PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 40

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The Park Theatre

698 Osborne Street

Winnipeg, MB R3L 2B9


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PechaKucha invites local creative and creative-adjacent people to speak on whatever they want in 20 slides showing only for 20 seconds each.

  • Susan Ainley

    Susan Ainley

    Downtown Winnipeg Biz Coordinator, Special Projects
  • Dan Bergman

    Dan Bergman

    Teacher and Musician
  • Sharon Blady

    Sharon Blady

    Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates Founder
  • Graeme Houssin

    Graeme Houssin

    Drag in the Peg Producer and Host
  • Shouresh Jalili

    Shouresh Jalili

    Visual Artist, Graphic Design Instructor
  • Charmaine Jennings

    Charmaine Jennings

    Instagram Guru Community Leader
  • John Luxford

    John Luxford

    Flipside XR Co-founder/CTO
  • Serena Chan & Juan Manuel

    Serena Chan & Juan Manuel

    2M Creative Labs Creatives
  • Olivia Onuk

    Olivia Onuk

    ‘Liv inBloom Founder, Writer, Counsellor, and Event Planner
  • Michael Osikoya

    Michael Osikoya

    Portrait Photographer, Filmmaker
  • Dan Vadeboncoeur

    Dan Vadeboncoeur

    CreComm Instructor at Red River College, Founder of FanQuest, and Podcast Producer
  • Mary Vallarta

    Mary Vallarta


About this Event

The 40th volume of PechaKucha Night Winnipeg is going to be big — XL even! In Roman numerals, the number 40 translates to XL, and as such we're going to make this volume a little more EXTRA. On November 28, we're going to have inspiring creative people take the Park Theatre stage as usual, but this time we're turning it up a notch just slightly to make PKN WPG 40 extra bold, extra fun, and extra colourful. Join us for the last PechaKucha Night Winnipeg of this year to watch a strong group of speakers share their stories and celebrate what makes our city so vibrant!

Doors open as usual at 7:30 PM, and the show starts at 8:00 PM.

Admission is pay-what-you-want, but we suggest $10. Tickets and registration are not required, but feel free to register to let us know you’re going!



Susan Ainley, Coordinator, Special Projects at Downtown Winnipeg Biz

Daniel Bergman, Teacher and Musician

Sharon Blady, Founder/Director of Speak Up Mental Health Advocates

Graeme Houssin, Producer and Host, Drag in the Peg

Shouresh Jalili, Visual Artist

Charmaine Jennings, Marketing Connoiseur and Copywriter

John Luxford, Chief Technical Officer, flipSide xr

Serena Chan and Juan Manuel, 2M Creative Labs

Olivia Onuk, Founder of ‘Liv In Bloom, Visual Storyteller, Trauma Counsellor, Event Planner & Consultant

Michael Osikoya, Photographer and Filmmaker, Visual Soul Studios

Dan Vadeboncoeur, CreComm Instructor at Red River College, Founder of FanQuest, and Podcast Producer

Mary Vallarta, Photographer/Designer



PechaKucha is a presentation format invented by Tokyo-based firm Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003. At every event, speakers are given 20 slides to talk about whatever they like, but each slide advances automatically after only 20 seconds. This 20x20 format gives each speaker a total time of six minutes and forty seconds. PechaKucha Night has over 1200 city chapters all over the world.

PechaKucha Night Winnipeg was established by the Graphic Designers of Canada in 2010. Each PechaKucha Night – or PKN – is a fun, and informal evening where creative and inspiring Winnipeggers talk about their ideas, stories, experiences, or work. PKN Winnipeg is held quarterly and usually at the Park Theatre.



This year's posters are designed by Andrew Boardman. This volume's poster was also designed in part by his daughter, Maeve Boardman.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg) for more updates:

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The official PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol 39 hashtag is #pknwpg40.

And for more information and to see past talks, check out our website at:


PechaKucha Night Winnipeg is brought to you by the Graphic Designers of Canada – Manitoba Chapter.

Thank you to Print Shop by Vantage for being our print sponsors.

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