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How does the Okanagan Compare

It's hard to define what makes the Okanagan Special, it is a different answer for everyone but inevitably those who call the Okanagan home can point to more than a few things. The OYP undertook the challenge of trying to put some of those reasons...

Kiersten Ballard

Kiersten, left Kelowna after high school to work in Tokyo and London, the last 5 years have been career focussed in Vancouver, but like many, the allure of the Okanagan has drawn her back to the region. A passionate runner and outdoor enthusiast, the lifestyle and...

Miranda O’Connor

Miranda, originally born in Montreal, was raised in the Caribbean where she grew up in an entrepreneurial environment. A founder of several startups herself, the Okanagan caught her eye when looking for a move for her family and back to Canada. She wanted a safe...

OYP Heads to Toronto

Join us on Apr 22 in Toronto for a Taste of the Okanagan. Food, wine and beer from the region will be the highlight of the night with special tastings of Quails Gate wine, Tantalus Wine, Tree Brewing and food inspired by the region, and...

Rhys Mahannah

Rhys was born in Edmonton and raised in Kelowna, and feels lucky to call the Okanagan home. He recently returned from a 5.5 month-long trek through SE Asia and Australia – his first-ever solo trip. With a Masters in English Literature and an insatiable hunger...

Students win big!

2 Enactus Teams from Okanagan College Win Regionals and Head to Nationals Okanagan College’s Enactus teams have returned from Western Canadian Regionals in Calgary with two first-place finishes. This means they get to head to the National Exposition in Toronto later this year. The team from Okanagan College...

Skill development perfect for our region

As many can see clearly when you look at local tech job boards, our community needs more skilled employees to meet our booming community. Lighthouse Labs is an intense, immersive learning environment with endless support. Students are surrounded by passionate, and driven people including mentors,...

Nathan Waters

A story we hear often, one of our best is looking to come back. Nathan grew up in the Okanagan as a child, moved to get his degree in Computer Science from UBC and worked in Vancouver (less a short time in South Korea teaching...

Finding work and finding employees just got easier.

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is launching a new component of its Workforce Development Programming. Magnet is a skills-based, employment matching platform that will serve as a key tool for employers and job seekers throughout the Central Okanagan. A regional adoption of Magnet...

Heart & Stroke Big Red Bike

Remember the feeling of riding the Heart & Stroke Big Bike? In May 2015 - 72 Big Bike teams in the Okanagan/Kootenays raised over $171, 000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation!  We have the Big Bike in Kelowna from May 4th – 7th 2016. It's the...

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