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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

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! 🚢

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


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!


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.

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! 💙

Silly Boat Regatta


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 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!)

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! 🏐🍹

YPN Healthy Hour


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!


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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