**UDI Okanagan is now an Approved Education Provider for BC Housing’s Builder Licensing System**

2018 UDI Okanagan Events

Dec. 12, 2018 – U40 Christmas Social

Nov. 29, 2018 – Technological Disruption in the Real Estate Industry Luncheon

Oct 25, 2018 – CMHC’s Annual Forecast Luncheon

Oct. 12, 2018 – Our Future City Conference

Sept. 20, 2018 – UDI Okanagan Luncheon: Canadian Economy at Capacity and Confronting Challenges

Jul. 05, 2018 – U40 Group Summer Social

June 14, 2018 – LEEP Innovation Exchange

May 31, 2018 – Legends of UDI Luncheon

Apr. 26, 2018 – UDI Luncheon: How is Kelowna’s Population Changing and What Does That Mean for the Real Estate Development Industry?

Mar. 14, 2018 – UDI Luncheon: Housing, Consumption & Business Investment: BC’s Shifting Economic Landscape

February 26, 2018 – UDI Luncheon: What is the Next Era of Land Use Approvals?

Feb. 9, 2018 – U40 Mentorship Luncheon with Jonathan Friesen

Jan. 25, 2018 – UDI Luncheon: What Lies Ahead for the Development Industry in the Okanagan in 2018?

2018 External Events

Nov 29, 2018 Kelowna Holiday Reception featuring REIBC Research Results on Foreign Ownership Around The World to be held at Manteo Resort

Nov 22, 2018 2018 Mayor’s Luncheon to be held at Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna

Nov 22, 2018 2018 UDI Awards for Excellence to be held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver

Nov 13, 2018 Green Construction Research and Training Center (GCRTC)
Workshop/Luncheon to be held at Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna

Nov 08, 2018 FutureBiz Penticton 2019 Economic Outlook Forum hosted by Kelowna Chamber of Commerce to be held at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna

Oct 25, 2018 Are You Prepared to Report a Breach? MNP Webinar

Oct 09, 2018 All-Candidates Mayoral Forum Luncheon to be held at Lakeside Resort Conference Centre – West Wing, Penticton

Sep 12, 2018 Kelowna Garden Party hosted by Advance Engineering, Asset Construction, Mindhouse Marketing, Orenda Land Development Solutions and Space Interior Concept Solutions to be held at Courtyard at 1449 St. Paul Street, Kelowna

Jul 05, 2018 Step Code Industry Engagement Session to be held at Lake Country Municipal Hall (Carr’s Landing Room)

Jun 27, 2018 ACEC-BC Engineering Excellence in BC 2018 Panel Presentation to be held at The Innovation Centre, Kelowna BC

Jun 12, 2018 Rental Housing Task Force Community Meeting to be held at The Okanagan College – Centre for Learning Atrium, Kelowna BC

Jun 11, 2018 Construction Ready Student Showcase to be held at Okanagan Mission Secondary, Kelowna BC

May 09, 2018 Healthy Housing Strategy to be held at Ramada Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre

Apr. 27, 2018 An Evening to Celebrate Ron Mattiussi to be held at Delta Grand Hotel, Kelowna BC

Mar. 15, 2018 CMHC Spring Housing Forecast to be held at Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna BC

Feb. 19 – Mar 09, 2018 Journey Home Design Labs – Public & Stakeholder Sessions hosted by Journey Home Task Force & A Way Home to be held at Trinity Baptist Church, Kelowna BC

Feb. 02, 2018 Kelowna-West Byelection All Candidates Forum hosted by Okanagan Young Professionals Collective to be held at Okanagan Innovation Centre, Kelowna BC

2017 UDI Okanagan Events

Dec 15, 2017 UDI U40 Group Christmas Social: Third Space Coffee

November 30, 2017 UDI Luncheon: Lessons in Leadership from Kelowna Rockets President

October 26, 2017 2017 UDI Luncheon: This Changes Everything – 40,000 People Told Us What Motivates Them Most

Oct. 13 & 14, 2017 Development Fundamentals Master Class

September 28, 2017 2017 CMHC’s Annual Forecast Luncheon with Taylor Pardy

September 20, 2017 2017 U40 Mentor Luncheon with Matt Cameron

Jul. 13, 2017 UDI U40 Group Summer Social: Indigenous World Winery

May 30, 2017 UDI Luncheon: Embracing Technology in the Real Estate Development Industry

Apr. 25, 2017 UDI Luncheon: Kelowna’s Housing Market: How Much Vancouver, How Much Calgary?

