Join the best & brightest young business professionals in Nanaimo

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour

August 12, 2021

Happy Hour at Simon Holt on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 5:30pm! Come clink a glass with us!

Try It! Stand Up Paddleboarding

July 22nd (Thurs.) - 5:00-7:00pm

Our friends at Westco Experiences, teamed with the YPN, and we're inviting you to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Departure Bay Beach! Westco Experiences will offer a discounted rate at the event for YPN members (Get your YPN membership today if you haven't already!).
link to the waiver - every participant must complete one. We can also do this process in person if someone is unable beforehand. Credit card information requested in waiver is a no-charge collateral for equipment.

Park Beautification - Beban Kinsmen Participark

Second Saturday of every month

Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a walk, chat and some park beautification:
-July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11,Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14

Try It! Mountain Biking

July 17th (Sat.) 10am-1pm

New to mountain biking or have been interested in trying it out? Join us on July 17th 2021, 10am at Dumont for a fun day riding Fine China. It will be a super chill and low intensity ride, so even the greenest rider is welcome. We will do laps of the top part of “Fine China” reaching it from the road. For more info, please click on Facebook link.

Happy Hour

July 29th (Thurs.) - 5:00-7:00pm

Our friends at the Coach & Horses pub in Selby Street have one of the best patios in town! Come for a pint, a glass of wine or a cocktail (or two)! Meet some new friends and find out what the YPN is all about!

Beach Cleanup - Departure Bay Beach

July 18th (Sun.) - 7:45am - 8:45am

Come join us for some Beach Beautification* at Departure Bay Beach on a gorgeous sunny Sunday morning! Bring your friends and make it a beach day afterwards! Our friends at Westco Experiences will be cleaning up the beach before they set up shop for the day renting out their Stand Up Paddleboards! *Garbage pickup


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!

The Amazing Race

All YPN members are welcome and encouraged to join the Amazing YPN Race. From September to April there will opportunities to participate in fun, friend-building, not-that-challenging challenges. Collect challenge points in a race to become the Amazing YPN Champion and the Amazing YPN Champion Team. There is no cost to participate.

Meet The Team