ripple metaphor symbolizes how our actions or non-actions echo throughout an organization both internally and externally.

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Value of Water: Perspectives from India

BY KENNY KHOO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

Kenny Khoo presents about how in order to enable sustainable access to water in rural India, creating economic value in water is critical. 

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Dog Rescue - Fostering Adventure

BY JAMIE KRUSPEL
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

Jamie Kruspel shares his journey rescuing and fostering dogs. The fun, the chaos, the emotion...as they become part of my family then their own as they find their forger homes.

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All Good Things Are Wild + FREE

BY KAREN GAIR
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 26, 2017

Karen Gair explains how using the premise of a simple, unstructured playgroup in the forest, Childreach has sparked a grassroots movement to inspire families to get outside.

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Exploring the Potential of Poop

BY DEEPA BUTOLIYA
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 26, 2017

Deepa Butoliya's presentation highlights the value of what we consider our extreme waste, the fecal matter commonly known as poop through Provocative examples from the world. 

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The Power of Clarity

BY MICHAEL DOYLE
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Michael Doyle's presentation is motivating, uplifting and geared to empower the people in the room to dream big, take action and live fully!

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I'm Not Afraid of Who I Used to Be

BY GLENDALYNN DIXON
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Glendalynn Dixon poses the questions: What does our life looked like when told backwards? What could you have guessed about a person's past by knowing them today? Missed opportunities and lucky breaks present themselves in a different light when you already know how a story ends.