Mar. 17, 2017 UDI Luncheon: The Future of BC and the Okanagan

Feb. 24, 2017 UDI Luncheon: Oil & Gas Industry Outlook & What That Means for Real Estate Development

Jan. 27, 2017 UDI Luncheon: BC’s Development Industry in 2017 — What You Need to Know

2017 External Events

Nov. 28, 2017 BC Chamber of Commerce Collective Perspective Dinner 2017. Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, BC

Nov. 23, 2017 Building Sustainable Communities. To be held at the BNA Brewing, Kelowna, BC

Nov. 15, 2017 Recycled Concrete Workshop. To be held at the UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna, BC

Nov. 14, 2017 COMMUNITY WATER FORUM: A One Water Approach to the Urban Water Cycle. To be held at the Okanagan Centre for Innovation, Kelowna, BC

Nov. 01, 2017 Upcoming Workshops: Building Knowledge and Capacity for Affordable Housing in BC Small Communities. To be held at the Castlegar, Cranbrook and Courtenay, BC

Oct. 10, 2017 Webinar: Protect Your Properties from Cyber Attacks, MNP

Sep. 09, 2017 ACECBC 9th Annual Okanagan Golf Tournament. To be held at the Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna, BC. For Sponsorship details click here

Apr. 27, 2017 Competitiveness, Carbon-Pricing & Other Challenges in a Donald Trump World. To be held at the Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna, BC

Mar. 30, 2017 WFN Business and Economic Development Conference. To be held at the Sensisyusten Community Centre, Westbank, BC

Feb. 1-2, 2017 CanBIM Regional Session and Technology Exhibition: “Facilitating Change in The Construction Industry”. To be held at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

2016 UDI Okanagan Events

Dec. 7, 2016 UDI Okanagan Christmas Reception (contact UDI office for registration information)

Nov. 22, 2016 UDI Luncheon: Digging Deeper Q & A with City of Kelowna Leadership & Industry

Nov. 17, 2016 UDI U40 Christmas Social: Sandhill Wines

Oct. 27, 2016 UDI Luncheon: The Stackable Boomer with David Allison

Oct. 18, 2016 U40 Mentorship Luncheon with Ron Mattiussi

Oct. 13, 2016 UDI FortisBC Breakfast

Oct. 05, 2016 U40 Group: Westside Development Tour

Sept. 29, 2016 CMHC Forecast Luncheon with Taylor Pardy

Sept. 9, 2016 Our Future City Conference

Jul. 14, 2016 UDI U40 Group Summer Social: Kelowna Yacht Club

June 24, 2016 UDI Annual Golf Tournament (foursomes are now SOLD OUT. For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact the UDI Okanagan office at: [email protected])

May. 26, 2016 UDI Luncheon: AGM & Technology and Real Estate Development Panel

Mar. 31, 2016 UDI Luncheon: Fireside Chat with City of Kelowna Leadership

Feb. 25, 2016 UDI Luncheon: Important Trends You Need to Know About Urban Infill Retail Development with Chris Beza from Callison

Feb. 12, 2016 U40 Mentor Luncheon with Shane Worman

Jan. 28, 2016 UDI Luncheon: What You Need to Know About the Development Industry in BC in 2016

2016 External Events

Dec 08, 2016 On Point Series #4: Getting Unstuck – Do we need a new relationship with transportation and mobility in our region?: Brought to you by Urban Systems Ltd. To be held at The Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna BC

Nov. 16-17, 2016 LEEP Technology Forum for the Building Industry. To be held at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, Kelowna BC

Nov 16, 2016 On Point Series #3: Should We Foster Greater Responsibility Towards Our Environment, Our Climate? — Perspectives about the heroes in our climate story: Brought to you by Urban Systems Ltd. To be held at The Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna BC

Oct – Dec 2016 Upcoming High Performance Building Courses and Events: Brought to you by Passive House Canada.
The building landscape is changing worldwide and the Passive House Standard is being inked into building codes, as the proven best way to build for comfort and energy efficiency.

