The GenNext Council organizes fundraising events, promotes volunteer activities, encourages people to contribute to our city, and provides a forum for people to connect. We have many ways for you to get involved, sign up for our mailing list or view our events page to learn more!

  Caitlin McKinlay — Chair   Caitie works as a Community Manager at RTOWN motivated by creativity, culture & community. Through this role she hopes to promote awareness & take creative action on local social issues. 

Caitlin McKinlay — Chair

Caitie works as a Community Manager at RTOWN motivated by creativity, culture & community. Through this role she hopes to promote awareness & take creative action on local social issues. 

  Richard Youds — Finance Chair   Richard is a Commercial Banker at Canadian Western Bank. As someone who grew up in Kamloops he has observed a definite need for a group that brings together young professionals and raises awareness of community issues. He feels that GenNext will be a fun and beneficial way to increase involvement from the next generation and looks forward to seeing what the group can accomplish.

Richard Youds — Finance Chair

Richard is a Commercial Banker at Canadian Western Bank. As someone who grew up in Kamloops he has observed a definite need for a group that brings together young professionals and raises awareness of community issues. He feels that GenNext will be a fun and beneficial way to increase involvement from the next generation and looks forward to seeing what the group can accomplish.

  Amanda Chan - Marketing Chair   Amanda is the Community Builder at Kamloops Innovation, and by night she is helping plan events with GenNext. She is passionate about encouraging youth to give back, get involved, and take action, while at the same time bringing together young professionals and building a vibrant community. With a background in marketing and event planning, Amanda is excited to use these skills towards making an impact in Kamloops with the GenNext team.

Amanda Chan - Marketing Chair

Amanda is the Community Builder at Kamloops Innovation, and by night she is helping plan events with GenNext. She is passionate about encouraging youth to give back, get involved, and take action, while at the same time bringing together young professionals and building a vibrant community. With a background in marketing and event planning, Amanda is excited to use these skills towards making an impact in Kamloops with the GenNext team.

 
  Alex de Chantal - Events Chair   Alex works as the Community and Wellness Events Coordinator with the City of Kamloops.  He has lived in Kamloops for the past 6 years and enjoys all the recreational opportunities available here in Canada's Tournament Capital.  You'll find Alex on his mountain bike in Pineview or on his snowboard at Sun Peaks, and as locals know, this can happen on the very same day! He wanted to give back to the community that has given him so much, so when an opportunity came up with GenNext he jumped at the chance to share his passion for planning unique events, and networking with his peers.  Alex's goal is to create a series of socials where like minded young professionals can celebrate their community and donate money to the United Way.

Alex de Chantal - Events Chair

Alex works as the Community and Wellness Events Coordinator with the City of Kamloops.  He has lived in Kamloops for the past 6 years and enjoys all the recreational opportunities available here in Canada's Tournament Capital.  You'll find Alex on his mountain bike in Pineview or on his snowboard at Sun Peaks, and as locals know, this can happen on the very same day! He wanted to give back to the community that has given him so much, so when an opportunity came up with GenNext he jumped at the chance to share his passion for planning unique events, and networking with his peers.  Alex's goal is to create a series of socials where like minded young professionals can celebrate their community and donate money to the United Way.

  Stephanie Blier - Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair   I WORK AS AN HR ADVISOR FOR THE DOMTAR KAMLOOPS PULP MILL. I AM ORIGINALLY FROM MONTREAL, BUT I AM NOW CALLING KAMLOOPS MY HOME. FROM THE BEGINNING, KAMLOOPS IMPRESSED ME WITH ITS KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY. I JOINED GENNEXT TO MEET OTHER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS THAT SHARE THE SAME PASSIONS AND TO GIVE BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY THAT GAVE SO MUCH TO ME WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED  .

Stephanie Blier - Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair

I WORK AS AN HR ADVISOR FOR THE DOMTAR KAMLOOPS PULP MILL. I AM ORIGINALLY FROM MONTREAL, BUT I AM NOW CALLING KAMLOOPS MY HOME. FROM THE BEGINNING, KAMLOOPS IMPRESSED ME WITH ITS KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY. I JOINED GENNEXT TO MEET OTHER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS THAT SHARE THE SAME PASSIONS AND TO GIVE BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY THAT GAVE SO MUCH TO ME WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED

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