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PechaKucha returns to New West with a stellar lineup of speakers

Save the date: Saturday, Sept. 25
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PechaKucha New West is returning Sept. 25 with another online edition.

What’s happening?

Volume 27 of PechaKucha New West returns is presenting another stellar lineup of speakers who have connections to the New Westminster community.

Since it started in New West in January 2013, PechaKucha New West events have been held at various venues, including River Market, Westminster Pier Park, Anvil Centre and Massey Theatre. In response to the pandemic, it’s once again heading online for Volume 27.

"We are excited for our second virtual PechaKucha event,” said Carly Fryer, board president of PechaKucha New West. “Our first event held over Zoom in June was well-received and brought members of our community together to share their stories; September's event grows on that success."

Who is speaking?

Confirmed speakers include: Kevin Schwantje; Nickie Lewis; Tanushree Pillai; Leah Chang; Elliott Slinn; Shali Morsara; Rose Anza-Burgess; and Maya Russell. You can get details about the speakers at

What’s PechaKucha?

Launched in Tokyo in 2003, the PechaKucha presentations series has spread to cities around the world. Presenters share information about their passions and interests while displaying 20 images for 20 seconds each.

Details, please:

Tickets are available for $5 at (search for PechaKucha – New West Volume 27).

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