A bowl and meet was the first event held by the newly formed Young Professionals Network in Williams Lake. Kent Bernadet photo.

Young professionals network first event a success

A bowl and meet event hosted by the newly formed young professionals network in Williams Lake was a success, organizers said.

The Williams Lake Young Professionals Network – a brand new organization for young people between the ages of 19 and 39 to make friends and get a life outside of work – hosted its first event on Thursday, May 4.

The event, which was a “Meet and Bowl” hosted at Cariboo Lanes and sponsored by Taseko Gibraltar Mines Ltd., brought in over 60 young professionals from various professions in and around the Williams Lake area.

“It was very exciting to see this level of interest from the young people in our community,” stated one of the event co-ordinators, Lauren Bernard. “As someone who is relatively new to town, I’m happy to hear that there are other young individuals in town who are also looking to meet people outside of their jobs and existing social circles.”

The group has big goals and ideas on how they will maintain this level of engagement within the community. “We’re aiming to hold our next social event at the beginning of June” says Chris Pederson, another member of the group’s organizing committee. “We want to keep growing this network of people by attracting even more young professionals to our future events,” Pederson stated. Anyone interested in becoming part of this network or receiving news on upcoming events is encouraged to follow the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wlypn.

Any questions or inquiries can be sent to contact.wlypn@gmail.com.