Connect with new friends and other young professionals at a casual, friendly social in-person, as we explore downtown Kelowna with ice cream in-hand!
What to Expect
We'll be meeting at The Sails (Abbott St. & Bernard), which is in striking distance of some excellent local ice cream and gelato shops. We'll go grab our cones and explore Meet Me on Bernard together and find a place to sit!
This is a free event, with ice cream is available for purchase from the nearby shop of your choice (or whatever nearby treat or drink you want to grab, it's your hard-earned money!)
Drop in anytime from 5 - 7 p.m. to meet great people. You'll need to register in advance, and we will also provide instructions of where to meet/how to connect with the group if you're coming after 5:15 p.m.!
Not sure if you should come to our first Ice Cream Social? Join us if you are:
New to town
Born and raised in the Okanagan
A fresh face to business
Over forty (don't worry, we don't i.D.)
Someone who needs likes ice cream
Someone who doesn't like ice cream (it's optional to go buy)
Looking to make new friends, reconnect in the community, or expand your network
The Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective is a program of the COEDC, and a hub of resources to help attract and retain talent in the region. There's no membership and we don't sell anything (other than why it's so great to live here). All are welcome to come out and join to connect with other awesome young professionals in our community!
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity