Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events, while also starting to bring back in-person events, to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming events you can attend.
#HospitalityHustle 40-day Challenge
The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is once again hosting its #HospitalityHustle, this time in the form of a 40-day challenge, running from April 19 to May 29. The event is being held to generate awareness of the work BCHF does, promote positive lifestyle choices, and raise funds for the programs that the Foundation delivers. Learn more and register online.
Small Business BC Live Education
Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars including:
- Tuesday, April 26
- Get Started with Email Marketing | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT
- Wednesday, April 27
- Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. PDT
Click the links above to register or visit the SBBC website to view additional upcoming webinars.
Visit Destination BC’s website for information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge.
Hiring with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Mind
Talent MATCH and Talent 4 Non-Profits will be co-hosting this complimentary virtual session on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. PDT. Guest speaker, Akanksha Thakur (she/her), Project Lead for ACE-WIL’s EDI Resource Hub and the EDI Program Manager at TransLink, will introduce the EDI Hub and provide information on inclusive hiring. Click here to learn more and to register.
Advocacy in Action: Business Support Virtual Roundtable
On Thursday, April 28, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PDT, the Greater Westside Board of Trade is inviting business community members in the area to join them for an online roundtable, where they can share information on their needs and concerns. Click here to learn more and to register.
Kelowna Civic & Community Awards Gala
The City of Kelowna will host the 47th Annual Civic & Community Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, at the Laurel Packinghouse. Learn more about the awards and the finalists on the City of Kelowna website.
Small Business BC (SBBC) Virtual Awards Gala
SBBC will be handing out its annual business awards in a virtual ceremony taking place on Thursday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PDT. Admission to the event is free but advance registration is required. Visit the SBBC website to learn more and to register.
Peachland Business Excellence Awards
Celebrate the best of Peachland at the Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, April 30, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. PDT. Tickets for the events, which will include live entertainment and a food-truck style 'Taste of Peachland,' are $75 and can be purchased through the Peachland Chamber of Commerce website.
Upcoming Industry Events
- BCHF Okanagan Golf Tournament | May 10
- Tourism Industry Forum and Tourism Kelowna Annual General Meeting | May 11
- National Volunteer Week 2022: Volunteering is Empathy in Action | April 24 – 30
- Hotel Association of Canada Conference | May 2 – 3
- Rendez-vous Canada+ | May 24 –27
- Tourism Week in Canada 2022 | May 29 – June 4
Have an upcoming event or webinar that would be of interest to those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.