B.C.’s Kelowna enters Smart21 Communities of 2018 contest.

The City of Kelowna in B.C. has been recognized by a New York based organization for its economic,social and cultural developments as they relate to the digital age.

The Intelligent Community Forum has named Kelowna one of 21 finalists in its Smart21 Communities of 2018 contest.

With a sense of pride,Mayor Colin Basran said in a news release,  “Being named a Smart 21 Community is global recognition that the City, its citizens and businesses are all playing a part in moving Kelowna forward as an innovation-based community.

The release states, “Among other things, the City’s application focused on its deployment of a dark fibre network, the Climate Action Plan, the Okanagan Centre for Innovation, the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective, the Imagine Kelowna engagement program and the City’s Open Data information on kelowna.ca.”

The ICF Intelligent Community of the Year will be named at its Global Summit in London in June.