Penticton men’s group forges ahead

The group is intended for all male business owners, professional employees aged 19 and over.

Camping? Golfing? Hanging out at a pub? Cleaning up graffiti on a Penticton business wall?

These are just some of the possibilities that future members of the Forge Men’s Group created by David MacCoubrey can do.

The group is intended for all male business owners, professional employees aged 19 and over. Having lived in Penticton for more than five years, MacCoubrey saw a need for a group such as this. He added Penticton has networks that are women-based, while there are groups for men who are older.

“I wanted to start something for younger men,” said MacCoubrey, who envisions this as a way for people to meet each other and hang out in a relaxed atmosphere.

Younger males are welcome to take part in events or gatherings in which alcohol isn’t being consumed.

MacCoubrey’s idea is to create an avenue for males to network and contribute to the community. He sees this as something that can become valuable. There is early interest on the Facebook page MacCoubrey created, Forge Penticton Men’s Group. MacCoubrey also sees the group creating business relationships to promote positive growth in the region.

The first meeting will be Feb. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Burger 55 where they will also having tastings with the Firehall Brewery for the first hour. Cost is $15 for the burger and beer and the group will choose a local charity to donate some of the proceeds to.

Dress and attitude is intended to be business casual.