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.

Small Business BC Live Education

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

Click the links above or visit the SBBC website to register and 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.

Successful Grant Writing Workshop

Learn more about the grant application process and how to put together a successful application in this online workshop offered by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), offered as part of its Tourism Resiliency Program. Tickets for the event, which takes place on Tuesday, March 15, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST, are $21 and can be purchased through the TOTA website.  

Nourishing Volunteer Managers

If volunteers are an important part of your organization's operations, you'll want to join in KCR Community Resources Nourishing Volunteer Managers webinar series. The next free session in the series takes place on Tuesday, March 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PST., with informal networking before and after the event. Learn more and register here.

OKGN Angel Summit: Finale Pitch Event

The OKGN Angel Summit Finale is set to take place virtually on March 16, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST. This year, the companies selected are working on solutions for everything from reducing waste and improving urban transportation to automation in the cannabis and retail industries. 

In addition to seeing which pitching company wins the $150K investment, attendees will hear from Osoyoos Indian Band Chief, Clarence Louie, during his keynote speech as well as a fireside chat with local entrepreneurs Dan Martell and Renée Warren. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Town Hall: Mental Health at Work

On Thursday, March 17, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, the Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, WorkSafeBC Chief Mental Health Officer, Dr. Ashley Spetch, and Canadian Mental Health Association of BC CEO, Jonny Morris, will lead this virtual town hall about workplace mental health, providing BC employers with information and tools they can use to support their teams. The free session will take place from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. PST. Register on the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC website

Career Development Webinar: One Woman's Journey to Leadership

The Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) is welcoming guest speaker, IBM Client Engineering Manager, Renée Leclaire Smith, for this one-hour webinar on Tuesday, March 22. Join in from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. PST to hear about Renée’s non-linear path to leadership. Visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets—general admission is free. 

Upcoming Tourism Industry Events

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.