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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...

OYP Winter Social

http://oypcollective.com/event/oyp-symphony-experience/     Back by popular demand, the OYP is hosting a young professional mixer before the rockets game. After enormous demand for another OYP Hockey night we have partnered with the Delta Grand and the Kelowna Rockets to put on a great event. Tickets are $35 and include a...

Free Agent spotlight – Jeff Tassone

An established Okanagan Alumni, Jeff is coming back to the Okanagan in search of that sense of community. Born in Castlegar BC, Jeff grew up in an entrepreneurial environment through his family business. From the age of 12, his parents had him working the front line and...

The 2016 Okanagan Technology New Year Kick Off!

Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, NYKO2016 brings together entrepreneurs, business people, and supporters of the Southern Interior’s technology community. Guests will establish valuable business connections with the Okanagan’s brightest entrepreneurs who make tech here. Get your tickets here! Please note that since we have booked a smaller, exclusive venue there will...

Lighthouse Labs is looking for a local community manager.

The job of a Community Manager is to act as an ambassador who engages and connects developers, employers, media, and students during and leading up to the launch of The Satellite Bootcamp.  Lighthouse Labs i​s a modern, immersive teaching facility for web and mobile software development....

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