Legacy Youth Scholarships | Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise Initiative


Discover how you can build your dream job making outdoor gear in your hometown.

Meet and learn from BC based inventors, doers and dreamers like you!

Dustin Adams founder of We Are One Composites in Kamloops opens the rec-tech summit.

Follow their team’s journey from the early stages of component development to the introduction of the ARRIVAL mountain bike that is: 100% designed, manufactured and assembled in Kamloops, BC. 


20 KORE Summit Scholarships Available for Youth in the Kootenay Region!

Are you always looking for the next adventure? Are you a maker always designing new gear and repairing your friend’s outdoor equipment? Here’s your opportunity to meet and be inspired by industry innovators!

The Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise (KORE) Outdoor Rec-Tech Summit is Canada’s first-ever conference dedicated to the outdoor rec-tech manufacturing and product design sector. The summit will be held October 19-21, 2022 at the Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Conference Centre.

KORE Outdoor Rec-Tech Summit is an in-person event. Featuring keynote industry speakers and creatives gathering to carve out the future of outdoor tech in the Kootenay region.

Twenty Youth (ages 16-29) from the Kootenay region will be awarded scholarships, thus only paying $50 to attend this inspiring two-day conference.

Youth conference delegates will receive a complete conference package including all access 2-day conference pass, breakfast, lunch, snacks, swag bag and door prizes.

  • Discover:  A wide range of KORE Makers. Learn how they got their start and what motivates them
  • Explore:  Learn about education opportunities, meet with financers to turn your idea spark into a future in outdoor rec-tech, meet living examples of what is possible
  • Train:  Customize your conference experience and choose speakers and presentations that pique your interest and imagination.
  • Network:  Meet local youth and industry leaders that share your enthusiasm for everything outdoors.

APPLY for one of 20 scholarships to take your gear geek stoke to the next level! 

NOTE youth scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis and are limited to 20 participants.  Accommodations and transportation are not provided. Itinerary and joining instructions to be provided upon approval and receipt of payment. 

For more information about the Legacy Youth Scholarship program contact: Riley Wilcox, [email protected].