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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. 

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DIY Reconciliation

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.

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Cruiser Control

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.

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The World Aint So Bad, Guys

BY DALE BOYD
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

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.

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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.

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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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Okanagan Grasslands Ecology and Romance

BY DON GAYTON
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Don Gayton presents the prairies and grasslands around the Penticton area. He explains the imo¥portance these grasslands have, ecologically and psychologically. 

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Okanagan Nation Alliance: Salmon Savers

BY CHAD FULLER
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Chad Fuller of the Okanagan Nation Alliance presents a restoration campaign to restore the habitat of the native salmon population of the Okanagan valley. The organization's efforts greatly saved the local salmon. 

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D.I.Y.

BY SID VEREECKEN
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Throughout his life, Sid Vereecken was told he needed to shape up or he will be left behind. He was also told if he wanted to reach a goal, he needed to work hard for it. This is his story. 

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Conservation for Bats

BY TANYA LUSZCZ
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Tanya Luszcz makes a case for bats, an animal group which many people find repulsive. She talks about bat facts, from their diet to reproductive habits and the current threats they face. Let's learn about bats!

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Oh for Duck's Sake!

BY JAN LITTLE
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

"We discovered a lone egg had hatched...but it was not a chicken..."

In Oh for Duck's Sake! from PechaKucha Night Penticton Vol. 7, Jan Little shares the life of Rita Bumby, a duck, and their adventures on her farm. Jan talks about their inseparable relationship and how Rita not only showed up everywhere in her life, but also in her paintings.

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Overcoming Adversity & the Dark Days of Winter

BY WENDY GOUDIE
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

Wendy Goudie knows winter. Growing up in the north where people practice yoga in snowsuits, Wendy traced her journey through seven of her hardest winters, laying the foundation for her business, built on hard work, passion, a bag of carrots and a jar of pickles. Wendy heartfully speaks of her growing business and community in Penticton, helped along by her family, her community and the sometimes surprising generosity of strangers, Wendy pays it forward by building Penticton into the bellydancing hub of Western Canada.

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