Tourism Industry Showcase – Biosphere | Access BC Launch Event

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna BC

Tourism Kelowna, working together with the District of Lake Country, Destination Peachland, and the City of West Kelowna is hosting the first Central Okanagan Tourism Industry Showcase.

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is very pleased to be taking part in this event where we will be announcing Biosphere Certification Adhesion Program for Stakeholders.

Join us on Tuesday, May 1st at the Central Okanagan Tourism Industry Showcase for the first presentation of the newly released Biosphere Certification Adhesion Program for Tourism Industry Stakeholders.

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. together our partners from Spinal Cord Injury BC and GreenStep Solutions. will be presenting an overview on the recent Biosphere Certification received for the Thompson Okanagan Region as well as launching a companion program for stakeholders enabling you to participate and align with the regional sustainability certification through an Adhesion Program.

As part of our presentation we will be detailing the Biosphere Sustainability Designation and how it benefits our region today and into the future as well as outlining the next steps for our tourism businesses to engage and align in the certification process.

We will also be joined by Spinal Cord Injury BC as we announce our recent partnership and the launch of Access BC and the new WEBSITE; Providing awareness and resources to the tourism industry regarding accessibility initiatives.

May 1st Tourism Industry Showcase Agenda

This event is comprised of two segments including a tourism industry showcase as well as  workshops designed to increase the overall visitor experience.

The Biosphere Certification Adhesion presentation will take place on the main stage of the Laurel Packinghouse at 3 p.m. however we encourage you to attend for the entire day.

Event Schedule:

  • Tourism Industry Showcase 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Laurel Packinghouse
  • Human Resources Workshop 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Okanagan Orchard Museum (inside Laurel Packinghouse)
  • Social Media Workshop 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Okanagan Orchard Museum (inside Laurel Packinghouse)
  • Biosphere Launch presented by TOTA 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Main Stage, Laurel Packinghouse


In advance of the May 1st event we  encourage everyone to complete  our Biosphere Initiative Survey. This survey is applicable to  all tourism stakeholders and is intended to gauge  our industries current sustainable practices. We will be awarding a $50 VISA GIFTCARD to one winner drawn from those who complete the survey. For those of you who have already completed the survey, thank you! Your name will be added to the draw.

For more information regarding the Tourism Industry Showcase and to get your free tickets to the Biosphere  Certification Adhesion Launch, please visit the Eventbrite link below.


For more information please contact Mike Overend,

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