Upcoming Events

March General Meeting
Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for our March General Meeting

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


April General Meeting
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for our April General Meeting.

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


May General Meeting
Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for our May General Meeting

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


June General Meeting
Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for the June General Meeting.

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

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September General Meeting
Thursday, September 06, 2018 at 7:00 pm

We hope you enjoyed your summer break! Join us as we resume our public meetings at the September General Meeting.

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


October General Meeting
Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for our October General Meeting.

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


November General Meeting
Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for our November General Meeting.

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


December General Meeting
Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for the last General Meeting of the year!

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


Past Events

Super Bowl 52 Party at Dakoda's - Presented by JCI Kelowna
Sunday, February 04, 2018 at 2:00 pm

It's that time of year again - the Super Bowl is here!

Come out and enjoy this awesome event while watching some football and socializing with your friends.

Is there anything you'd rather do on a Sunday afternoon than watch the biggest football game of the year, paired with a couple of drinks and some great eats? Of course not!

Our hosts Dakoda's Sports Bar & Grill will be planning delicious food, there will be the 50/50 draw and squares sold for Q1/Q2/Q3/FINAL. Out on the patio will be the football toss again with the winner taking home The Grand BACON prize... bacon for a year.

Also, 1 of 2 amazing platinum prizes!! Thanks to our amazing sponsor La-Z-Boy of Kelowna...

1. LG 55" 4K TV
2. La-Z-Boy Recliner worth approx $1600

WOW!!! This is going to be an AWESOME event, invite your friends and let's have a good time at Dakoda's this Sunday @ 2 PM!!!!

Eventbrite entry comes with 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket and 1 food voucher. Cost $20. Door tickets $25.

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February General Meeting
Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for our February general meeting.

We are pleased to announce guest speaker, former President and CEO of Sun-Rype Products Ltd., Dave McAnerney, who will be leading a training session on how to lead/manage and perform in effective teams.

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


January General Meeting
Thursday, January 04, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Join us for the first meeting of the year as we recap 2017 and review and approve the Plan of Action and budget for 2018.

Training:
To kick off 2018 we are being treated by Kelowna's Rawle James, a motivational speaker and an expert on the UN's Sustainable development goals. We will also be hearing from a local student group (Enactus Okanagan College) that develops projects which directly address the SDG's.

As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


November General Meeting
Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Welcome to November. Excellent training lined up for this meeting giving us a chance to learn more about a few great organizations in the community.

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


2017 Mayor's Luncheon
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Join us for the 2017 Mayor's Luncheon at the Kelowna Yacht Club. Presented by the Kelowna Jaycees and catered by the Kelowna Yacht Club, this lunch hour event is a great forum to discuss social, cultural and political topics that affect the community. After talking about the last few years in Kelowna, keynote speaker Mayor Colin Basran will host round table discussions on a variety of subjects. The food is going to be spectacular and the networking opportunities are plenty. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved and actively shape our community.

Kelowna Yacht Club, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 1J1


October General Meeting - Elections for 2018 Executive
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Welcome to October. This meeting will have the elections for the 2018 executive board.

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


September General Meeting
Thursday, September 07, 2017 at 6:30 pm

It's back to the grind after an awesome summer. Nominations for the 2018 executive will be held this month.
Please also note new start time to allow for an earlier end time to promote more socializing after the meeting.

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


Rene Bourgault Legacy Golf Tournament
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Join us for Rene's 2017 Legacy Golf Tournament presented by SYNLawn.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rene-bourgault-legacy-golf-tournament-presented-by-synlawn-tickets-33096110357

Come and join the FUN at the annual Rene Bourgault Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by SYNLawn on July 21st, 2017 at the Okanagan Golf Club.

WHAT?
This annual golf tournament, which was created by Rene, will be bringing together over 140 professionals again for an exceptional afternoon on the links. Funds raised will create a grant through Community Futures to provide start-up funding to an outstanding young entrepreneur in our community.

WHY?
Rene Bourgault was an active part of the Kelowna community and the founder of the Kelowna Jaycees annual golf tournament. An avid golfer and charismatic character, Rene believed in community, hard work and entrepreneurialism. To continue his legacy, JCI Kelowna has created a grant in his name for a deserving entrepreneur using proceeds from this event.

TICKET
Your ticket to the tournament includes a 9-hole Texas scramble tournament on the Bear Course, with carts for each team, a roast beef buffet dinner, raffle and draw prizes.

A portion of the proceeds will also be used to help fund professional and entrepreneurial development programs for local JCI members. Rene was an engaged member of the JCI Kelowna and he started and managed this golf tournament from the begining.
SPONSORSHIP
Are you looking to give back? We are looking for sponsors!

Gold Sponsor ($750)
Logo recognition on print/web media and prominent social media mentions - Signage - Table to promote your business - Verbal recognition during dinner

Putting Green / Hole Sponsor ($300)
Signage - Table to promote your business - Verbal recognition during dinner Kelowna Jaycees are also seeking donations to be used towards prizes for the golfers, swag bags and raffles. Donations may also be grouped into large baskets or package draws for the raffles.

