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.

Black History Month

There are several events taking place throughout the month in honour of Black History Month, including:

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars, including:

Click the links above to register or visit the SBBC website to view additional upcoming webinars. 

For information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

Greater Westside Board of Trade Business After Hours

Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade (GWBT) at Wing's West Kelowna on Thursday, February 9, for their February Business After Hours event. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the event offers networking, local food and drink. and some great prizes. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Lake Country Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Excellence Awards

On Friday, February 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2022 Business Excellence Awards at Creekside Theatre. The "Nifty Bash" will celebrate the best of Lake Country businesses, and guests are encouraged to join in the fun of the '50s-style theme. Tickets are $55 per person and include individual charcuterie, dessert boxes, and a champagne toast. Visit the Chamber website for more information and to purchase tickets. 

How to Welcome LGBT+ Guests & Employees

Hoteliers and their team members are invited to join the BC Hotel Association (BCHA) on Wednesday, February 15, to "discover how to thoughtfully welcome the LGBT+ community to your property." During the free online session, which will take place at 1 p.m., Loren Christie, Director of Business Development & Strategy at Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), will deliver actionable tactics you can use. Learn more and register through Zoom

TIAC's Ask An Expert: Tell Stories, Reach Travellers

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) members and associate members are invited to attend the organization's next Ask an Expert webinar, focusing on travel content marketing. Experts Jessica Robinson and Jason Ainsworth from Globe Content Studio will lead the session, which takes place on Wednesday, February 15, at 11 a.m. PT. Learn more and register through the TIAC website

Propel Student Work Placement Program Info Session

Employers are invited to join Tourism HR Canada to learn more about the Propel Student Work Placement Program, which is a wage subsidy program designed specifically for the tourism and hospitality sector. The free info session will take place virtually on Thursday, February 16, at 10 a.m. PT. Registration can be completed through Zoom

Future 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.