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Try It - Spin & Stretch with Zen Revolution


Dive into the ultimate fusion of heart-pumping energy and soothing tranquility as we team up with wonderful folks at Zen Revolution Yoga & Spin for an exclusive "Spin & Stretch" event!

Join us on March 16 at 10:30 am for an exhilarating 35-minute spin class followed by 25 minutes of blissful stretching. ✨

With only 16 spots available, this awesome Try It is sure to book up quickly so make sure you register using the Eventbrite link today!

Best of all, this event is by donation, with all proceeds supporting the Nanaimo Food Bank. What a perfect way to get in some Saturday morning self care.

See you there!

Happy Hour at Sip Pub


Join us at Sip Pub on Thursday January 25th for our monthly Happy Hour
Thinking of joining the Board? This is a great chance to connect if you have questions about the process or need some signatures before the nomination deadline January 31st!

Toy Drive Volunteer Shift


Hello Volunteers!

The time has officially come to sign up for volunteer shifts for The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive!! This year’s toy drive will be taking place at Maranatha Church (6553 Portsmouth Road) between Monday, December 11 and Saturday, December 16.

The YPN will be participating in a group volunteer shift on Tuesday, December 12 from 6 - 9 pm. We still have room for 15 volunteers so come have a blast with the YPN crew while spreading some cheer this holiday season! Please email to confirm your attendance so we can ensure we have enough helping hands.

If you are unable to attend the group shift (or want to organize one of your own!) here is a reminder of the type of volunteer opportunities available each day:

ToySorting/Setup - Monday, December 11, Tuesday, December 12 & Wednesday, December 13
Distribution - Thursday December 14 & Friday December 15
Clean Up - Saturday, December 16

Volunteer shift durations are 3 to 3.5 hours and broken into morning, afternoon, and evening slots across the week. Volunteers must be aged 19 years and older to sign up.

Please click this link: to select the 1-2 shifts you can attend. Once you pick your dates and times, you will automatically receive a confirmation from the Calendly program and will even get a shift reminder as we approach the big week!

If you are interested in taking on more than 2 shifts, please feel free to add yourself to the on-call list here: and you will be contacted if more support is needed.

If you are unable to sign up through the Calendly form, or run into any issues, please feel free to email or contact by phone at 778-787-1803 (press 2 for Volunteers) and someone will be happy to help you get signed up for some shifts

Quarterly Connect with Hullo


Hey YPN fam!
Exciting news on the horizon!
We're thrilled to announce our next "Quarterly Connect" event, where you’ll have the chance to come say “Hullo” to none other than Xander France, Director of Marketing at Nanaimo's brand-new fast ferry!
Wondering how Hullo's fast ferry will impact our community and business landscape? Here's your chance to ask all the burning questions you have. Xander will spill the beans and share insights you won't find anywhere else.
Get ready to dive deep into the world of maritime marketing and catch the wind in your professional sails.
Past, present, and prospective YPN members, you're all cordially invited to join us for this spectacular networking opportunity so mark your calendars and RSVP now

See you there! 🚢

Social Hour at Longwood


Join us for a sizzling social hour at Longwood Brewpub & Restaurant on February 28th!
Mix, mingle, and enjoy some brews & bites. 🍻
Let's make memories over great conversations and even better company! See you there!

Board Info Session


Dive into leadership with the YPN! 🚀

Join us at Original Joe’s at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 19th at the "Community Table" (the long one by the bar!) for an engaging info session on becoming a YPN board member.

OJ’s will be serving up their usual Tuesday special of wings and old-fashioneds while you discover the incredible opportunities awaiting you.

Don't miss out on the chance to connect, learn, and enjoy a fantastic evening with like-minded young professionals. See you there!🍻

Moves & Brews


Get ready to groove!

Tânia do Amaral-Ndeve (PynKsy Shell) has generously offered to lead a 🌟complimentary🌟 Afro-fusion Sharqi dance class for 30 fabulous people at Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society, Monday, November 27th, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM!

Check out her website here ➡

After the dance class, we're heading to the social table by the fireplace at White Sails Brewing for a post-sweat Happy Hour at 6:30 PM 🍻

See you there!

Hike for Hospice


** Unfortunately the event has been postponed by the organizers but we’re looking forward to participating when the new date is announced. Stay tuned! **

Get ready for an amazing day!
It’s the 20th Annual Hike for Hospice by Nanaimo Community Hospice!
This event is perfect for family fun, pet lovers, and team bonding!
Mark your calendars:
🕙 Registration: 10 am
🏃‍♂️ Hike/Run: 11 am
🍔 Food & Refreshments: 12 pm
Come rain or shine, we're in for a great time!
The best part? Every step you take helps support free Hospice Services for those in need in Nanaimo.
Join our team or make your donations here ➡
Let's make a difference together! 💙

Healthy Hour


Healthy Hour this Saturday, Feb 10th, at 10 am!
Let's kick off the weekend with some wellness vibes at Westwood Lake.
Come find us by the boat launch on the first beach. Who knows, you might even stumble upon your next Valentine (don’t worry, your fitness tracker won’t tell what or *who* is making your heart race) 💕
Live, laugh, lace up your hiking boots and get out there.
See you soon! 💪🚶‍♂️

All That Glitters | YPN Holiday Party


Join us for an unforgettable evening at the All That Glitters | YPN Holiday Party!

Get ready to add a touch of glitter to your holiday cheer ✨

YPN Members - past, present, and prospective, we look forward to seeing you there with bells on!

Tickets: YPN Members $45 each | Non-Member $65 each

Tickets include a selection of canapes and appetizers, and 1 drink ticket. Fear not, more liquid merriment will be available for purchase! 🥂

Indulge in a night of glitz and glamour, where you can dress to impress in your most dazzling attire. Let’s jingle, mingle, sip on festive cocktails, and enjoy delicious bites as we celebrate the holiday spirit together.

Don't miss out on this chance to sparkle and shine at the All That Glitters | YPN Holiday Party

Happy Hour with the VIU Business Students Association


Join us at VIU Pub from 5:30 to 7 PM for great conversations, tasty drinks, and the perfect atmosphere to connect with fellow professionals.
Whether you're a networking pro or a newbie, this event is all about making meaningful connections in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Swap stories, share ideas, and expand your professional circle.
Let's make this evening one for the books.
See you there!

Volleyball & Social Hour


Ready to spike up your summer?
Join us on August 22nd at 6:30 PM for an epic evening of Beach Volleyball and a post-game social hour!!
Swing by for the game, the dranks, or both.
See you there! 🏐🍹


About Us

The Young Professionals of Nanaimo (YPN) is a not-for-profit organization working toward creating a vibrant and connected network of Nanaimo’s top young professionals, entrepreneurs and employees.

Our membership is comprised of some of the best and brightest business professionals in Nanaimo under the age of 40. Whether you are new to Nanaimo, or are simply interested in expanding your professional network, the YPN is a great way to get connected!

Meet The Team

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