Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide information, to help us stay connected, and to inspire new ways of thinking. Here are some of the webinars and events you can attend in the week ahead.


Supporting Mental Health: Navigating Uncertainty

On Wednesday, December 16, at 12 p.m. PST, The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) will be hosting the next webinar in its Tourism Resiliency Program Series, focused on practical strategies that can be used to promote personal wellness in the coming months and beyond as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more info and to register.


TIAC State of the Industry

Also, on Wednesday, December 16, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and Twenty31 will be hosting a state of the industry webinar at 10 a.m. PST. The webinar is only open to TIAC members. Click here to register.


Destination BC (DBC) Tourism Industry Calls

DBC continues to host its industry calls, taking place bi-weekly on Thursdays, to provide updates about government support, share research and analytics, and provide updates from various sectors. To participate in the calls, please email


Hospitality & Tourism Update

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC), BC Hotel Association (BCHA), and TOTA will jointly host a webinar on Friday, December 18, at 1 p.m. PST, to discuss the work done by the Tourism Task Force and the Tourism & Hospitality Coalition, and to provide a general update on the industry and a look forward to 2021. Click here to register.


Women in Leadership: Politics

The final webinar in the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s Okanagan College Speakers Series for 2020 will take place on Friday, December 18, from 12-1 p.m. PST, with three high-profile leaders—MP Kelowna Lake-Country, Tracy Gray; MLA Kelowna-Mission, Renee Merrifield; and, Kelowna City Councillor, Gail Given—sharing their experiences as woman in senior government and their perspectives on women in politics. Click here for more information and to register.


Holiday Events:


LOUD Business Jingle Bingo Balls

LOUD Business – LGBTQ Business Association of Vancouver is presenting Jingle Bingo Balls, a virtual Drag Queen Bingo taking place on Thursday, December 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., with three rounds and lots of prizes to be won. Click here for more information to register. 

Jingle Mingle Coffee Social

Join Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective for some festive fun at their Jingle Mingle Coffee Social on Wednesday, December 23, from 8-9 a.m. PST. Ugly sweaters, crazy holiday hats, or winter onesies are encouraged, with prizes for most fashionable. Click here for more info and to register.


If you missed some of these recent virtual events, they are now available to as recordings:


Have an upcoming event or webinar that would be of interest to those in the tourism industry? Email me at so we can include the information in our roundup.