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Generations in Careers: Steve and Will's Story

BY STEVE CLEMENTS AND WILL COURNOYER-CLEMENTS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 04, 2018

The presentation focused on the shared career paths in Music Education of Steve Clements and his son, Will. A particular focus was what the two learned from each other about music and life and their optimistic vision of this career path in the future.
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10 Ways the Universe Tested our Partnership before Telling Us to Start a Business

BY KATHERINE AND MATT WEBB
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 04, 2018

Over the span of their decade-plus partnership Matt and Katherine Webb have encountered many challenging situations, many of them self-imposed. In their presentation they talk about how these challenges ultimately taught them how to become better partners, which is good, because their current challenge is spending 24 hours a day sharing a home, design studio, and raising two kids.
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Survival Tips for the Modern Dad

BY PETER FOREMAN AND MARTIN LOWE
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 04, 2018

Being a father has changed over the years, and what worked for our dads might not work for fathers these days. In their presentation, presenters Peter Foreman and Martin Lowe list out some lessons they've learned over the years about being a good "modern" father. Or trying to.

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Building a community brick by brick

BY NEAL & MELINDA MICHAEL
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Melinda and Neal Michael take a whimsical look back on 20 things they learned about their community and themselves as co-founders of PK New West. 

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Plants, Dyes and Other Teachings

BY SOPHENA KWON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Born the same year her family business Maiwa was started, a solid foundation built on the creative arts, travel, design and community helped shape Sophena Kwon into the person she is today. In her talk, she shares how her world shifted with loss, grief and trauma and she offers an intimate view into her experiences, with the hopes that her insight can be helpful to others in times of hopelessness. 

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Raising Awareness of Colour Blindness

BY JEN KUBA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Did you know that approximately 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females are colour vision deficient, or more commonly referred to as 'colour blind'. In her talk, Jen Kuba expands on how from cooking and enjoying food, to watching sports, to board games, colour plays a significant role in our lives. How it's important to consider those who see colours differently when designing business processes, charts and maps and educational projects.

 

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Creativity Builds Community

BY EDDIE LAM
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Local musician Eddie Lam shares highlights of his involvement in playing outside-the-box gigs and musical projects building communities and appreciation for independent artists. 

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The Elevator Pitch

BY JANICE OBRIAIN
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

With references to her own journey through the arts, community development and university entrepreneurship, Janice illustrates how the "elevator pitch" can be an effective tool for a variety of uses - no matter what one’s role – for all activities including community-building.

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It Isn’t What You Do With It, Ink That Slides What Counts

BY JULIAN LEGERE
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Not many people give a lot of thought to their pens, even though most of us use them every day.  But a really great pen can bring true joy. The weight, the balance, the smoothness. It may be hard to believe, but Julian Legere is on a mission to make everyone a believer in the power of good pens. 

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Negotiating Inclusion

BY GURVEEN DHALIWAL
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Gurveen Dhaliwal travels back in time to illustrate how community, belonging, inclusion and all the messy stuff in between, barriers, loneliness and displacement has transformed in Queensborough’s social, political and economic landscapes (or has it?). She ends with optimism calling for New West to move towards becoming a resilient city. 

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Words to Live by

BY JAY SCHREIBER
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In his talk, our presenter Jay explains how connecting with other people can happen in creative ways.

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My Life in Front of the Camera and on the Sidelines

BY FARHAN LALJI
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

In his talk, Farhan highlights some tidbits on how he got into broadcasting, along with some of the places its taken him and the people he'd had the privilege of meeting and working with. He goes on to explain that not wanting to just be the person talking to others about their lives in sports, he also has his own, as a football coach for the past 30 years, the past 15 as the head coach at New Westminster Secondary. Some stories about how the program went from an idea into provincial champions, on and off the field

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