Numerous local, provincial, and national organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the webinars and events you can attend in the weeks ahead.


COVID-19 Crisis Communications for BC's Hospitality Industry

On Wednesday, March 24, from 10-11 a.m. PDT, ABLE BC's Executive Director, Jeff Guinard, will provide information on crisis communications, including a checklist and templates that will help your business communicate effectively with the public, team members, and media in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more and register online.


Business Smarts Webinar – Cybersecurity

The next Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Smarts webinar takes place Wednesday, March 24, from 9-10 a.m. PDT, with guest speaker, Garland Sharratt, consultant in cybersecurity / information security and resilience, offering information on how to make your business more secure. Click here for more information and to register.


Destination BC (DBC) Industry Calls

Join DBC’s bi-weekly industry calls for industry-specific updates related to COVID-19. The next call takes place on Thursday, March 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. PDT. Email to register.


Digital Support Services Info Session

Join the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) on Thursday, March 25, at 1 p.m. PDT to learn more about the complimentary Digital Support Services program offered as part of the Tourism Resiliency Network. Find out more and register online.


Virtual Business After Hours

Get ready to connect online as the Greater Westside Board of Trade hosts a virtual Business After Hours on Thursday, March 25, from 5-6 p.m. PDT, which includes the conclusion of their silent auction as well as a live auction. Click here to register. 


2021 Culinary Tourism Webinar Series

Don't miss the final two sessions of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) Culinary Tourism webinar series:

  • Growing Agritourism
  • Thursday, March 25, 8 a.m. PDT
  • Exceeding Expectations
    Wednesday, March 31, 8 a.m. PDT

Learn more and register by clicking the links above.  


Agriculture Human Resources Series

In conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries, the Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council is hosting a webinar series providing agriculture industry members with a variety of useful HR-related information. All sessions are held from 10-11 a.m. PDT:

Learn more and register by clicking the links above.  


Connect with Student Talent

Find out more about UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College's student talent and how working with students can benefit your business in this free webinar on Tuesday, March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT. The webinar is being hosted by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and presented by Talent Forward, which is a partnership program that helps connect businesses with student talent. Learn more and register online


Small Business BC (SBBC) Webinars

SBBC continues to regularly host webinars on a wide variety of topics applicable to small businesses. Upcoming sessions include:

Visit the SBBC website to see other upcoming webinars.


IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism 

IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism is hosting a virtual session on March 31, 2021, from 8:30-10 a.m. PDT, to examine and discuss recovery and the future of tourism, with industry members from across Canada. Click here for more details and to register. 


OYP Coffee Social

The next virtual coffee social, hosted by OYP, will take place from 8-9 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Register and join in on Kumospace to network with other Kelowna professionals. Click here for more information.


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.