PechaKucha Nights: Connecting the Community

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham and Markham Public Library are hosting PechaKucka Night Vol. 11 on May 6 at the Varley Art Gallery. Tickets to this event sold out in just 24 hours. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings that are held in over 900 cities across the world where creative types from the community share ideas, interests, thoughts and so much more – all using the PechaKucha 20x20 presentation format (20 slides x 20 seconds each).

“Markham joined the international PechaKucha movement in 2013, and now hosts four events per year at various locations across the City,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “This unique event is a great way to support our thriving creative community, and allows them to share their stories and connect with one another in an inspiring and welcoming environment.”

Are you interested in being a presenter for PechaKucha Night Vol. 12 on September 23? Email a 60-second video introducing yourself and your concept to by July 31.

Tickets for the next event will be released September 1 and will go fast, so be sure to visit bright and early to secure your spot. Admission is by donation. No one is too young or too old to enjoy PechaKucha Nights, so bring the whole family!

If you’d like to watch presentations from past PechaKucha speakers, visit