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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Sands of Time - Dance & Discussion


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Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

421 Cawston Avenue

Kelowna, BC


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Experience belly dance performance and discussion with Leona from Kelowna. Learn about creating AWE (Arts, Wellness, Education) and the power of movement.

This event is free to attend with donations gratefully accepted. Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacity seating. Ticket holders are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the showtime or their seats may be released to walk-in patrons.

The Rotary Centre for the Arts continues to closely monitor and follow all BC Provincial Health Orders. As announced by the Province of BC on August 23, 2021, we will be asking all patrons entering the Mary Irwin Theatre for proof of vaccination. There will be no exceptions. Masks are mandatory in our theatre at all times. Please refer to the Province’s updates for the most recent information:

For further information about COVID-19 safety measures at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, please refer to the Communicable Disease plans at



Leona from Kelowna

Born and raised in Vancouver, Leona’s journey in becoming the Teacher, Dancer, Yogi and Motivational Speaker she is today was one of evolving self-discovery. Her dance journey began at a very young age with Slovenian folkloric dance, before leading into cheer-leading, hip hop and finally Belly Dance, which has now become, and continues to be, an essential part of her. Yoga came into her life soon after the birth of her second son in 2005 and her calling to it grew in 2016 to the point where it has become an integral part of her daily life. In her 20s, her work with the BCSPCA, and its Human Education program, showed her the power and importance of creating positive lasting change through teaching—something she aims to bring to her students, participants and her community at large. Leona’s experiences with that program shaped her perspective and motivated her to emphasize education as an important aspect of one’s wellness journey.

What she offers isn’t just a class, workshop, or a show—she offers an opportunity to learn, grow, heal and create positive change within.


This event is part of a hub:

Rotary Centre for the Arts Hub

Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, BC

For the fourth year in a row, the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) is acting as a hub for local arts and cultural groups to present their Culture Days activities, as well as curating special Culture Days events in and around the centre. Ran...