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On October 21, 2020, Entrepreneurship@UBCO premiered the first virtual Leadership Forum of the year and debuted a documentary titled, “Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency”, in partnership with Lawson Lundell, the Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council, City of Kelowna, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance, Okanagan Basin Water Board, City of Gibsons, Regional District Central Okanagan, and Municipal Natural Assets Initiative.

Trent & Ria Kitsch, UBCO BBA ‘06, Proprietors, Kitsch Winery – Lessons Learned from founding and selling Saxx Underwear and DOJA to Canopy, to building an award-winning home building company and Kitsch Winery.

How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow: A Pandemic Perspective
What insights can be gained? Our lives have been changed irrecoverably. But we can’t exist in suspended animation. How do we pivot to a vibrant future?

Successful CEOs who craft world-class wines are in a rare league of their own. Why?  Because winemaking is an art as well as a science – and it’s very capital intensive.  Add to that the complexities of weather – fires, floods, unrelenting heat or too much rain, pests, disease and – let’s just say – it’s not the romantic dream that you might be fantasizing about.

The Smart OKGN Leadership Event aims to create a “Sandbox” Accelerator to help develop and incubate new products and systems related to mobility, living, energy, healthcare, planning, and building that improve the quality of life for residents of the Okanagan Valley.