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March 2017

Startup Weekend Okanagan 2017

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - March 12 @ 8:30 pm UTC-8
Accelerate Okanagan, 201-1405 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E4 Canada
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Why not spend a weekend and create a company? Bring your ideas with you and pitch your best one to the group. Don't have an idea no problem, watch the pitches and choose the idea you want to bring your talents to. Then over the…

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JCI Kelowna Effective Speaking Training

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-7
Accelerate Okanagan, 201-1405 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E4 Canada
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Whether you are interested in public speaking as a profession, give presentations at work or just want to more clearly articulate your message to colleagues, friends or kids. This training is sure to leave you excited and ready to wow your audience. Shane Sondermann will…

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Young People in Business: The Mixer

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-7
The Canadian Brewhouse & Grill, 3030 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1W2 Canada
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**REGISTRATION REQUIRED ONLINE** (Issues registering? Give us a call at 250-469-7350. If it is a drop down menu that is not working... you are able to type the number out to complete your registration.) Want to meet some cool new people? Good, so do we!…

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OYHP Spin & Social Night

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-7

Join your fellow health professionals for a SPIN & SOCIAL and let's get moving together! 6:00PM - Enjoy a fun 50 minute Class at SPINCO! All experience levels are welcome 🙂 It is best to show up 5-10minutes before class start to set up a…

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JCI Experience Night

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-7

Come out and check out what JCI Kelowna is all about. JCI Experience Night is your opportunity to dip your toe in the JCI pool. This is our premiere networking event for new members to meet our alumni and other new members. Get to know…

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Startup Basics: Lived it & Learned it Panel

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-7

At this panel, local startup founders will be sharing the lessons that they have learned along their entrepreneurship journey and tips and tricks for the early stage entrepreneur. All of the panellists have been on the startup path for a while and have likely faced…

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April 2017

YPIB: Super Casual Coffee Social

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am UTC-7
Bread Co, 363 Bernard
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N6 Canada
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Calling all under 40's! (Or those young at heart!) Are you new to town, a fresh face to business, or just looking to make new contacts? Come join us on the first Wednesday of every month for an opportunity to socialize, to meet new people…

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April General Meeting

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-7

Join us for another great meeting! As always, doors open at 6:45 and meeting starts for 7pm. We will be accepting donations for Shoe Bank Canada. Special training this month For Effective Speaking with Shane Sondermann.

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Mentorship Lunch Featuring Speaker Robert Fine

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-7

(Issues registering? Give us a call at 250-469-7350. If it is a drop down menu that is not working... you are able to type the number out to complete your registration.) Our community is full of some incredible leaders; this is your chance to learn…

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Urban Rec Volleyball Drop-In Friday, April 14

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-7

We will always cap the players at 36 so people don't have to rotate in but get to play the entire time! If you aren't there in time to be the first 36 you will have to sit and wait for someone to leave or…

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BC Bacon & Cider Festival – Supporting OC Culinary Students

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-7
The Laurel Packing House, 1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9 Canada
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Join us for a fabulous evening featuring some of BC’s very-best craft cideries pouring samples of their newest, tastiest ciders. Pair that with incredible bacon-inspired dishes prepared and served by the Okanagan College Culinary Arts students. Enjoy the flamenco-influenced strumming of our award winning guitarist.…

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May 2017

YPIB: Super Casual Coffee Social

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am UTC-7

YPIB Super Casual Coffee Social Calling all under 40's! (Or those young at heart!) Are you new to town, a fresh face to business, or just looking to make new contacts? Come join us on the first Wednesday of every month for an opportunity to…

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TimeDrive Marketplace: Presented by Bananatag

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-7
Sandhill Winery, 1125 Richter St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6 Canada
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What is TimeDrive Marketplace? First envisioned in 2013, TimeDrive began as a collaboration between the OYP Collective where non-profit organizations could showcase their volunteer opportunities to event attendees who bid their time as a sign of support in a "charity auction" format. New this year…

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BDO Leadercast Kelowna 2017 presented by the Kelowna Jaycees

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-7
UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V1V7 Canada
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What is it? Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, bringing together some of the most recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other. The event is broadcast live each year from Atlanta to 100,000+ people in…

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Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Myles McGovern

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-7
Accelerate Okanagan, 201-1405 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E4 Canada
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Powered by Accelerate Okanagan and Grant Thornton, Entrepreneurs Unplugged features an experienced entrepreneur who shares their startup experiences. Community members will have an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created, as well as the chance to ask questions to the guest entrepreneur. This…

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Noon Hour Business Smarts – Email Marketing & The Law

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-7

Email marketing is an effective way to get your message out to your contacts. But did you know that you could be breaking the law by simply sending an email? Even if you don't consider your emails as "spam", starting July 1st, there are new…

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Kelowna Sushi & Sake Festival

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7

Join us for an afternoon full of entertainment, paired with Kelowna's best Sushi & Sake. Over 10 restaurants in Kelowna are preparing their best Sushi to be paired with fine Japanese Sake and spirits. Ticket includes entertainment and 10 tokens for Sushi &/or Sake. Extra…

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June 2017

2nd Annual Sip & Scavenge

June 4 @ 11:00 am - June 5 @ 3:00 pm UTC-7

Our 2nd Annual Sip & Scavenge is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th. $30/person for a team challenge filled afternoon along with 5 tasting rooms, and after mingle aboard the Boardroom. Teams of 8 will be sent on an afternoon of tasks and clues around the…

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Top 40 Over 40 Wrap-Up Party

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-7

Kelowna is full of remarkable people and this years' Top Forty OVER 40 has been a testament to that. On June 21st, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a wrap-up event to honour and celebrate the individuals featured in this years' Top Forty…

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Startup Drinks | Strawhouse

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7

Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, Startup Drinks is a Friday, after-work meet up that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Come out, meet your peers, bring your colleagues, and chat over some beer, cider and wine provided by Big Surf Beer and Niche Wine Company. Who…

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