WINNIPEG Search Results: “Sports”
Recycled Skateboards, Repurposed Dreams
BY SHEENA CROOKES
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 05, 2013
Sheena Crookes has been working in the skateboarding industry for nearly a decade, and is constantly inspired by the stories that come with the broken skateboards she gathers to produce her works of jewelry. Sheena started SkateBetty to spread her skateboard accessories and the stories that go with them around the world.
Getting Down and Derby
BY ALEX KROSNEY (AKA LEX GO)
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 05, 2013
Alex Krosney went to her first roller derby bout in April of 2011 – it was love at first whistle. A year of blood, sweat, tears, and track burn later Lex Go was born. A member of the Winnipeg Roller Derby League, Lex is now a skater on the All-Stars travel team and a captain of the home team that wins all of the afterparties, the Valkyries’ Wrath. She is also a trainer for the league and for the WRDL’s Junior league, which makes her Grinchy heart grow three full sizes every Sunday.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2014.
BY SHEILA MOLLOY
@ VOL 15
ON SEP 12, 2013
Did you know that boxing for 60 minutes will burn over 1000 calories per hour? Sheila Molloy believes that boxing is a sport well-suited for anyone: moms, dads, kids, even grandmothers. She shares some fun and creative techniques that she hopes will help get the world to enjoy the healthy benefits and well-being that comes from hitting a heavy bag.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 24, 2014.
Business never has an end point, it is a constant goal to grow and create something better. Cory Beal combined his love of BMX riding with everything artistic that he could think of. It was the jumping off point (pun intended) for his life goals and the beginning of his story. This wide-eyed hooligan was convinced that he never wanted to get stuck in a career he wouldn't enjoy and wanted to get out and see the world. If he had to work, he wanted it to be enjoyable and a constant learning experience. He finally made the shoe fit, and at the end of his long string of "crap" jobs he finally found his calling.
Passion for Sport
BY STEVEN DREGER
@ VOL 27
ON SEP 14, 2016
His Passion for Sport drove Steven Dreger to a position with the Special Olympics. Their mission statement about enriching the lives of those with special needs through active living was what Dreger wanted to succeed in in his life. His pride for these athletes is palpable as he shares his story of success and passion.
The Jack Frost Challenge
BY JUSTIN QUIGLEY
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 23, 2017
Justin Quigley sjares lessons learned from planning a HUGE winter activity challenge, starting winter run commuting, and packing for a not-so-chilly February. "Pre-planning is key", he says "but so is not trying to change your whole life while planning a whole event."
Luke-warm winter weather SUCKS to run in!
This Guy is NOT Creative
BY BOB SOMERS
@ VOL 30
ON MAY 11, 2017
"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.
In "This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30, Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Sports”
Moulin a Cafe (Mlyncek)
Aug 17, 2011
Coffeeshop FRIENDS'TIME Moskva
Jul 31, 2012
Maison de L'architectue - Poitou Charentes
Mar 19, 2013
The Spot Underground
Oct 28, 2015
Apr 30, 2016
Centro Servizi Camerali "Galeazzo Alessi"
Jun 03, 2016
Jun 20, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Feb 17, 2018
A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged
BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18
ON FEB 17, 2013
James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board.
Feeding the Achieve
BY SAMANTHA NIENOW
@ VOL 19
ON AUG 15, 2013
Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman triathlon, a gruelling event made up of swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.
A Night Out At Night It Up
Anita Ko talks about her orangization's abilities. Having been a part of an event that hosts over 120 000 people each year, Anita shows us what her company, Power Unit Youth Organization, is capable of when it comes to inspiring many generations.
.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary
Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.
Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.
Tin's Running Story
"People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but BECAUSE............" - Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
Tin ran 70km in Sapa in Vietnam Moutain Marathon 2015. There were 156 runners (including 21 Vietnamese) participating in this 70km run. Tin was one of the only 8 Vietnamese who could complete the route. And, last month he accomplished a new record of running 100km around HCMC!
If you are curious how this slim and quiet man could do it, let’s listen to his unbelievable story.