Oct 25, 2016 On Point Series #2: How can the Okanagan build a future focused resilient economy? Brought to you by Urban Systems Ltd. To be held at The Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna BC

Oct 03, 2016 On Point Series #1: Finding our YIMBY. Reflections on affordability, housing and the way forward. Brought to you by Urban Systems Ltd. To be held at The Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna BC

Sep 28, 2016 Free Webinar for Canada’s Real Estate Sector: Anti-Money Laundering Requirements for Real Estate Developers & Brokers/Representatives, MNP LLP

Sep 16, 2016 8th Annual ACEC-British Columbia Okanagan Golf Tournament, Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna BC.
For Sponsorship information click here

Sep 15, 2016 FortisBC Trade Ally Network 2016 Trade Show, Kelowna BC.

Jun 29, 2016 Professional Development Continuing Studies, Project Management and Site Supervision, Okanagan College, Kelowna BC

May 19, 2016 City of Vernon Housing Forum, Schubert Centre, Vernon BC.

April 19, 2016 Kelowna Chamber AGM featuring keynote Sylvia Bosa, Bosa Properties Foundation, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre, Kelowna BC. Note: UDI Okanagan Members can attend at Member cost.

February 9, 2016 Pathways to Building More Energy Efficient Homes, Ramada Hotel, Kelowna BC

January 28, 2016  QUEST Community Energy Symposium: Preparing to Implement the Climate Leadership Plan, Anvil Centre, New Westminster BC

 2015 UDI Okanagan Events

Dec. 9, 2015 UDI Okanagan Christmas Reception (contact UDI office for registration information)

Nov. 25, 2015 U40 Christmas Reception at BNA

Nov. 19, 2015 UDI Luncheon: The Post-Election Economic Landscape and What That Means for Real Estate

Oct. 29, 2015 UDI Luncheon: Trends in Real Estate Development Panel

Oct. 15, 2015 U40 Mentorship Luncheon with Al Stober

Sept. 24, 2015 CMHC’s Annual Forecast Luncheon with Robyn Adamache

July 7, 2015 U40 Summer Boat Cruise & Social

June 26, 2015 UDI Okanagan Annual Golf Tournament – SOLD OUT

Jun. 04, 2015 UDI U40 Group Mentorship Luncheon with Mark Holland

May 28, 2015 UDI Luncheon & AGM: Bob Rennie Luncheon – Can We Solve Affordability Without Density?

Apr. 23, 2015 UDI Luncheon: The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Design Cities

Mar. 04, 2015 UDI Breakfast: The Internet of Things on Fibre

Feb. 26, 2015 UDI Luncheon: Building a Great Future for the BC Interior – UBC is a Partner

Feb. 13, 2015 U40 Mentor Luncheon with Walter Gray

Jan. 29, 2015 UDI Luncheon: What You Need to Know about the Development Industry in BC in 2015

2015 External Events

November 5-8, 2015 BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association 53rd AGM & Convention, Delta Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre, Kelowna BC

October 27-29, 2015 2015 Creative City Summit- Featuring Charles Montgomery, Award-winning author of ‘Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design’

Location: Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna
Date and time: Thursday, Oct. 29, 5 to 6 p.m. – doors open at 4:30 p.m. Reception and book signing to follow.
Tickets: $25 / $15 for students – only 160 tickets available through the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
Visit creativecity.ca

For more information click here or contact:
Jennifer Lord, General Manager
Creative City Network of Canada
[email protected]

Sandra Kochan, Cultural Services Manager
City of Kelowna

Tom Wilson, Communications
City of Kelowna

October 15, 2015 Building Smart #22 – From the Ground Up: Current Construction Options for New Homes in B.C.,Ramada Lodge Hotel, Kelowna
For more information Click Here

September 9, 2015 ACEC British Columbia: 7th Annual Okanagan Golf Tournament, Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna. REGISTRATION FORM

September 9, 2015 ACEC British Columbia: 7th Annual Okanagan Golf Tournament, Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna. SPONSORSHIP FORM

June 5, 2015 FortisBC Trade Ally Network- 2015 New Home Construction Trade Show, Kelowna.

Pathways to Net-Zero Buildings in B.C.

Date: June 4 to 5, 2015
Location: Sandman Hotel Vancouver, 180 W. Georgia

The Pembina Institute in conjunction with our lead sponsors — the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and TD Bank — is pleased to extend to you an invitation to our Thought Leader Forum: Pathways to Net-Zero Buildings in B.C.

This is not a conference. It is an opportunity for a frank conversation about what works and what does not in public policy for high-performance new commercial and multi-residential buildings in B.C. In a roll-up-your-sleeves environment, we will test policies, clarify challenges and identify areas of consensus.

