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Exciting February for IDI's Okanagan Chapter

Published by Julia Salerno, March 30, 2011.

The end of February was a busy and exciting time for IDIBC's Okanagan Chapter!
A great CEU was organized by the Chapter along with IDC, which was well attended and well received. A big thank you goes out Heritage Office Furnishings in Kelowna for sponsoring the educational evening by opening their showroom  and providing tasty food and beverages. They brought in Gianpaolo Versace from Steelcase Canada to present "the good the bad and the ugly of material selection", quite informative.

We also had a booth at the 2011 Kelowna Home Show which took place February 25 to 27, 2011. We provided great information to the public regarding the who's, how's, why's and what's of professional interior design services, and presented "What's Your Design Dilemma?" to the show attendees. This event was a lot of fun with a wide variety of dilemmas and an opportunity for our local designers to showcase their skill while designing on the fly.


We would like to give a THANK YOU to our sponsors for donations to our booth, each of you helped to make our experience at the Home Show a success!

Scan Designs, Kelowna, BC | Booth Furniture
Shaw Contract Group, Vancouver BC | Carpet
Hi Fi Attic, Vernon BC | Television
Enterprise Flower Studio, Kelowna BC | Flowers

These are exciting times within our association since merging with IDC and the Home Show proved to us that while we are strong as a provincial association, we are even stronger with national support! We look forward to IDI and IDC working together to serve our members and the profession in the best way we can.

The Okanagan Chapter is excited to announce the planning of an all day CEU event that will take place in Kelowna on May 11th, 2011 with a focus on Green Issues. Details will follow soon.

We have also had a lot of interest from various IDI sponsors in bringing more single CEU presentations to the Okanagan. This is a great opportunity for our Chapter's members and more information will be provided once available.

National Industry Partners
Cosentino Benjamin Moore keilhauer Knoll Lauzon Architex
Levey Industries Mohawk Group Hunter Doulgas Shaw Contract Altex Arconas
PC350 Interface Caesarstone Canada Samsung Midgley Williams Sonoma For The Trade