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.
On Wednesday, May 25, Small Business BC (SBBC) is hosting an online session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT to provide attendees with information on search engine marketing and analytics. Registration for the session can be completed through the SBBC website. Visit Destination BC’s website for information on how to access this session and future SBBC education webinars and resources free of charge.
The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to offer a five-session virtual training series—upcoming sessions include:
- May 19: Indigenous Inclusion
- May 26: Including Persons with Disabilities
- June 2: Race and Ethnicity in Canada
Click the individual links above to learn more about each session and to register.
The Government of BC is hosting a two-part webinar series to provide managers and supervisors, as well as HR and health & safety professionals, with the basic elements of due diligence. The first session will take place on May 25, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT, with the second session following from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. PDT. Registration for both sessions can be completed through the Employer Advisers' Office website.
Tourism Kelowna is inviting community members and travellers to join in the celebrations for the third annual Love for Kelowna Day, which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Locals and visitors are invited to share what they love most about our region on Instagram for a chance to win a Kelowna and area vacation prize worth $500. Tourism Kelowna stakeholders and other local businesses are invited to join in the celebrations and help spread the word about the day using our industry toolkit.
Each May, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and tourism associations across the country, including the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and Destination BC (DBC), spearhead Tourism Week in Canada, which acts as "an annual invitation for all tourism partners to come together to champion and promote Canada’s destinations, tourism businesses, and employees – from coast to coast to coast."
Tourism Week in Canada 2022 kicks off on Sunday, May 29 and runs until Sunday, June 4. This year's theme, Travel Now: For Work, Life, and Play!, celebrates the return of travel and tourism. This year, TIAC is challenging destinations, landmarks, attractions, venues and hotels to light up in green from May 29-June 4 as part of their #GreenMeansGo campaign to raise awareness of the tourism industry’s economic, social, and cultural importance in Canada.
Additional information and resources for Tourism Week are available at the following links:
- TIAC Tourism Week webpage
- Tourism Kelowna Industry Toolkit, including fact sheet
- TIABC/Destination BC Industry Toolkit
- TIABC/Destination BC Fact Sheet
- TIAC Industry Toolkit
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.