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JCI Kelowna hosted their annual Mayor's Luncheon on Tuesday afternoon at the Kelowna Yacht Club as a way to spark conversation and engage the community.
Business professionals of all ages took in the event, where critical themes within the community were thoroughly discussed.
The 2017 event focused on three key topics: Business, sports and recreation as well as arts and culture.
Unlike previous years, this event featured a roundtable discussion following Mayor Basran's enthusiastic and informative speech, as opposed to the usual Q&A.
During his address to the audience, Mayor Basran touched on topics that are at the forefront of many community members minds. From homelessness and Kelowna’s population increase to the job market and tech sector, no topic was left undiscussed.
Though the event is meant to ignite important conversation, the serious nature was far from intimidating as jokes were cracked and laughs shared.