Community Events

On Point Series #3: Should We Foster Greater Responsibility Towards Our Environment, Our Climate? November 16

Perspectives about the heros in our climate story

Climate change is a complex, evolving topic. Let’s get together and talk about our environment in the Okanagan.

What’s your climate change story? What can we do better as a city to address our changing environment? What can we do as individuals?

Urban-Systems-OnPointCardPlease join us for a casual evening of local beer, wine, food, music, and art — where we will hear from industry experts and you — community members interested in the future of Kelowna.

On Point is in support of the City of Kelowna’s community-centred initiative, Imagine Kelowna.

When: Wednesday November 16, 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC
Featured Speakers: TBA
Tickets are FREE, RSVP via Eventbrite

Doors open at 7pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. Coffee, tea, light snacks, and desert will be served. Beer, wine, and ciders will be available at the CASH ONLY bar.

Entertainment for the Evening

Kieran McCaffrey

Urban-Systems-Kieran-McCaffreyKieran McCaffrey is a Singer-songwriter and the front man of Kelowna BC band Wild Son. They recently won the Best of Kelowna in the Local Musician category. Kieran is a true Canadian songwriter having spent time living in every province from BC – Ontario and touring the country by train. With a debut solo EP in the works and his band Wild Son Kieran is growing consistently as an artist. Check out the group at

Erin Scott

Watch Erin perform at the Urban Matters ‘Unlaunching the Okanagan’ event earlier in 2016:


Imagine Kelowna is about our future. It is our collective vision for our community.

How can we move from vision to reality when shaping the very city we work and play in? Mayor, Council and City staff will do their part – they will use our vision to inform investments, efforts and decisions within our community. Awesome. That’s one piece of the puzzle. But we, as community members, have a part to play as well.

On Point: A Series of Upside Down Town Halls is your invitation to participate in building the future of Kelowna through four evenings of open dialog amongst community members. Together, we will discuss relevant topics and create connections that deepen our community.

We can be provocative yet balanced by inviting better conversation. On Point is about sharing diverse stories from interesting people and mixing facts with opinions, emotions and feelings.

What are the timely and gritty topics that need greater attention in the Okanagan?

  • Climate Change – Should we foster greater responsibility towards our environment, our climate? Perspectives about the villains and heros in our climate story. (Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016)
  • Transportation – Are we stuck, literally? How are we getting around… and getting along in the process? Do we need a new relationship with transportation and mobility in our region? (Thursday, Dec 8, 2016)

Please join us for these FREE evenings throughout the Fall at The Laurel Packinghouse.

Here is a quick video featuring snippets from the first Upside Down Town Hall.

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