MD’83 40th Anniversary Reunion

Dear UBC MD Class of 1983,

We are happy to announce that our UBC MD Class of 1983 will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary Reunion in Kelowna the weekend of September 15-17, 2023!

It will be a wonderful weekend to reconnect over great food and company, have some good laughs, and make some wonderful memories together. Classmates and guests are encouraged to attend all the events if possible to allow time to catch up with everyone. Spouses/partners welcome at all events throughout the weekend.

Friday Welcome Reception
Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Cocktails - Sun Roof, Dinner - Vintage Room, Hotel Eldorado | 500 Cook Rd Unit 2, Kelowna, BC

Saturday Morning Presentations and Breakfast
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Great Room, Hotel Eldorado | 500 Cook Rd Unit 2, Kelowna, BC
If you would like to speak/present, please email Nan at

Saturday Evening Dinner
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Great Room, Hotel Eldorado | 500 Cook Rd Unit 2, Kelowna, BC

Sunday Morning Brunch (Optional, not included in ticket cost)
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hotel Eldorado | 500 Cook Rd Unit 2, Kelowna, BC

Classmate and guest tickets are $400 CAD per person.

To register:

Step 1: Complete the registration form - registration has closed.

Step 2: Mail your cheque payment

Cheques made out to: University of British Columbia
Address: 2750 Heather Street, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4M2
Memo: UBC MD 1983 Reunion

You must complete both steps to complete your registration.

Friday, September 15th afternoon activities

  • If you are arriving early on Friday and would like to have a Summerland tour with Beth Watt, please contact her at
  • If you would like to organize any other activities, please let us know (our emails are the bottom of this email) and we’re happy to share those details with the rest of the class.

Saturday, September 16th breakfast and presentations

  • The following presentations have been shared with us. 
    • Nick Carr: TBD 
    • Ranjit Dhaliwal: Genetics and Retinal Ophthalmology
    • Ferial Ladak: TBD
    • Dan McIntosh: A poetry reading
    • Sam Pang: Advances in IVF
    • Elaine and David Sigalet: Experiences from the Mercy ships mission
    • Barb Rawelk Stone: Belly dancing
    • Beth Watt: Transferable skills-farmer’s market, jam and cooking classes (Giantshead Kitchen)
  • If you have an update on your presentation or if you are interested in presenting, please contact Nan Okun at

Saturday, September 16th afternoon activities after breakfast

  • If are interested in golf, please contact Cathy Ann Jameson at
  • If you are interested in joining a wine tour at CedarCreek Estate Winery, please contact Stewart Campbell at
  • If you are interested in a walk near the hotel, we will meet in the hotel lobby.

Accommodations are available under a room block at the Hotel Eldorado (please see details below). Alternatively, you are welcome to choose your own accommodation elsewhere.

Hotel Eldorado
500 Cook Rd Unit 2, Kelowna, BC V1W 3G9

To book under the UBC MD’83 Reunion at the Hotel Eldorado:

Group rates start at $209 plus tax. The group rate is available until August 14, 2023.

On behalf of the reunion planning committee we look forward to seeing you soon and reconnecting at our 40th anniversary reunion! If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the UBC Faculty of Medicine Alumni Engagement Office at

Kelly Barnard, Maria Corral, and Nan Okun
MD Class of 1983 Reunion Planning Committee