Local, provincial, and national organizations regularly host in-person and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on various topics. Here are some upcoming events you can attend in the weeks ahead.

Earth Day

Earth Day is just around the corner, and our team is getting ready to host and participate in a few celebratory events in and around Kelowna:

🐝 April 20: Earth Day Quest
🌸 April 21: Print & Play Earth Day Workshop
🌎 April 22: Earth Day Community Cleanup

Click here to find out more about all three events and how you can participate.

Small Shop Weekend

Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA), Small Shop Weekend is a three-day promotion, taking place from April 19 to 21, that celebrates and highlights the important role small businesses play in our community. Stop by the Kelowna Visitor Centre throughout the weekend for activations, including wine tastings on Saturday, April 20, and promotions on select retail items. Visit the DKA website to learn more.

Future Proofing the Okanagan

On Wednesday, May 1, UBC Okanagan (UBCO) and the Kelowna Chamber invite you to join them for an in-depth look at what is happening to 'future-proof' the Okanagan. UBCO faculty members will discuss how communities in the Okanagan can be more resilient in the face of ongoing climate change. Tickets for the event must be purchased before noon on Monday, April 29, 2024.

OC Cultivates: Tasting Festival and Innovators in Conversation

Join Okanagan College for OC Cultivates on Thursday, May 2. The in-person event includes a Tasting Festival presented by Argus Hospitality Group and a conversation between local innovators in the food, beverage, and tourism sectors. It will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Seating is limited, so secure your tickets through Eventbrite before they sell out. 

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) regularly hosts live webinars and provides access to on-demand learning. Visit the SBBC website to see what's coming up and to find more information on accessing these and future education webinars, along with other SBBC resources, free of charge, on Destination BC’s website.

Upcoming Local, Provincial, and National Events

Have an upcoming event or webinar that would interest those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.