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Stand by me – An Evening Benefiting Blake Harper

Fundraising gala for Blakes treatment in India. The folks at Ex Nihilo Winery are graciously letting us use their winery for this event. Tickets are $125 and include -3 complimentary drinks -Live entertainment by Devon Coyote -Tapas -Live auction highlighted by live performance painting by Ellen Houben -Extensive silent auction -Safe...

Cost of living comparison

While many people see the great events the OYP Collective put on, few see that a part of my job is the recruitment and retention of young professionals to the Okanagan. The events, the lifestyle, the culture are huge draws, but contrary to popular belief,...

Latest instalment of Councillor’s Corner

Latest instalment of Councillor's Corner by OYP Member of Influence and City Councillor, Colin Basran. It's your chance to find out what's happening behind the doors of city hall. "Hello Everyone, First off, I’d like to thank my wonderful clients for helping me be named as one of...

UBCO Survey Consent Form

Research Project: Needs assessment and priorities for remaining/relocating to the Okanagan. This short survey should take approximately 5-8 minutes to complete. This survey is being conducted by Donnie Ungaro on behalf of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC). Only the researcher will have access to...

Councillor’s Corner

New Column  - Councillor's Corner As you may know we have two City Councillors as our Members of Influence, Colin Basran and Jamie McEwan. They will be reporting back to the OYP with a monthly update of all issues pertinent to young professionals in the Valley. They also...

timeDRIVE Social – Presented by Gennext Kelowna and the OYP Collective

Gennext Kelowna & The OYP Collective in partnership with Global Citizen Kelowna present… timeDRIVE Social TimeDRIVE is the first event of its kind in the Okanagan, offering volunteer opportunities, a silent auction, and a social event for young professionals. Hosted by Gennext Kelowna and the OYP Collective,...

Motionball Returning for 2013

The OYP is once again proud and honoured to be a part of the Motionball Marathon of Sport, June 15th in Kelowna. If you want to find out more about the event and how to get involved in this awesome day of sport and support...

10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

  By Lindsay Olson It's frustrating: Spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them. Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman,...

OYP Collective Showcase Social Recap

On Thursday October 25th, the Kelowna Heritage Museum was taken over by 179 young professionals, the Mayor of Kelowna and the acting Mayor of Peachland. This event was the first of its kind for the Okanagan. The Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective brought together 16 young...

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