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Join the best & brightest young business professionals in Nanaimo

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn - How to Grow an Island Real Estate Portfolio

July 19th, 2023

Expand your real estate portfolio at the next Lunch and Learn event hosted by Olivia Rowat of 460 Realty and Mandy Colford & Adam Chantree of RE/MAX of Nanaimo. Wednesday, 12 - 1pm, July 19 at Simonholt. Join Mandy, Adam, and Olivia as they walk you through the process of buying your first property, leveraging it for further investments, and planning ahead for supplemental income & retirement. Grab a bite to eat, gain insights into the local market, and network with fellow members. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and connect. Reserve your spot now!

YPN Happy Hour & Trivia Night!

June 29, 2023

Unleash your pop culture knowledge at The Grand Cru Lounge in The Grand Hotel on Thursday, June 29!
Join us for a Trivia & Social Event from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with trivia starting at 6 pm. Test your skills and compete for exciting prizes with a pop culture theme. Members who bring a prospective member/friend will enjoy a free drink. Secure your spot by grabbing your free tickets on Eventbrite. Get ready for an evening of fun, friends, and trivia.

Silly Boat Regatta

July 16th, 2023

Mark your calendars for the Silly Boat Regatta at Maffeo Sutton Park on Sunday, July 16! Team YPN is proud to support the Childhood Development Centre in this fantastic event! Join us at 8 am for boat building using recycled materials, followed by the race at 1 pm. Want to be part of the team? Email events@ypnanaimo.com to join or come down to enjoy a day filled with creativity, competition, and support for a great cause (and to cheer us on of course!)

YPN Healthy Hour

July 6th, 2023

Join us for Healthy Hour at Westwood Lake on Thursday, July 6! Meet us on 1st beach at 5:30 pm to connect with our members and enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake. It's a fantastic opportunity to promote wellness and build new connections. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or simply looking for a fun, relaxing evening, Healthy Hour is the perfect midweek break. Lace up your walking shoes and embrace the natural beauty with us!

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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

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