Get your tickets now for PechaKucha Burnaby Vol. 2

Burnaby residents are invited out to the second PechaKucha night at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

The city is hosting PechaKucha Burnaby Vol. 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

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The night features nine speakers with slide presentations on a variety of topics.

PechaKucha, which means “the sound of conversation” in Japanese, is a speaking event that was first conceived by two Tokyo architects who were looking for ways to encourage student presenters to improve their use of PowerPoint. Each PechaKucha presentation lasts exactly six minutes and 40 seconds; each speaker gets to present 20 slides, for 20 seconds each.

The upcoming Burnaby night will feature Egan Davis, a horticulture educator at UBC, with examples of how plants rely on other organisms for survival.

Divi Chandna, a physician and mind-body-spirit intuitive coach, will share stories of her childhood, including feeling bullied and attacked for her skin colour, and how she shifted out of that story on the path to healing.

Other speakers include:

  • Biliana Velkova, arts coordinator and artist, City of New Westminster
  • Vienna Chichi Lam, graduate researcher and lab supervisor, Centre for Forensic Science at SFU
  • Jennifer Sherif, aboriginal education consultant, Coquitlam
  • Dave Ellenwood, director of parks, recreation and cultural services, City of Burnaby
  • Kahlil Ashanti, actor and web developer, Vancouver
  • Vince Reda, parks designer/project manager, City of Burnaby
  • Emmy Chahal, yoga teacher, intuitive healer, truth speaker

The event is free, but tickets must be reserved ahead of time, and the last event sold out. For more information, see

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