1st Annual KWIB Rise Awards

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Due to last minute updates and escalating urgency around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Rise Awards, scheduled to take place next week.
*All public events with 250+ attendees have been banned by British Columbia Health Minister, Adrian Dix.
We are extremely disappointed, but realize the situation is out of our control and all precautions are being taken with the public’s health and safety in mind.

While there are details to still be worked out with our venue and Rise Finalists, at the moment we are looking to September – during the kick-off to our next exciting season – for a NEW event date, and will keep everyone well informed over the coming weeks and months.


New Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 *To be confirmed in due course    Time: 5-9pm   Venue: Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna BC

 PLEASE NOTE: All event ticket sales and sponsorships remain valid and will be transferred to the new event date. All ticket holders have been notified separately via email used to register for event – Refunds were offered to all ticket holders between March 20th – 24th; following the refund cutoff, we are happy to transfer your ticket to a replacement guest at your request


We want to thank you all for your grace and understanding here – your support has been incredible while the Board has worked diligently these past months to put everything into place. We will work even harder to keep the momentum going, and to make this a memorable event for the entire community!

~ KWIB Board of Directors


The Biggest & Newest Event of the Year – We’ve Pulled Out All The Stops!!

Something we’ve all been waiting for: A beautiful celebration of all local women of influence and individuals impacting change in our community.  This event is for everyone: Tickets NOW available to all KWIB Members, their colleagues and supporters (male & female), and all members of the public!

Recognizing the need to shine a spotlight on the amazing community of mentors, aspiring business women and professionals in their field, AND youth doing BIG things locally, the Rise Awards provides the chance for our community to nominate and honor the people in their lives that make a difference!


HAVE YOU NOMINATED a “BDC Woman of The Year” or “Crowe MacKay LLP Change Maker” yet? Nominate TODAY


Set to be a prestigious & inspiring evening, we are THRILLED to announce our Keynote Speaker for the 1st Annual Rise Awards – Allison Grafton, President and Founder of Rockwood Custom Homes, With special guest MC’s: Laura Didyk, Vice President & National Lead Women Entrepreneurs of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and Chris Walker, host of CBC Radio One British Columbia

Get your tickets before they’re gone!!


Date: NEW date September 16th, 2020 – to be confirmed in due course

Location: Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna  – Full sit down dinner and glass of wine included in price of ticket

Dress: Formal (or come as you feel comfortable)

Time & Program: 5:00-6:00PM Registration & Networking; 6:00-7:30PM Dinner & Opening Remarks; 7:30-9:00PM Awards & Presentation


 We want to thank BDC – our Title Sponsor for “Woman of the Year” Award, as well as  Crowe MacKay LLP, our Title Sponsor for “Change Maker” Award!

Thank you so much for being a part of the very first Rise Awards! 


– Market your business or service to the rest of Kelowna – Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event and others!

Please connect with us at info@kwib.org to be added to our wait list and for availability inquiries.

Tickets are refundable up to 14 days before date of event (March 18th, 2020); we thank you for your support!

Additional Information


Members, Non-Members, Complimentary, Vendor Table, Table of 8

Event Details

Date: March 18, 2020

Start time: 05:00 p.m.

End time: 09:00 p.m.

Venue: Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna





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