Gotcha PechaKucha?

EV is proud to sponsor (and host) the next PechaKucha night 'Verge' on September 28th. Join us and get your juices flowing.

East Village is a neighbourhood where things happen fast, so EV feels right at home sponsoring this season’s PechaKucha events, where presenters have a mere 20 seconds to explain each of 20 slides. And since East Village is a neighbourhood on the edge of awesomeness, the theme suits us to a tee. “Verge” will be held September 28 at 7 p.m. in East Village, with entertainment beginning on RiverWalk behind the historic Simmons Building at 6 p.m., and the main event at the Golden Age Club at 7 pm.

It’s free and there’s insight and enlightenment at every turn. Bring your appetite for great street food, since Calgary’s food trucks are coming, and come early – some 25 geniuses of parkour will be lighting up RiverWalk with their incredible moves starting at about 6 pm. Think of it as dinner and a show before the show.

PechaKucha events always rally a wide range of thinkers on a given theme, and Verge is no exception. Here’s the list of people who will offer their perspective on the 28th:

• Jasmine Antonick, Startup Manager, Beakerhead
• Ellen Close, Associate Artistic Producer, Downstage
• Dr. Paul Fedak, Cardiac Surgeon
• Ralph Giannone, Architect, Giannone Petricone Associates
• Wendy Peters, Community Manager, Yelp Calgary
• Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc, Watershed+ Lead Artists
• Matthew Talbot-Turner, Editor, Breathe Parkour Magazine
• George Webber, Photographer

The PechaKucha event is being held on the verge of another first for Calgary – on the morning of September 29th, the city’s first annual Arts Champions Congress begins at cultural venues around the city. The keynote for the day of round-table conversations will be given by Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Foundation, a $13 million granting program. Cameron is an outspoken and inspiring arts advocate, and listening to him at the Jack Singer Concert Hall sounds like a perfect way to start a stimulating day after your stimulating PechaKucha evening.

Find out more about the Arts Champions Congress at

To reserve your free PechaKucha tickets, go to