As a leader in your field, we need your input to help to shape B.C.’s pathway toward a net-zero buildings policy.

The forum will include representatives from provincial and local governments, developers, builders, contractors, utilities, architects, engineers, research institutions, non-government organizations and labour groups.

This invitation-only two-day event will build on the foundational work of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, the Integral Group, the New Buildings Institute, the Lighthouse Building Centre, the Cascadia Green Building Council and others to help chart a course for net-zero buildings in B.C. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to shape B.C.’s net-zero buildings policy!

This is event is open to UDI Okanagan members on a first come, first serve basis while seats last. An early RSVP is appreciated. A formal invitation is coming soon, but confirming your attendance now will help with planning. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible as there is already a wait list for this event.

April 25, 2015 FortisBC event

April 15, 2015 ACEC British Columbia: Beyond the Vineyard: Future Business Opportunities in BC’s Southern Interior at the Delta Grand Resort, Kelowna.

April 9th & May 27th, 2015 – Both sessions are now full and a Fall session will be happening (date to be announced)

Development Process 101 – An Introduction to Kelowna’s Development Approvals Process

Date: April 9, 2015 & May 27th, 2015
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: Free

Course Topics:

Come learn about how the City’s development processes run. Starting with a big picture explanation of the Official Community Plan and Zoning, to the intricacies of Subdivision and Development Permits. Kelowna’s staff will explain how different processes work and how to navigate them efficiently.


Registration is open to the first 16 people to RSVP to Deb Champion at [email protected]


City Hall – April 9th session will take place in Knox Mtn Boardroom (4th floor). May 27th session will take place in Council Chambers.

April 9, 2015 CHBA Canadian Home Builders Association: Bright Horizons Building for Skills: Okanagan College, Kelowna.

February 18, 2015 Levelton Breakfast Seminar: Hazardous Materials at Marriott Fairfield Inn, Kelowna.

February 14, 2015 CHBC 23rd Annual Tommie Awards at Delta Grand Waterfront Hotel, Kelowna.

2014 UDI Okanagan Events

Jan. 30, 2014          What You Need to Know about the Development Industry in BC in 2014

Feb. 19, 2014          Building the Future through Urban Renewal

Feb. 24, 2014          U40 Mentor Luncheon with Kevin Edgecombe

(this event is only for U40 members.  To obtain a link to the registration area, please contact the UDI Okanagan office)

Mar. 12, 2014          City of Kelowna Year in Review

Apr. 24, 2014          People, Places & Participation: How Demographic & Economic Forces Are Shaping Our World, and Why You Should Care

June 9, 2014          Grant Thornton UDI Okanagan 2014 Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner

(This event is now SOLD OUT)

May 13, 2014          U40 Mentor Luncheon with Theresa Arsenault

(this event is only for U40 members.  To obtain a link to the registration area, please contact the UDI Okanagan office)

May 29, 2014          Epic Shift: A Fireside Chat with Ben Smith, VP Sales & Marketing with Rennie Marketing Systems

July 8, 2014          U40 Social – The Lake Lounge Boat Cruise

(this event is only for U40 members.  To obtain a link to the registration area, please contact the UDI Okanagan office)

Sept. 25, 2014      CMHC’s Annual Forecast Luncheon with Sarena Teakles and Robyn Adamache

Oct. 17 & 18          The Strategic Art of Development Approvals – A Master Class in Process, Politics and Negotiation (Please contact the UDI Okanagan office for the registration form)

Oct. 30, 2014        Mayoralty Candidates Forum – UDI Luncheon

Nov. 6, 2014          U40 Mentor Luncheon with Gail Temple

(this event is only for U40 members.  To obtain a link to the registration area, please contact the UDI Okanagan office)

Nov. 20, 2014        For Those About to Hike – We Salute You

Nov. 25, 2014        U40 Christmas Social

Dec. 3, 2014           UDI Annual Christmas Reception

(This event is limited to UDI members and sponsors and is by invite only.  If you are a UDI member or sponsor and would like to attend, please contact the UDI Okanagan office)

2014 External Events

September 10, 2014          Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) – British Columbia Golf Tournament at the Harvest Golf Club

September 18, 2014          BIM User Group of Kelowna Presents:  BIM Networking Event – Innovation in Design and Construction

October 1, 2014                  FortisBC event