Past Markham Event: VOL 18

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VOL 18

February 23, 2018
@ Markham Village Library

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. 

Tickets available February 1 at 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 1000 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! 


Nicole Myers: STEM: E is for Everyone

Starting off our PK18 lineup is Nicole Myers, who will tell us about how everyone belongs in the world of STEM (yes, even you!).

Ryan Eduardo Moniz: A Lesson to be Learned

We hope you can make it out to hear Ryan Moniz speak at PK18! We tend to think we become better people as we age, but is that the case?  Ryan thinks maybe we had it all figured out as kids.

Aisha Francis: Hey! Is That My Life on TV?

Aisha will be presenting a mashup of TV stories that interestingly mirror her own life!

Uzma Jalaluddin: Fun/Family/Drama: My Path to Publication

You really don’t want to miss Uzma Jalaluddin’s talk at PK18!  She will tell us how talking about sex with her 7 year-old helped her to write a romantic comedy about Muslims.

Catherine Sicot: The Call by Olivier Bosson: Producing a Film with Markham Public Library

Our next speaker at PK18 is Catherine Sicot, a film producer!  Catherine will tell the behind-the-scenes story of an international film production being shot in Markham this Spring that will feature locals as actors and our own city as a stage.

Fraser Ching

Anik Glaude: A is for Art/A is for Activism

Throughout 2018, the Varley Art Gallery will be exploring the role of artists as change makers and as drivers of social activism and discourse. Curator Anik Glaude will talk about the current show, the artist, and share her thoughts on community building in the age of Kickstarter.

Amy Arsenio and Rachel D’Oliveira Fell: What’s Been Making Us Happy Lately


Refreshments provided by:

My Little Pizzaria and Deli

Next Door Restaurant


Contributing Sponsors:



Supporting Sponsors:

Bansal & Giga - Chartered Professional Accountants


Community Partners: 

Design by mad Studios

Photography by JiaJia Kong Photography

Communications support by Business & Office Centro

Creative production by Makerwiz

Live music and DJ by Platform for Youth Creativity


Amy Arsenio
Librarian, Markham Public Library in Markham
Ryan Moniz
Community Librarian , Markham Public Library in Markham
Rachel D'Oliveira Fell
Art & Culture Administrator | Artist | Entrepreneur , The Frederick Varley Art Gallery in Markham