WRITING, WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING

For as long as I can remember, I have used stories, writing and public speaking to gain a greater understanding of myself, others, my experiences and the world. My greatest joy is connnecting with audiences because stories have the power to transform the way we see ourselves and our relationships, communities and place in the world. 

I am often engaged to write, speak and facilitate workshops on a range of topics, including community planning and development; mountain bike tourism and recreation; decolonization and reconciliation; fundraising; and storytelling. My goal in every forum is to connect with others in humorous, fun and memorable ways and help people consider new perspectives or face difficult subjects. 

If you would like to retain me to speak at an event, write an article or facilitate a workshop, please contact me at 604.345.6472 or plucas.catalyst@gmail.com.

 

My Publications

  • Everything You Know is Wrong | Emerge 17 - The Writer’s Studio Anthology | 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • The Truth About Sport and Reconciliation | University of British Columbia Longhouse, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education | September 2019

  • Allies on Bikes & Trails | Birdx, Arc’terx Tedx Talk series | September 2019

  • Riding from Colonialism to Reconciliation | Think Bike Whistler | June 2019

  • Recreation & Genocide | Western Mountain Bike Advocacy Symposium North Shore Mountain Bike Association & International Mountain Bike Association | October 2018

  • Regional Collaborative Models for Tourism Development| Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium | October 2015

  • Regional Mountain Bike Tourism Initiatives | Prince George Adventure Tourism Symposium | April 2015

  • Regional Indigenous/Aboriginal Tourism Strategies | International Aboriginal Tourism Conference | April 2014  

  • Rural Communities & First Nations Partnerships for Tourism Development |Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation National Rural Forum: New Realities, New Relationships| September 2014

  • First Nations & Mtn Bike Tourism: Building Relationships | Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium| February 2013  

  • Water & Happiness| World Water Day - CUSO – VSO | March 2010

 

Storytelling

  • Meat Pie Escape | The Flame (Christmas Edition with Metro Vancouver & Shaw TV) | November 2015

  • Foreign Brat | The Flame (Vancouver International Fringe Festival) | September 2015

  • The Platform | The Flame (Cottage Bistro) | April 2015

  • "The Lottery of Birth" Podcast | Told at All Souls Storytelling Evening: Wild Night & New Road, Celebrating Death and Dying Through Story | October 2015

  • "Riding the Sacred Headwaters" Storytelling [recording not available]|Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival | February 2015 and World Storytelling Day | Vancouver Society of Storytellers | March 2015​

© 2019 Big thanks to Paul Lucas, Daniel Scott and Cecile Gambin for photos used throughout this site and Mark Gaudi for the logo for the Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program!