Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2022

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Tourism Kelowna is once again celebrating National Volunteer Week (NVW), which runs from April 24 to 30. This year's theme, “Empathy in Action,” celebrates “the empathy, compassion, and generosity of volunteers [that] creates connected communities and builds a stronger Canada." …

Knowledge Base: Promoting Your Events

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If your business or organization hosts events that welcome visitors and locals, like festivals, live performances, or workshops, we encourage you to submit all the details to our online events calendar so we can assist in promoting them…

2021 Visitor Experience Volunteer Survey Results

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Our Visitor Experience team's ability to provide service to travellers and residents—which occurs at our Kelowna Visitor Centre (KVC), at the airport kiosk in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW), as well as with our mobile team, who attends events, festivals, and conferences—would not be possible without the support of our dedicated volunteer base…

Welcoming New Visitor Experience Team Members

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Tourism Kelowna is pleased to welcome several new members to our Visitor Experience team! Michelle Dupuis has joined the team in the position of Visitor Experience Coordinator. Michelle is involved with the community, loves volunteering, and is excited to start this position at Tourism Kelowna. She…

Meet Me on Bernard Wraps Up its Inaugural Year

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The Labour Day long weekend coincided with the final days of Meet Me on Bernard (MMOB) for 2021. The program, which saw the 200 - 500 blocks of Bernard Avenue open to pedestrian foot traffic only for July and August, had a very successful first year given the ebb and flow of permitted activation types, provincial health orders, and weather conditions…

Summer in Downtown Kelowna: Meet Me On Bernard

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Our Visitor Experience team is excited to be launching a mobile activation as part of the Meet Me on Bernard project this summer, which will see Bernard Avenue open to pedestrians only—from July 1 to September 6—with patios, activations, and park-like spaces set up for locals and visitors to enjoy…

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2021

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Tourism Kelowna is once again celebrating National Volunteer Week (NVW), which runs from April 18 to 24. This year's theme, “The Value of One, The Power of Many,” celebrates “the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.” This year also marks the 20 th  anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. …