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.

2SLGBTQI+ Travel Market-Ready Webinar

Join CGLCC on Tuesday, February 27, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. PST or on to learn more about the 2SLGBTQI+ travel market and best practices from around the world. Registration for the free online session can be completed here

UBCO Community Market

On Tuesday, February 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., UBCO will host its Community Market, showcasing local and sustainable products. If you're interested in becoming a vendor at the market, email ubcofarmers.market@ubc.ca.

Disability and Inclusion Training for Small Business Employers

Join Small Business BC (SBBC) and ETHOS Career Management Group for this free webinar on Tuesday, February 27, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendees will "gain practical insights into crafting inclusive job ads, adapting interview processes, and leveraging employment service providers for effective job coaching." Registration for the session can be completed through the SBBC website

Downtown Kelowna 'After 5'

GSL Group and the Kelowna Rockets are hosting the next Downtown Kelowna 'After 5' on Wednesday, February 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Prospera Place, offering the opportunity to network and socialize with fellow business and community members. Tickets are $15 each (plus tax) and include appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets. Learn more and purchase tickets here

Leap Day Coffee Social

Drop in for OYP Collective's monthly coffee social anytime between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 29. The leap day event will occur at Accelerate Okanagan's lounge in the Innovation Centre. Admission to the event is free, though advance registration is recommended

Being UBCO Career Fair Ready

Find out how you can make the most of your time at UBCO's upcoming Career Fair with this free in-person session, hosted by Career Services on Thursday, February 29, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 207 in the University Centre (UNC) building. Advance registration can be completed through the UBCO website

GWBT Key Business Awards

The Greater Westside Board of Trade (GWBT) will announce the winner of its 22nd Annual Key Business Awards on Thursday, February 29, at an in-person presentation dinner at The Cove Lakeside Resort. The event is sold out, but stay tuned to GWBT's online channels for more information on the winners. 

2SLGBTQI+ Diversity & Inclusion Training

On Friday, March 1, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and CGLCC are hosting an online session about how to create a welcoming and accessible workplace for 2SLGBTQI+ community members. Tickets are $25 (plus tax) and can be purchased online here

Capital Connections | International Women's Day Edition

Accelerate Okanagan (AO) and the National Angel Capital Organization invite community members to join them on Thursday, March 7, to celebrate women in technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and investing. Tickets for the event, which takes place at the Innovation Centre from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., are $30 (plus taxes & fees) for the general public and free for AO Members. Find out more and purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

Kelowna International Women's Day 2024

Join in the Kelowna celebrations for International Women's Day on Friday, March 8. The event will take place at the Innovation Centre, with a host of keynote speakers throughout the day-long event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $79, with all profits being donated to Kelowna Gospel Mission - Women's Communities. Purchase tickets here

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 Tourism Industry 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.