PechaKucha Penticton Vol. 8: Self-Made: The Art of DIY


Penticton, BC, Thursday June 8/2017 at 6 p.m. Cannery brewing


Do-it-your-selfers are a special breed; self-reliant, imaginative, determined, hard-headed. DIY isn’t just people fixing their own brakes or doing their own renos. They make sodas and take on Dragons, they tilt at grist mills, they fix broken souls and sometimes they make history.

Self-Made: The Art of DIY, the theme of the next Pecha Kucha Penticton speaker series, Volume 8, brings together ten speakers who have rolled up their sleeves to hammer, cobble and complete their own visions in fields ranging from reconciliation to car sharing. Presenters include soft-drink revolutionary Jason Cox of People’s Craft House, who faced down Dragon’s Den investors last March, and Chris Mathieson, operator of the Grist Mill in Keremeos who recently used a new hybrid business model to secure a long-term future for the historical attraction.

Japanese for “chit-chat,” Pecha Kucha originated in Tokyo in 2003 and since grown into an international speaker series based on a simple format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Presenters get 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share their story in a slide-show format.

Held four times a year in Penticton, the popular not-for-profit series brings together a diverse of range of Okanagan thinkers and doers in the arts, business, design, architecture, mental health, entrepreneurship, biology, journalism and many other fields.

Local music aficionado and award-winning podcaster Tenacious T will be in house for your listening pleasure.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Location: Cannery Brewing, 198 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm. First presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be an intermission.

Come early to get a seat. Parking is limited but free.

Tickets: $10 available at Cannery Brewing, Cowork Penticton (125 Eckhardt Ave) and peatix.com. (All proceeds to Pechakucha.org and Pechakucha.penticton)

For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaPenticton/

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