BDO proudly brings the Top 40 program to Kelowna as a means to recognize the remarkable individuals in our community. In a joint partnership with the Daily Courier, Bell Media, and KelownaNow, we are excited to bring you a highlighted individual each week from September to June.

This program isn’t your typically top 40 program – each year we will rotate between featuring the under 40’s and the over 40’s within our community.

 September 2016 - June 2017 will be our Top 40 OVER 40.

What are we looking for?

Those individuals with remarkable accomplishments and those who have had a significant impact on the landscape of the Okanagan – we want to showcase mentors, champions and role models as a means to encourage and foster leaders by showcasing the remarkable accomplishments of individuals and the contributions being made in our community.

Individuals’ contributions could include, but are not limited to: business success, entrepreneurship and/or innovation, social advocacy, environmental impact, political, legal or governmental affairs, cultural achievement, academic achievement, scientific or technological advancement, medical innovation, and volunteerism. These community members will be selected through a nomination process administered by the Kelowna Chamber.

How do I nominate someone?

To nominate someone from our community send us a brief note with why you think that person should be a top 40 along with their contact information – we’ll reach out to them for the rest.

How are nominations selected?

Nominations are reviewed by a committee of leaders and well connected business professionals from around the community. The committee selects nominees that have demonstrated an ability and eagerness to contribute to our vibrant Central Okanagan community.

Where do I find the Top 40?

The Top 40 features are published each Wednesday in the Daily Courier and will be interviewed by AM 1150’s Phil Johnson between 8:45am and 9:00am every Thursday morning. You can also find monthly recaps in KelownaNow!

See here for our current and past years' recipients: 

Top 40 Over 40  Top 40 Under 40