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New Faces, New Ideas!
BY TAHIRA SAEED
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 08, 2016
Tracing her own journey, first to Canada from Pakistan and then from Toronto to Penticton, Tahira Saeed illustrates and parallels some of the general challenges of moving to a new community with some of her own. She ends her presentation by expalining her own work and the work of SOICS (the South Okanagan Immigrationa and Community Services), and the value and vibrancy new immigrants bring to our community.
BY ALEX KRUIZE
@ VOL 8
ON JUN 08, 2017
Lawyer Alex Kruize speaks about indigenous rights on opposite sides of the world , New Zeland and Canada, and shares his observations on the similiarities and differences as well as offers advice as to what we can all do to help facilitate reconciliation.
BY TONY DAVIS
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 09, 2017
Tony Davis volunteered with the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras, a non-profit conservations organization, trying to preserve and reduce the destruction of its surrounding and still vibrant reef system. One of his jobs with the organization was working with snorkelers visiting on cruise ships to the island, and trying to educate them about reef-safe snorkeling techniques that would both preserve reef health and prevent personal injury.
The World Aint So Bad, Guys
Being a writer for the 'Arts & Entertainment' and 'Court & Crime' sections can be a conflicting job for Dale Boyd. Dale shares his experience as a newspaper reporter, reflects on current events, and reminds us that negative stories can breed positive change.
Getting to the Root of Permaculture
BY RICK HATCH
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 09, 2017
Cherry Tree Permaculture owner, Rick Hatch, discusses the meaning & origin of permaculture, and various permaculture techniques. While showing examples and sharing his own farm practices, Rick explains how ethical design can meet our needs while improving the environment around us.
A Voice for the Horses
BY THERESA NOLET
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a herd of starving, stray horses came to her door, Theresa Nolet wasn't expecting to become an advocate. What started as simply feeding the horses, lead her to search for answers. When she learned that the horses were destined to be auctioned off and slaughtered, Theresa became the voice for the horses, starting a horse rescue called OATS: One At A Time Success.
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About the City's Organizers
Tony is a freelance journalist who writes for Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business and other magazines, not including Play Boy. He has investigated a murder in Costa Rica, dived to the bottom of the Caribbean in a home-made submarine, and, perhaps most dangerously, used to drive a Russian made Lada.
Skyler Punnett has worked as an illustrator, designer and art director since 2010. He has created art for film, animation and mobile as well as craft beer, wine and independent distilleries. After 10 years in Vancouver, he relocated to Penticton to be closer to his roots and contribute to the community and culture of a smaller town.
I love interesting projects and opportunities to solve problems. I am drawn to people that encourage thinking without barriers and playing with solutions to conceptual problems. One day I might organize the second drawer in my kitchen...
David Warriner smuggles words across language borders from his desk at Cowork Penticton. As a professional literary translator, he works with authors and publishers across North America and Europe to bring fresh new voices in French to English-speaking readers. David's translation of Quebec author Roxanne Bouchard’s We Were the Salt of the Sea was published by Orenda Books in London in 2018. His current mantra as he slogs away translating a huge self-help book abut pain management is 'no pain, no gain'...
Meg Dimma is an entrepreneurial and goal driven digital marketing professional. She has worked with small start-up businesses to international sales companies and is currently working in not-for-profit as the community engagement coordinator at the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre. Meg has a philanthropic character & likes to get her hands dirty working on exciting community projects with like-minded individuals... so naturally, she is stoked to be a part of PechaKucha Penticton! Born & raised in the Okanagan she grew up as an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast. She balances her work life with adventure, travel and constantly feeding her hunger for the next greatest challenge by learning new things, exploring new places and meeting all the people!! ;) She looks forward to hearing your story!
Christa Phillips is a burgeoning voice-over performer with existing ties to Cowork Penticton and Peach Gravy Theatre Cooperative. She’s also a member of the Many Hats Theatre Cooperative and Theatre BC. She is delighted to be officially in place at the supreme network hub that is Cowork Penticton and is the initial face of the organization in the welcome department!
I am a certified career and leadership coach who, in 2015, co-founded a location independent workplace coaching company called Talent Collective where we help people navigate their career journeys with an eye towards having a more fulfilling and functional work-life. Most days, I work with technology leaders, where I've opted to hone my language skills in the language of emotions. This year, she moved from an 800 square foot apartment in downtown Vancouver to an acre in Penticton to turn more of her work + life dream into reality.