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 of the upcoming events you can attend in the weeks ahead.

TOTA 29th Annual Golf Tournament

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is hosting its 29th Annual Golf Tournament at Black Mountain Golf Club on Thursday, October 13. Registration for the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., closes on Monday, October 10. Visit the TOTA website for more information and to secure your spot. 

Empower Her - Kelowna

On October 18, WORTH Association will host Empower Her, bringing together women from recreation, tourism, and hospitality for an evening of networking and inspiring panel discussion from notable women in our industries, including Tourism Kelowna President & CEO, Lisanne Ballantyne. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Coast Capri Hotel. Visit the event website for more information and to purchase your tickets. 

2022 Small Business Week

BDC Small Business Week takes place from October 16 to 22, 2022—this year's event celebrates Canada's dreamers and doers through its theme, Dare to do things differently: Power up your growth. The week will include:

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.

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

Downtown Kelowna 'After 5'

The Balsam School, Pela, and Hatch Interior Design are hosting the next Downtown Kelowna 'After 5' on Wednesday, October 19, from 5-7 p.m. The event will take place at The Innovation Centre, offering the opportunity to network and socialize with fellow business and community members. Tickets are $12 each and include appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets; group pricing is available, in limited quantities. Learn more and purchase tickets through Eventbrite

Greater Westside Board of Trade's Business After Hours

Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade at City Furniture West Kelowna on October 20 for its October Business After Hours event. Taking place 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. Visit the GWBT website for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Future Events

Save the Date

Registration for the following events will open soon:

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.