Okanagan Golf Club - Quail and Bear, Kelowna, Canada, V1V 2A4


JCI Adult Summer Camp
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Come out for what promises to be the best kickoff to summer you can imagine. Ever been to summer camp as a kid? Think that, but this time no adults to supervise. We have the entire campground to ourselves

Enjoy yourself and unwind with friends and new friends, fires and bad story telling at night, relax and unwind in downtime with Paddle boards. Kayaks. Canoes. Fishing. Swimming. Archery and more. Saturday will be loaded with training on things you need to make yourself the indispensable addition to any summer camping or outdoor trip.

The Saturday will be loaded with fun training, some competitions and a great time. Learn the basics you need to be an expert car camper with

Camping 101 and 102

Learn the basics you need to be an expert entry level camper with Car Camping 101 - What to pack (checklists to take home), what make awesome food to pack (it doesn't always need to be hotdogs), how to set up, choose where to go (provincial campgrounds are okay, but Forest service roads give you some great opportunities).

Wilderness survival 101, 102, 103.

How to start a fire without the usual lighter, fire starter and more. Chop wood. Foraging - Learn what you can and cant eat in the wilderness, knot tying (learn those knots you need to survive or impress your new tinder match), wilderness first aid, Orienteering and more. Archery lessons.

Camping cooking - You may be the master of your grill at home, but cooking on a fire and propane stove are hard to compete with.


Fun activities

Capture the flag, Fishing, Drinking, Chapter competitions, trust falls and beer falls.

Pricing

Price includes all your accommodation, your meals. Snacks. S'mores and more. Bring your own alcohol. Tenting is available if you prefer but we have several cabins to choose from.

Learn everything from the basics to advanced skills to make sure you hit this summer camping season hard and enjoy every minute, a little bit of extra knowledge goes a long way to enjoying it.

Silver Lake Camp, Peachland, Canada, V0H1X8


June General Meeting
Thursday, June 01, 2017 at 7:00 pm

June General Meeting is going to be awesome! We have exceptional training, musical chairs, news on many upcoming events and more!

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


Kelowna Sushi & Sake Festival
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

**Sold Out**

Join us for an afternoon full of entertainment, paired with tastings of Sushi & Sake from some of our local restaurants.

The festival is aimed towards bringing awareness to Kelowna's unique sister city agreement in Kasugai, Japan. Over 6 performances are lined up to let you experience some of the culture. Sake/ spirits and Sushi tastings will be paired with this entertainment from several local restaurants.

Ticket includes afternoon of entertainment with 10 tokens for Sushi &/or Sake.
Extra tokens will be sold at event for $2 for those wanting more tastings.

Japanese entertainment throughout the event will include:
• Japanese Folk Dance from Nishikawa-ryu School (9 dance performers)
• Yamabiko Taiko Drumming (Large Japanese Drums)
• Traditional fashion show
• Samisen and Percussion (3 string styled guitar music)
• Shakuhachi and Calligraphy (Bamboo flute music with traditional and modern Calligraphy)
• Speech from City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran
• Video greeting from Mayor Ito of Kasugai, Japan


Did you know that Kelowna has a sister city twinning with Kasugai, Japan? Curious what the Kasugai Japanese Gardens in downtown Kelowna are all about? We are hoping to raise awareness about our sister city and it's Kelowna association with an afternoon of great entertainment paired with excellent tastings of food and beverages.

The space has a limited capacity - buy your tickets ahead of time!

Tickets are $30 plus fees.

The Laurel Packing House, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 1Z8


BDO Leadercast Kelowna 2017 presented by the Kelowna Jaycees
Friday, May 05, 2017 at 8:00 am

What is it?

Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, bringing together some of the most recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other. The event is broadcast live each year from Atlanta to 100,000+ people in hundreds of hosting locations around the world. Speakers this year include Andy Stanley (Leadership Author and Communicator), Molly Fletcher (Sports Agent and World Renowned Public Speaker), Tyler Perry (Director, Playwright, Producer, Actor), Jim McKelvey (Co-Founder of Square), and Donald Miller (CEO of Storybrand) to name a few. This year’s theme is “Powered by Purpose” and will focus on discovering the steps you can take to uncover your purpose...to reconnect to your organization's "why"...and to truly live, work and play in this world, Powered by Purpose.

Last year's attendees were made up of professionals (accountants, lawyers, financial professionals, insurance professionals, etc) and lots of staff and leaders from local businesses in all industries.

This is the Kelowna Jaycees 7th year delivering Leadercast in Kelowna and we're happy to be returning with our title sponsor BDO Canada LLP for the 2nd year. The event will occur at UBC Okanagan again this year and it is expected to be attended by over 275 of our local area’s most influential leaders and visionaries.

