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

Womxn Indigenous Legacy Leaders

National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) is hosting W.I.L.L., Womxn Indigenous Legacy Leaders, webinar series from May 10-14. This 5-day event will focus "on creating a space to empower Indigenous womxn through storytelling, wisdom and knowledge sharing." The cost of the series is $25 and registration can be completed online

How Businesses Can Save Money, Energy & Our Environment

On Tuesday, May 11, join the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and FortisBC for a 45-minute webinar (starting at 1 p.m. PDT) on ways that your business can make changes to improve efficiency, address climate change, and save costs. Register online for this free session. 

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Member TALK

Members can join TIAC President and CEO, Beth Potter, for April's Member TALK, which is taking place Tuesday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT. Join in to learn more about TIAC's work and to take part in the Q&A. If you can't participate this month, the event is held on the second Tuesday of every month. Login on the TIAC website to learn more and to register. 

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 11, from 12-1 p.m. PDT to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Five Asian Pacific American leaders in public higher education will be speaking as part of the event. Click here to learn more and to register. 

Build Your Business Webinar Series

Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) four-part webinar series continues weekly through the end of the month, providing entrepreneurs with practical skills and strategies that can be used to build their business:

All sessions take place from 10-11:30 a.m. PDT at a cost of $25 per session. For more information and to register, visit the WEC website.

Chinese Voices of the Okanagan: A Showcase

Join in on Wednesday, May 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. PDT to connect with UBCO students as they discuss "linguistic diversity amongst members of the Chinese community in Kelowna." Find out more about this free event and register online

The Story of Bhangra

On Thursday, May 13, UBCO will host a virtual event with internationally renowned Bhangra artist, Gurdeep Pandher, who will "share the story of Bhangra and its connections to the land and people of Punjab, India." Register online for the event, which takes place from 6-7 p.m. PDT.

na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən: Indigenous Plants and Herbal Balms

Join Kelowna Museums and Wildrose Native Traditions to learn more "about the plants of the Okanagan and how they are used in syilx culture." Registration for the virtual session can be completed online.

Hospitality & Tourism Industry Update

If you missed last week's industry update from the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and the Bristish Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA), you can view a recording online at your leisure. 


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.