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Glen Thielmann

Teacher, School District 57 in Prince George

A Geography of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

PRESENTED ON JUL 14, 2015
IN PRINCE GEORGE @ VOL 4

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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Keep it Light Enough to Travel

BY JILLIAN MERRICK
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

Prince George is an industry town, filled with long, cold winters and really big trucks. So what would it be like to live car-free in Prince George? Dropping all her baggage, Jillian Merrick shares her experience with car-free living in the city and surprising discoveries that make being a pedestrian a bold and beautiful step. 

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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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Fort to Prince: The French Language Two Centuries In

BY MICHEL BOUCHARD
IN PRINCE GEORGE

Michel Bouchard grew up in a tiny french-speaking community in a Alberta, a province where french history is not widely celebrated or known. Later, he relocated to Prince George, British Columbia where the role of french history is even more ignored. Join of a Michel as he explores the fur trade era and the hidden role of french heritage in the region.

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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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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.

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My First Pinterest Project

BY CHRISTINE K
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.

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Geography of PechaKucha

BY KEVIN S. FOX
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 19, 2016

PechaKucha Person, Kevin S. Fox presents all his PK adventures in front of the format's founders, Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein. He shares how this funny word and the community that sprang from it is a force for good in the world.