News and Information

Be prepared

Wear comfortable clothing—shorts/slacks/jeans etc. and good walking shoes. The weather in Kelowna is normally very nice at this time of year. Not too hot or too cold-although you may need a sweater in the evenings.

Important Information & Numbers (Okanagan College, Trades and Apprenticeship) 

  • Telephone 250-762-5445 Ext. 4424 or 250-862-5457  
  • Fax 250-862-5469  
  • e-mail
  • Contacts: Nancy Ankerstein


Evening Events

  • Wine and Cheese at 5:30 p.m. THEME - wear your favourite sport jersey and attire.  Introduction meeting for all participants and instructors will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday June 23th, weather permitting - will be held in the Parking Lot #17.  If weather is inclement, the session will be held in the Atrium of the Trades Complex.
  • 7:30 p.m. Entertainment - Rowdymen Band
  • Coffee and baked goods 
  • Buffet/BBQ at 6:00 p.m. 

General Information

You can pick up your registration packet at the reception area. We will open up the parking and sign in after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23rd and will be there until approximately 5:00 p.m.  If you are arriving late, this information will be available Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Business Building outside classrooms.    

  • Video or audio taping of classes is prohibited.  
  • Bathroom/showers are open for your use in the Residence building (beside parking lot) 
  • Pet owners please use the designated pet walking area and remember that it is your responsibility to pick up after your pet.   
  • If you bring a guest they will not be "badged" and therefore not entitled to attend any events with the conference. Should they wish to attend the banquet on Sunday evening, there will be an additional cost.  This is strictly an adult program and there are no activities or facilities for children.  
  • For those not arriving in their RV, contact the Siesta Motel 250-763-5013 which is 3 blocks from the College.  Please make reservations before May 15th.  
  • Electricity: There is no provisions for electricity for any coaches.  If you have a medical condition, please contact Nancy Ankerstein at 250-762-5445 ext. 4424.   
  • Water and Sewer: There are no provisions for water or sewer facilities for any coaches.  
  • Generator Operation: As a courtesy to your fellow campers, generators are not to be left running between 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 

Parking Information

  • Parking begins at 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 23rd. There will be no admittance to the campus prior to that time. Approach the college from KLO Road and use the West campus entrance - parking and registration are in the 1st parking lot on the left.
  • If you have needs for handicapped please let us know ahead of time as there are a limited number of spots available for that purpose. We will ask to see a handicapped permit.  
  • All RV’s must be gone from the parking lot by Tuesday June 27th by 11:00 a.m.  
  • Most parking is close to level, but some blocking may be required.  
  • All parking is on a "first come, first served" basis. If you wish to be parked next to friends, you must arrive on the campus together.  
  • Once parked your unit is there for the duration. We will attempt to ensure that anyone could remove their unit if an emergency should arise.  
  • There may be situations that require special parking such as huge fifth wheels, etc.  
  • All tow and towed vehicles must be unhitched from the units when parked. We will have parking for them.  
  • The parking attendants are volunteering their time and energy to do this chore. Please appreciate their efforts and cooperate.