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Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions.

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. The event is the official launch to Culture Days in Markham. 

Culture Days is a non-profit organization that raises the awareness, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. 

Tickets available Sept. 1 at www.pkmarkham.eventbrite.com and will sell out fast!

Admission is Pay What You Want so please give generously. $1 from each attendee's donation is contributed towards the Global PechaKucha Night fund to support the over 900 cities holding these events around the world. 

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling!

 

Refreshments provided by:

My Little Pizzaria and Deli

 

Contributing Sponsors:

Treefrog 

 

Supporting Sponsors:

Bansal & Giga - Chartered Professional Accountants

 

Community Partners: 

Design by 

Photography by 

Communications support by Business & Office Centro

Live music and DJ by Creativity through Arts youth council.

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Featured Presentation

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Diane Huang

Student, Unionville HS in Markham

Pursuing Happiness

PRESENTED ON FEB 06, 2015
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 6

Diane Huang talks about how academics and formal education is not everything in life. To be happy, we must be brave and  pursue our passions.

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Wander Often, Wonder Always

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

Life is filled with new beginnings, filled with uncertainty. That’s why you need to be curious, and why you need to wonder and wander. Use curiosity to taste new experience, meet different people, and use it to find out what you are passionate about. It’s never too late to experiment and don’t let the fear of unknown stop you from it. 

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ENIA-type Drawings

BY RONAK GANDHI
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

ENIA-type drawing was developed by a UK architect, Shaun Murray. Ron explains ENIA-type drawings as he walks us through his architectural practices involving ENIA-type drawing. 

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Wayne's Cup

BY MARK PARKER
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

If you are looking for a cup of coffee near downtown Markham, I’ve got a place for you! There are many things that makes this café special. Wayne’s Cup is fully operational café and life skill centre that provides supportive training. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated for adults with developmental needs. 

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Diversity & Literacy: The importance of drag performers reading to children

BY KALEB ROBERTSON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

While you may have already heard about drag queen story times, it's important to hear about the impact it has had on families. Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime is an event that focuses around literacy and diversity that celebrates the differences. Listen to Fluffy’s talk to find out what impact it’s been made to the community.

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What I've learned as a first year that I hope I don't forget by the time I'm 40

BY FARSHAD MURTADA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

Life is like a book with stories. Stories with many chapters and it’s important to revisit past chapters to be reminded of different lessons, morals, and ideas. Farshad shares a chapter that he just finished which is the first year of university. The best stories are the unpredictable and he shares this chapter that is full of surprises, fun and humour filled personal stories, from first-year, that all turned into life lessons

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Dear Philomena

BY MUGABI BYENKYA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

“Mama how much trauma can I contain?”  - Mugabi Byenkya

A stroke survivor who was once facing his own mortality shares his journey of searching, surviving, and coping. 

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Dismantling Loneliness through Collaborative Spaces

BY CHARLOTTE KIRBY
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

There is epidemic of loneliness in the world right now. In a world characterized by an abundance of virtual connections and weak ties, we are yearning for genuine interaction and connectedness. Charlotte, an entrepreneur who owns a coworking space at Markham talks about how important it is to build relationships and make genuine connections both personally and in business in this tech lonely world.

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Rapport, J'Adore!

BY ATHENA KO
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

Ever-curious about human connection, Athena reflects upon her path towards developing rapport and its profound importance in & beyond healthcare. Be ready to be inspired to reflect upon what rapport means to and to build strong rapport & connections in your own lives.

 

MARKHAM Blog

Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code


"Technology is so woven into the fabric of society that we cant't imagine a world without it."
In 
Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 8, David Guida and Sarah Naqvi passionately share their experiences in coding and the direction they see it heading in the future.
David and Sarah are thinkers, creators, and leaders in a medley of grassroots organizations that promote tech awareness for the youth of their community.

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