BY MARCUS TOBÍA
@ VOL 4
ON OCT 21, 2016
El montañista venezolano, Marcus Tobía, nos cuenta sobre los dos proyectos que lleva a cabo; Proyecto Cumbre y Niños en la Cumbre. En ambos proyectos se dedica a llevar a niños de diferentes comunidades, hasta indígenas, a escalar montañas como el Everest.
Dátiles para la Paz
BY MARÍA JOSÉ VÁZQUEZ
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 12, 2017
La venezolana, María José Vázquez, nos cuenta sobre la organización DAPAZ, o Dátiles para la Paz, donde el trabajo se enfoca en en el trabajo con niños y jóvenes en situación de riesgo, en la comunidad fronteriza del Alto Apure venezolano llamada El Nula.
Una vida en Ascenso
BY FRIDA AYALA
@ VOL 8
ON FEB 22, 2018
La venezolana, Frida Ayala, nos cuenta la historia de cómo entró en el mundo del montañismo, y cómo ha logrado crear un espacio donde los venezolanos que practican deportes de aventura pueden compartir su pasión, hablar de lo que más les gustaba y concetar con gente, en el Festival ASCENSO.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Art, Sport and Passion
What keeps you awake at night and gets you up in the morning? How can seemingly small events make us the people we are today? By looking at art and sport, two defining interests in his life, Adam Buss chart a journey to this exact point in time. No conclusions, no sales pitch, just passion. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 2.
Cricket for Dummies
Another great kids presentation from Derby (Vol. 5), this time with Haseef introducing us to the world of his favorite sport: cricket. If you're unsure of the difference between a Batsman and a Wicketkeeper, this one's worth a look!
From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting
In today's "Presentation of the Day, Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.
White Spots and Doubt
In 2012, David Maney wrote and performed a theatre-show based on his experience being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This show eventually became known as "White Spots," a humorous look at the traumas that plague us daily. In his presentation (from PKN Tokyo, Vol. 102) he discusses the ugly sides of ourselves, our fixations, and various flavors of doubt.
British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One
If dihedral doors, carbon-fiber chassis, and airbrakes rev your engine, this one is for you: With the need for speed and style, no doubt you're in need of a Britsh sports car -- at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion you are. In "British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Nick showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.
Exley on Lucas
No, it's not a report about PechaKucha, but we love seeing PechaKucha Night Chicago organizer Peter Exley in this CBS local news report about George Lucas' upcoming museum, as he sports his "20 images x 20 seconds" PechaKucha t-shirt. Watch the full report here.
Poster for PKN Chicago Vol. 31
Chicago's PechaKucha Night Vol. 31 is just over a week away (on Tuesday, September 9), and here's the poster -- designed by Matthew Hoffman -- to prove it.
Today's the day!
Looking forward to tonight -- the presentations are looking great and we're excited to spend the evening with you! Jessica(for the PKN Lilongwe Team) p.s. Here's a bio for another one of our presenters: Alex was born in the Netherlands and now working for the Red Cross in Malawi as water and sanitation delegate. He loves sports and is an ex-speedskater turned coach. Alex will be talking about the passion of the dutch for this wintersport and one race in particular.
Presenter Bio: Alex
Introducing one of our presenters, Alex: Alex was born in the Netherlands and now works as a water and sanitation delegate for the Red Cross in Malawi. Alex loves sports and is an ex-speedskater turned coach. Some people are at their best when gliding on ice and this evening we will hear about the Dutch people’s passion of the Dutch for speedskating – and one race in particular. Happy to have Alex join us!
Presenter Bio: Pauley
Pauley hails from Atlanta, Georgia is pursuing her PhD in epidemiology. Her research brings her to Malawi where she is studying food security and health of children under five and their mothers. Prior to returning to school, Pauley worked for nearly a decade in the overarching field of international development, and has lived and worked in a dozen countries around the world. In her younger years, Pauley was very active in the musical theater scene and enjoyed singing in choirs. These days, her main hobbies are Latin dance and outdoor adventure sports. For her PechaKucha debut, Pauley will be sharing about her family's "new beginning" when she finally ceased to be an only child at age 25! We think it will be interesting to hear about Pauley's new beginning as an older sibling.