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co+Lab Buzz #2

This is the second edition of our monthly series co+Lab Buzz. Every month we’ll gather the most recent and newsworthy accomplishments coming out of our coworking space and deliver them to you on a silver platter. 

co+Lab Buzz

Enjoy edition #2!

donnieDonnie Ungaro

“I helped a girl new to town get a job last week.

Okanagan Young Professionals co-hosted a parks alive night in Glenmore that brought out over 300 people, many of which were families. This is almost tripled last year’s attendance!

We officially released the TEDxKelowna speaker line up that includes Olympian Cheryl Bernard, MTV Buried Life’s Jonnie Penn and the founder of Joga, Jana Webb.”


Marina Garrison - Project and Product ManagerMarina Garrison
Marina is partnering with Continuing Studies at Okanagan College to deliver two-day workshops on the Agile project management methodology and Microsoft Project 2013 at both the Kelowna and Vernon campus. Details to be published in the Fall program calendar. To register contact the Continuing Studies department at Okanagan College.


Sarah StangSarah Stang
“Not work related, but the reason I’ve been MIA is I just spent my vacation in Zambia with Habitat for Humanity. We learned some basic masonry and built 3 cement block houses (almost finished expect for the roofs). I also managed to pick up a few words of Nyanja and Bemba languages and made some new friends.”


ToriTori Hanson
“I am currently working on the Elevation Outdoors strategic plan for 2014-2017 a working breathing document to guide our organization to success. Personally, I will be swimming the 1/2 Rattlesnake Island Swim on the weekend – hoping not to meet Ogopogo en route to Peachland but hey, you never know!”


Kodie Beckley -Designer & Community ActivatorKodie Beckley
“What’s new in the world of Kodie? Well, I just posted the newest in the I&I series with Colin Basran on the co+Lab blog where we talked about the future of Kelowna and social innovation. I’ve been reaching out to students not only in Kelowna, but all across North America helping them with their struggles and promoting Kelowna as a viable option after graduation. And as always, I’m ready and happy to take on any new projects that anybody has.”


MikeMike Porter
“Rescued a stranded hiker that became lost up near Chute Lake after too much wine tasting in Naramata. Say what? True story.

Funded three more loans to young entrepreneurs in Kelowna. Woot!”


Ryan GallagherRyan Gallagher
“I launched my motivationengine.net consumer product before going on a Europe trip for two weeks across Alicante, Barcelona, Split, Dubrovnic and Mostar.”


DanielDaniel Washbrook
I’ve done nothing of interest except letting people win at foos to boost morale. I did it for you guys!


Find out about all of co+Lab’s members »


Inspired and Innovative – Colin Basran
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