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Community leaders to Penticton's future at September speaker series

The 13th Pecha Kucha speaker series event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Cannery Brewing on Ellis Street. Doors open at 6 p.m., presentations get underway at 7 p.m.
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September 12, 2018 - 7:30 AM

PENTICTON - What does the future hold for Penticton? Hear some insights from several prominent community leaders at the September meeting of the Penticton Pecha Kucha speaker series.

Organizer Tony Davis says the not-for-profit event will discuss topics related to Penticton’s future direction as a community.

Included in the evening’s discussion will be such local issues as Penticton Regional Hospital construction following completion of the patient care tower, the state of housing, crime and construction activity in Penticton Creek.

RCMP Superintendent Ted De Jager, Penticton Creek Association Chair Bryn White, cycling activist Matt Hopkins, Unity House coordinator Maggie Van Emmerik and Okanagan College regional Dean Eric Corneau will be among those speaking during the evening.

Cannery Brewing will host the Penticton speaker night, starting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27, starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $15 and are available at Cannery Brewing and Cowork Penticton, located at 129 Nanaimo Ave. West.

Pecha Kucha is Japanese for “chit chat.” The speaker series originated in Japan in 2003 and has since grown into an international series that is conducted in more than 1,000 cities. Speakers get six minutes and 40 seconds to speak to their issues in a slide show format.

The series is held four times each year in Penticton, bringing together a diverse crowd of Okanagan residents.

For further information, see the Pecha Kucha Penticton Facebook page.


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