If your business is located in the Downtown business improvement area (BIA), you’re a member! Check out the official map here. If you’re outside the area, we won’t hold it against you, but you’re not a member. Sorry, boooo hoooo.
As the Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA), we’re responsible for assisting local property owners and business people to promote their business and further trade and commerce in the Downtown area. Worrying about that keeps us up nights, but don’t feel bad, we like our jobs.
If you own a new business in Downtown Kelowna, please complete the Business Information Form in the sidebar on your left. That way we’ll know who you are so we can stop by to say hello.
You can find more important membership information and learn more about our services on the Members Centre page here. Please email us with any comments and concerns, or come visit us at #200-287 Bernard Avenue. Bring donuts. We like those. Maple.
We are part of the community, advocating on behalf of preservation and development projects. From our number one priority of the revitalization of the Leon and Lawrence Avenues and the Kerry Park redesign, to creating more parking areas and better highway signage directing people to Downtown.
We consider Downtown Kelowna a brand and work to shape perceptions by elevating Downtown’s image and increasing visits. With promotional material, popular events, and promotions, we’re keeping the Downtown Kelowna brand top of mind.
We maintain an up-to-date, interactive map on our website that highlights investment. We also attend the International Council of Shopping Centers Conference and Tradeshow in Whistler, BC to promote Downtown Kelowna and attract new businesses to the core.
We’re always creating new ways to communicate with stakeholders, partners, members, visitors and our guests.
Membership consists of the property owners of and businesses located within the current 42-square block BIA boundary.
Have a look at our up-to-date interactive map that highlights investment in Downtown Kelowna.
The Downtown Kelowna Association Board of Directors is voted by annually by the membership and serve a two year term. Any property owner, leasee, or tenant located of a Class 5 or 6 property within the Downtown BIA boundary is eligible for nomination and election.
Those interested in running in the next election are encouraged to contact Peggy Athans, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.