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Member Spotlight – Pierre Rondier

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Pierre Rondier is usually pretty quiet. He grabs his usual hotdesk seat in the morning, pours himself a coffee, adjusts his round glasses, and then it’s head-down, work mode. Get him talking though and you’ll find yourself an unmatched interlocutor.

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Head, Heart, Hustle — Recap

Friday, November 25th, 2016

On November 19th co+Lab tried something new. Something different. We wanted to #GetLoud for mental wellness.

Rather than host another traditional workshop Shane and I wanted to create an evening experience complete with conversation, live music, and speakers sharing their experiences and struggles with mental wellness.  Read More

Member Spotlight – Joz Barendregt

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

When Joz had his first day at co+Lab we knew that he was going to be a great fit. Always eager to engage in conversation, share his ideas, or play a quick game of foosball, Joz is a person you need to meet. Read More

Bridging Arts + Tech through the Convergent.Studio Artist Residency

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Fostering the symbiotic connection between Arts and Technology, find to create innovative and impactful possibilities.

We are proud to announce the launch of Convergent.Studio, a pilot program with the goal of increasing interaction and flow between the Kelowna arts and technology communities. Read More

BizCamp II

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Join us for BizCamp on September 26th to 30th

5 days. A Tribe of Entrepreneurs. Master the skills to become a successful business owner.

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co+Lab Buzz #13

Monday, September 12th, 2016

With summer sliding away and fall showing it’s face it’s time to get off the beaches and back to work. After a few great months of Okanagan sun and fun, take some time to catch up with our members and their most recent endeavours, undertakings, excitements, and ideas! If you don’t already know, co+Lab Buzz is a regular column that features news on members of our coworking space. Read More

Reflecting on Coworking Week 2016

Monday, August 15th, 2016

We would just like to start by saying THANK YOU! Coworking Week couldn’t have been as great as it was without everyone who attended. If it wasn’t for fantastic folks like yourself we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Read More

Karma Lacoff – Guest Spotlight – Coworking Week 2016

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

It’s Coworking Week! As part of our celebration we’ve opened our doors even wider than usual and are providing a day of free coworking. Throughout the week we will be profiling our guest coworkers to let you in on some of the great things happening. Read More

Asher Klassen – Guest Spotlight – Coworking Week 2016

Monday, August 8th, 2016

It’s Coworking Week! As part of our celebration we’ve opened our doors even wider than usual and are providing a day of free coworking. Each day we will be profiling at least one of our guest coworkers to let you in on some of the great things happening.

Asher Klassen – Canadian Cartoonist

Asher Klassen is a Kelowna based cartoonist, illustrator, printmaker, barfly, scholar, bibliophile, and longbowman. His body of work deals with topics ranging from, but not limited to, politics, comics theory, faith, and criminal law.

Kodie — Hi! So for those who don’t know you, who are you in a nutshell?

Asher — My name is Asher Klassen and I’m a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker.

K — You’re heavily involved in the local comics and cartooning scene as well as events like Comic Jam or Art Brew. Comics in Kelowna? What gives?

A — Yeah! We’ve got a small but very rich community of independent comics creators in this town! We’ve got writers in the area looking to break into comics, we’ve got illustrators looking for writers to work with, or are working with people in other parts of the country. We’ve also got a lot of what I’d call a “full-package” cartoonist who are writing and drawing their own content and self publishing either on the web or in print.

K You’re here visiting for Coworking Week, and we’re glad to have you! What got you interested enough in coworking to come down and see what it’s all about?

A — I’d been interested in a while in having office space away from my studio space. I find it hard to get the sort of “office” stuff done when I’m sitting in my studio. It’s nice to be able to bring my computer somewhere that’s not the drawing table to work on the blog, the online store, break in my new digital tablet. It’s great to be able to do that in an inspirational room with other working professionals.

K — What’s one thing that you’re focusing on getting done today in co+Lab?

A — Right now I’m sorting out some Canada Post shipping rates to ship some of my comics across the country.

— What sort of comics are you shipping around the country?

Illegal criminal comics! Don’t tell the authorities.

K — Where can people find out more about you and see some of your work?

A — You can find me online at www.ajkomics.ca as well as on Instagram.


What is coworking week?

This year is the 11th anniversary for coworking and we at co+Lab are celebrating International Coworking Day on August 12th 2016 in a BIG way. From August 8th to August 12th we’re providing 1 day of free coworking from August 8th to 12th, leading up to the big day. There’s a limit of 1 free day per registrant and coworker registration must happen on our Eventbrite event page.

Return of Kodie Beckley as Tummler

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Kodie Beckley

co+Lab has a familiar and friendly face rejoining, and taking on a vital role. Kodie Beckley, who you may know as a fixture in the Kelowna professional design scene, and an up-and-coming graphic designer, is joining the co+Lab team as Tummler, and we couldn’t be happier. Read More


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