Urban Rec Okanagan is run and organized by Jamie Taverner in conjunction with Urban Rec's Vancouver office team.
In addition to a small full time staff, Urban Rec Kelowna employs between 5-10 event coordinators at various event venues to help make sure that everyone is having a great time out there.
Here is a little more about each of our full time staff.
Jamie Taverner, Managing Partner Urban Rec Okanagan -
Jamie’s passion for sports and enthusiasm for building a healthier community led her to begin Kelowna Sport & Social Club Ltd. in 2006 where she has been coordinating sports leagues for the public and students of Okanagan College for the past 5 ½ years. Beyond just encouraging a healthier Kelowna Jamie also has a passion for bringing the community together through coordination of events for local charities, working with such groups as the Boys and Girls Club’s 24 Hour Relay and the Cops For Kids Charitable Foundation. Jamie is married and has a daughter named Kenzie.
Chris McNally, Managing Partner Urban Rec
- Chris founded Max Fun Sports & Entertainment in 2001 and quickly established it as a top notch sports and social club with a creative flair for new events and a participant focus. In 2003 Chris partnered with Steve Laing to bring Max Fun to the next level, which they did when in 2004 Max Fun Merged with Vancouver Sport.com to form what is today known as Urban Rec. Chris is a life long sports fan and very active in a variety of sports. He holds a B.A.Sc and an MBA from UBC and is married to his wife Amanda and has two children Jacob and Penelope.
Steve Laing, Managing Partner, Urban Rec: A managing partner of Urban Rec, Steve has worked extensively at both UBC and SFU in the Recreation and Athletics departments organizing and executing special events, tournaments and sporting leagues. He has had experience with such international events as the Air Canada Championship Golf Tournament and several international collegiate sporting championships in swimming & track and field. In addition to Urban Rec, he also operates a timing and results services company called Winning Time Canada. Steve is a graduate of UBC.