Find out more about the broadcast event here:

http://event.leadercast.com/location/kelowna

What can you Expect?

BDO Leadercast Kelowna 2017 will run from 8:00 AM and will end at 3:30 PM. Optional networking from 3:30 -4:30 PM During the day you will get the opportunity to listen to this year’s speaker line up and to network throughout the day. Lunch, coffee and snacks provided.

The day is continuing professional development eligible for those of you with PD requirements.

Want to Help Out?

2017 sponsorship opportunities are available! This is an incredible opportunity to align your business with the most compelling leadership event in Kelowna in front of some of Kelowna’s most influential decision makers. Contact David Rojas @ leadercast@kelownajaycees.com for more details.

About

Want to know more about the Kelowna Jaycees, check out our website:

http://www.kelownajaycees.com

BDO Canada LLP is the proud title sponsor for BDO Leadercast Kelowna 2017. Check them out and the whole host of services that they can provide here:

https://www.bdo.ca/en-ca/locations/canadian-locations/bdo-kelowna/

UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada, V1V1V7


May General Meeting
Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 6:00 pm

May General Meeting with Special Pre-Meeting Training.
Unlock the Key to better Digital Marketing with Leah Mazur.
Training will take place from 6pm to 7pm with regular general meeting starting at 7pm. (Don't forget to bring your laptop!)

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April General Meeting
Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Join us for another great meeting!
As always, doors open at 6:45 and meeting starts for 7pm.
We will be accepting donations for Shoe Bank Canada.
Special training this month For Effective Speaking with Shane Sondermann.

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


JCI Experience Night
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Come out and check out what JCI Kelowna is all about. JCI Experience Night is your opportunity to dip your toe in the JCI pool. This is our premiere networking event for new members to meet our alumni and other new members. Get to know other upcoming Jaycees in Kelowna. We look forward to seeing you there.

There will be ample opportunity to mingle, have a drink and potentially win a door prize. There will be special cocktails from Okanagan Spirits and appetizers from Beet’n Boo’s Bistro and Catering.

Tickets will be available soon, stay posted.

The Film Factory, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y2K7


JCI Kelowna Effective Speaking Training
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

Whether you are interested in public speaking as a profession, give presentations at work or just want to more clearly articulate your message to colleagues, friends or kids. This training is sure to leave you excited and ready to wow your audience. Shane Sondermann will be delivering the full training, equipping you with the tools you need to succeed.

JCI offers members a unique opportunity to exercise and showcase their abilities and to share ideas on important local, national or global issues. Whether you only want to improve your skills or be a candidate and represent our chapter at the regional convention, you are welcome to join us for this amazing training.

Public speaking is a critical skill of a leader who can motivate people toward positive change. Every well-prepared speech should have an introduction that captures the attention of the audience, a body featuring the speaker’s message, and a powerful conclusion summarizing the speaker’s arguments. � �

The competition gives every participant a way to express his or her thoughts to others in an exciting and challenging way. National Public Speaking contest winners compete at the JCI Area Conferences. The winner from each JCI Conference is then expected to represent his or her Area in the final round of the JCI World Public Speaking Championship at the 2018 JCI World Congress

Accelerate Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0C2


March General Meeting
Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Welcome to MARCH!
Join us this month for Tax Training & Tips by BDO.
Doors will open for 6pm for members interested in discussing new bylaws.

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


Jaycees Super Bowl LI Party
Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 2:00 pm

It's that time of year again - Super Bowl!!! Come out and enjoy this awesome event while watching some football and socializing with good friends. Is there anything you'd rather do on a Sunday afternoon than watch the biggest football game of the year, paired with a couple of drinks and some great eats? Of course not!

We have many great prizes this year again including the Grand Prize of an LG 43" LED TV from Andres Electronics. Also out on the patio will be the football toss again with the winner taking home the bacon. We do mean that you literally win huge amounts of bacon - a whole year's supply! This is going to be an awesome event, so come one, come all!!

Only 50 presale tix available @ Eventbrite so don't delay!

Or get your tix @ the door for $20!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2017-kelowna-jaycees-super-bowl-li-tickets-31102561599

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February General Meeting
Thursday, February 02, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Join JCI Kelowna for our February General Meeting.
Special training provided by Mark Jennings-Bates, motivational speaker with some thoughts on safety on winter roads.

Please join us for a social before the meeting at Dakota's Pub (and thank you to them for hosting the SuperBowl party for us coming up this weekend!)

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5


January General Meeting Happy New Year 2017
Thursday, January 05, 2017 at 6:45 pm

The start of a new year is always so exciting! Hopefully everyone has had a great winter break and is ready for a great start to 2017. The new executive is looking forward to presenting the business plan and budget at this next meeting. See you there.

Don't forget about pre-meeting social time at MTL, 5:30pm.

Happy New Year.

BDO Canada LLP, Kelowna, Canada, V1Y 0B5