Abbotsford’s first PechaKucha night draws in crowd

About 70 people gathered at The Reach for presentations

Robin Sather

Robin Sather

About 70 people gathered to hear presentations on art, music, photography, urban planning, radio, LEGO and more, at Abbotsford’s first ever PechaKucha night at The Reach Gallery and Museum.

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where a person shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and presenters talk along to the images.

The night began with a video greeting from Astrid Klein, one of the creators of PechaKucha, congratulating Abbotsford on their first ever PechaKucha event.

The event featured speakers like Robin Sather, who spoke about his unusual job as a certified LEGO creator. Other speakers included Patrick Oystryk, an urban planner, who spoke about innovative plans from cities around the world, and Sharon Huget, an artist who spoke about the impact of the architecture of Vienna on her art.

The evening was filmed and will be posted on the PechaKucha website. The Reach aims to plan more PechaKucha Nights in the future, for more information visit

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