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Why I Walk

BY ERYNE DONAHUE
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 03, 2018

At one point in her life, our presenter Eryne Donahue commuted to and from work 3 hours each day by walking. In her presentation she explains how she now maintains a regular long walk practice with her two young children and she goes on to express how these are the reasons why it is a worthwhile practice.

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The way we do things around here

BY BOB CROCKETT
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 03, 2018

In his presentation, Bob Crockett pays tribute to the role recreational music plays in making us happy and how it has the power to bring us together.

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Finding the Perfect Body

BY NINA DOSDALL
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 03, 2018

Our presenter Nina Dosdall explains how she struggles with her body image and after 10 years working in the fitness industry discovered the perfect body: it's not what she thought.  

 

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My So-Called Ordinary Life

BY BROOKE TAKHAR
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 03, 2018

In her presentation, Brooke Takhar expresses how if you look hard enough, a life that might have seemed predictable and safe can actually be pretty death-defying.

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Nature’s Beauty, guiding us to Creativity and Fun for Life!

BY CLAUDE LEDOUX
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

In his presentation, Claude LeDoux attempts to open minds and hearts to explore ones creativity through the use of plants. He says we should allow nature to guide humans into fun-filled creative lives and never forget that we must feed the Bees, the Plants and the human soul.

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Evolution of Mister India

BY RISH KOYA
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

In his presentation, Rish Koya describes his journey to becoming the wrestling Champion, Mister India. He talks about the connections he made along the way, as well as the sacrifices.

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Travelling 10,000 miles from 3 and half feet up

BY JOLENE FOREMAN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

In her presentation, Jolene Foreman starts by explaining how she's had the travel bug since a little child. In the summer of 2016, her family embarked on a grand European adventure, where the parents let the kids document the travels on the family cameras. This created a unique perspective of the trip that adults would never have noticed otherwise. Jolene wants to challenge the audience outside their comfort zone and to travel with kids if they can make the opportunity. Borrow someone else's if you don’t have your own! 

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The Sounds of the City

BY VINCENT ANDRISANI
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

"We have a lot to learn from listening to the everyday sounds that surround us."

In "The Sounds of the City" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, Vincent Andrisani explains the important role that sounds play in our everyday lives. In his talk, Vincent argues that if we listen to the city with enough patience and curiosity, we can hear ideas for a more equitable approach to urban design and planning.

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Silence and Secrets Make Us Sick

BY JUDY DARCY
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

Presenter Judy Darcy tells the story of her father who lost family members in the Holocaust and afterwards kept his Jewishness a secret - even from his children - until a few years before he died in order to keep them safe. She brought the circle back to acts of hatred and bigotry that are on the rise and the importance of the New West community coming together to say yes to diversity and love and hope.

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Finding the Farthest

BY BRAD CAVANAGH
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

Brad Cavanagh's presentation takes us on a journey from nuclear weapons testing to robotic telescopes leads to the discovery of the most distant object known to humanity.

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Computational Photography

BY PAUL ROMEIN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

"The future of my industry is changing... the tools I'm gonna have in five or ten years are going to be absolutely amazing."
 
In "Computational Photography" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16Paul Romein shares how computer vision and machine learning are changing the shape of his industry.

 

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A New West Feminist's Dream City Council

BY HAYLEY SINCLAIR
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

Where Hayley Sinclair double dog dares any man to run in the 2018 civic election.

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