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Why We Walk: A PechaKucha Night

January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

Join the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) in the Museum Auditorium on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00pm for an evening all about walking!

Since 2001, the NWTRPA has hosted an annual winter walking challenge called Walk to Tuk. Registered teams of NWT residents work together to conceptually walk the distance of the Deh Cho (Mackenzie River), 1,658 km from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk. As part of the 6th Annual Walk to Tuk challenge, the NWTRPA and PWNHC are joining forces to host a PechaKucha Night about walking.

What is a PechaKucha Night, you ask? It is a fun, laid-back gathering where people present and talk about a common topic using a digital slideshow presentation. 20 slides are displayed for 20 seconds each, resulting in a concise, fast-paced presentation with an emphasis on storytelling. Since the idea was born in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have been held in over 800 cities around the world.

We will have 8 snappy presentations that explore walking from different perspectives, including walking as transportation; walking tours; walking and the land; the spiritual aspects of walking; walking as a way of knowing; and the mechanics of walking.

Questions can be directed to Jess Dunkin, On the Land Programs Consultant at the NWTRPA (867.669.8376 | jdunkin@nwtrpa.org). More information about PechaKucha nights can be found at www.pechakucha.org.

Details

Date:
January 14, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/710663262368862/

Venue

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
4750 48th Street
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9 Canada
Phone:
873-7551
Website:
pwnhc@gov.nt.ca

Organizer

NWT Recreation and Parks Association
Phone:
867.669.8376
Email:
jdunkin@nwtrpa.org
Website:
www.nwtrpa.org