An evening with a Canadian Olympic champion and lush samplings from the Okanagan’s finest chefs, wineries, craft breweries and cideries.


Saturday, October 20, 2018
6–9 p.m.
UBC’s Okanagan Campus

6 p.m. Jon Montgomery; 7 p.m. Reception

Open to everyone—community, UBC alumni (Vancouver and Okanagan) and UBC faculty and staff.

Celebrate the riches of autumn in the Okanagan at Nourish, the signature event of UBC Okanagan’s first-ever Homecoming weekend.

Begin your evening by enjoying an inspiring talk by Jon Montgomery, Olympic gold medallist in skeleton and host of The Amazing Race Canada. Then stay for a harvest-themed reception featuring the delectable delights of the Okanagan Valley’s finest executive chefs and Kelowna’s premier pâtissière.

Nourish Harvest Reception

Indulge in the mouth-watering creations of local restauranteurs, winemakers, craft brewers and cider producers. There will be 20 stations of tapas and tastings to choose from.

Featured Chefs


Featured Wineries, Breweries & Cideries


About Jon Montgomery

Jon Montgomery delighted Canadians by winning Gold at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The now infamous video of Montgomery wearing his gold medal and drinking a pitcher of beer while walking through the streets of Whistler surrounded by screaming fans is sure to go down in Canadian lore. He appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and auctioned off Justin Bieber’s cell phone number to a delighted Juno-award audience.

Now, as host of The Amazing Race Canada, he is a charming ambassador for our country’s most beautiful sights. Genuinely funny and always inspiring, Montgomery will share his Olympic journey and important lessons on teamwork, leadership, and dreaming big.

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Tickets are just $50 per person; includes

  • motivational talk by Jon Montgomery
  • mix-and-mingle reception with 10 tapas stations featuring Kelowna’s finest chefs and restauranteurs
  • complimentary individual live edge wood serving tray locally sourced from BC Coastal Grilling Planks
  • unlimited tastings at 10 stations featuring Okanagan wines, craft brews and ciders
  • networking with UBC friends including: Professor Santa J. Ono, UBC’s President and Vice-Chancellor and Professor Deborah Buszard, UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal
  • And much more!


This is a 19+ event. All guests must bring two pieces of ID (one with a photo).

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Please celebrate responsibly. Consider taking transit, carpooling or taking a taxi.