Numerous 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 upcoming events you can attend.

TIAC Member Talk

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) members are invited to join the organization's President and CEO, Beth Botter, for a discussion about TIAC's "post-election priorities and action plan." The online event takes place on Tuesday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT. Visit the TIAC website for more information. 

Get to Know UBCO Co-op: Virtual Coffee Chat

On Wednesday, October 13, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. PDT, UBC Okanagan's Interdisciplinary Co-op office will be hosting a virtual coffee chat for businesses and organizations to learn more about UBCO's co-op program and to discuss the resources available to assist in the hiring process. Registration for the Zoom session can be completed online

na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən: Traditional Shelters and Tule Mats

The next session in Kelowna Museums' na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən series takes place virtually on Wednesday, October 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The family-friendly session will focus on "traditional shelters and lifestyles of First Nations’ from around Turtle Island, with a particular focus on syilx (Okanagan) culture." Those individuals in and around Kelowna can visit the Okanagan Heritage Museum to pick up materials to make their own mini tulle mat. 

How to Apply to Futurpreneur's Black Entrepreneur Startup Program

Join Business Development Managers from Futurpreneur Canada on Thursday, October 14, from 10-11 a.m. PDT, to learn more about the Black Entrepreneur Startup Program, including its application process and eligibility requirements. Visit Eventbrite to register for the session or to view future dates.

Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation

The second session in kinSHIFT and Purppl's four-part Elements of Truth series, Air: Expanding Perspectives, takes place on Friday, October 15.  Each workshop in the series is 2.5 hours long, taking place every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The rest of the October workshops are as follows:

  • Fire: Awareness of Power and Privilege, October 22
  • Water: Shared Responsibilities, October 29

For more information on each workshop, and to view future dates/times, visit the kinSHIFT website.

Small Business BC Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars including: 

Click the links above or visit the SBBC website to register and to view additional upcoming webinars.

For information on how to access these sessions, as well as future education webinars and additional SBBC resources free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

Valley Wide 2021 Small Business Week

Community Futures is inviting business owners in the Okanagan and Shuswap "to participate in three days of development workshops and connect with peers from across the valley" through their virtual Small Business Week events. Taking place from October 19 to 21, sessions are centred around three main topics: 

  • Doing Business in Uncertain Times
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Visit the Community Futures North Okanagan website to learn more and to register for the free sessions.

For more information on events taking place as part of BDC Small Business Week, which runs October 17-23, click here


Unicorns.LIVE has a couple of live-streamed programs taking place this week:

  • On October 19, tune in at 6:30 p.m. PDT for Two-Spirit Tea with Ella and Simma, where the conversation will centre on the origins of Halloween.
  • Learn more about the Kelowna Art Gallery's newest exhibit in this virtual event, ART - A Year From Now, which takes place on Monday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. PDT

To see more of the upcoming virtual events, visit the Unicorns.LIVE website.

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.