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PechaKucha Presentation

My First Pinterest Project

PRESENTED ON SEP 15, 2015
IN PRINCE GEORGE @ VOL 5

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.

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How Pole Dancing Changed My Life

BY ANGEL STEWART
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

Pole Dancing is a highly misunderstood sport that requires extreme flexibility and muslce control. Angel Stewart, a pole dancing instructor, goes beyond the stigma to show how it has changed her life both physically and emotionally. 

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Mapping Prince George: Then, Now and Beyond

BY ROGER WHEATE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

This wee charming story by Roger Wheate will show some examples of Prince George's earlier mapping, current depictions and changes, and future developments.

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Air Quality in Prince George (the past, the present, the future)

BY DENNIS FUDGE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

For decades, air quality in the city of Prince George has ranked as some of the worst in Province. Join meteorologist Dennis Fudge as he explores the trends in major pollutants over the years. Learn what “the smell of money” really is, and what pollutants are on the rise and on the way out.

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Designing Identity in Prince George

BY JEAN CHISHOLM
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

Can communications design build and shape community? Designer Jean Chisholm showcases her work exploring the identities of her hometown, the city of Prince George. Can a small city like Prince George become a cultural icon?

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My Prince George: What it was, what it is, and what it could be

BY GREG JONUK
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

Greg Jonuk’s first view of Prince George was through the window of a Greyhound Bus. He quickly learned that, while the city may not be very handsome, it sure was handy. After 25 years since he first arrived in Prince George, Greg reflects on what we’ve lost, what we’ve gained, and what we can hope for in the future.

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What is a Maker?

BY JOHN MAKOWSKY
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

People are talking about this new “maker” movement the world over, but what criteria must be met if you want to be considered a Maker? John Makowsky shares how he discovered his own maker identity, and what he believes defines a maker.

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April's Hands

BY HEATHER FISHER
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Heather Fisher is an elementary school teacher and Lisa is a stay-at-home Mom. They collaborated to create ‘Lisa’s Hands’, which features some of the creative processes of Lisa.

Over the past two years as they have visited, Heather has loved watching Lisa’s strong yet delicate, skillful hands knit or create something.  Lisa embodies creativity!  Heather’s gives voice to some of Lisa’s musings about the various things she envisions and creates.

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DIY Politics

BY JILLIAN MERRICK
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2014, Jillian Merrick took a run at public office in the local municpal  elections. Never a fan of traditional elections camapigns, she had to come up with creative ways of particpating in the process without compromising her values. She shares some of the crafty and creative ways she's subverted the typically trappings of a political campaign, and on how craft, art and design continue to influence her work on City Council after her successful election.

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HERstory of Make

BY DIANDRA OLIVER
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Diandra Oliver is a DIY'er, feminist, writer, and radical economist in Prince George. She comes from a long line of makers and women who could turn any ol' piece of garbage into gold. Her presentation is about the origins of maker culture and the important role of punk women in changing the way we think of, make, and buy stuff.