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Past Prince George Event: VOL 4

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VOL 4

July 14, 2015
@ The Twisted Cork

Come and celebrate Prince George's centennial anniversary with us at PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 in Prince George. This free event features a dozen storytellers, each with their own unique 20x20 story. The theme "Prince George 100: Past , Present, Future" will showcase the influence that this city has had on our individual and collective identities. It will also provide a forum for storytellers to share their vision of what Prince George was, is, and will be in the future.

Join us for this rapid-fire presentation night that showcases a dozen speakers, each presenting in under seven minutes, leaving us plenty of time to eat, drink, socialize, and get to know the storytellers in our community.

The event is free and no tickets are issued - first come, first seated. 

We are grateful to the City of Prince George's 100th Anniversary Committee and EnhancePG for their financial support of this event. Ongoing support in provided by Community Futures Fraser Fort George

Storyteller lineup includes:
Rob Budde
Andrew Kurjata
Michel Bouchard
Dennis Fudge
Jean Chisholm
Greg Jonuk
Sarah Holland
...and more to come!

If you are interested in becoming a storyteller for this event, please contact pechakuchapg@gmail.com

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Six thousand, nine hundred, and fifty two days

BY SARAH HOLLAND
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

This is a presentation about the intersection of Prince George and Sarah Holland's life. Her story ranges from West Vancouver to wolf hides to wineries, for a personal look at the history and future of our community.

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Mapping Prince George: Then, Now and Beyond

BY ROGER WHEATE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

This wee charming story by Roger Wheate will show some examples of Prince George's earlier mapping, current depictions and changes, and future developments.

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Air Quality in Prince George (the past, the present, the future)

BY DENNIS FUDGE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

For decades, air quality in the city of Prince George has ranked as some of the worst in Province. Join meteorologist Dennis Fudge as he explores the trends in major pollutants over the years. Learn what “the smell of money” really is, and what pollutants are on the rise and on the way out.

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Designing Identity in Prince George

BY JEAN CHISHOLM
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

Can communications design build and shape community? Designer Jean Chisholm showcases her work exploring the identities of her hometown, the city of Prince George. Can a small city like Prince George become a cultural icon?

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A Geography of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

BY GLEN THIELMANN
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

What’s in a name? According to poet Kim Stafford, there are no names, but stories. A place is a story happening many times. After a recent controversial name change to an iconic park in the city of Prince George, historian and teach Glen Thielmann explores the many stories of this iconic park. He reveals that the park is a meeting place for the transaction of forms, of cultures, of people, of ideas. It is a place where things become public.

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My Prince George: What it was, what it is, and what it could be

BY GREG JONUK
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

Greg Jonuk’s first view of Prince George was through the window of a Greyhound Bus. He quickly learned that, while the city may not be very handsome, it sure was handy. After 25 years since he first arrived in Prince George, Greg reflects on what we’ve lost, what we’ve gained, and what we can hope for in the future.

Andrew Kurjata
in Prince George
Garth Frizzel
in Prince George
Greg Jonuk
in Prince George
Sarah Holland
in Prince George
Roger Wheate
in Prince George
Michel Bouchard
in Prince George
Dennis Fudge
in Prince George
Jean Chisholm
in Vancouver
Glen Thielmann
Teacher, School District 57 in Prince George