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Kelowna Culture Days Kick-Off Reception

Atrium at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

421 Cawston Avenue

Kelowna, BC

In-person Intercultural Interdisciplinary Performance Poetry & spoken word Storytelling

Join us at the Rotary Centre for the Arts to kick-off Culture Days 2021! The Kick-Off Reception will take place from 5pm - 5:45pm in the Rotary Centre for the Arts Atrium and will be immediately followed by a 90 minute jazz jam. The reception will include speeches and performances from several esteemed guests, including Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Executive Director of the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Colleen Fitzpatrick. Elder Grouse Barnes will provide a land acknowledgment. Kelowna City Councillor Maxine DeHart will also be in attendance. Audiences will also be treated to a Culture Days preview performance by bellydancer Leona from Kelowna, and poetry from Rawle James, who will be the evening's emcee. This event is free to attend with donations to the Rotary Centre for the Arts gratefully accepted. No RSVP is required, however, space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. For information about COVID-19 safety measures, including proof of vaccine, mask, and social distancing protocol, please find the Rotary Centre for the Arts' Communicable Disease plans at https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/about/covid-19/https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof

Fri 24 Sep
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Rotary Centre for the Arts Website

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

  • Kick-Off Reception at the RCA - 2018 Kick-Off Reception at the RCA - 2018
  • Kick-Off Reception at the RCA - 2019 Kick-Off Reception at the RCA - 2019
  • Kick-Off Reception at the RCA - 2019 Kick-Off Reception at the RCA - 2019

Organized by

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre. We continually strive to improve the economic, cultural and social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in, and appreciation of the arts. As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms and disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of strengthening art and culture in the Okanagan. Our Mission: To celebrate, nurture, and promote the Arts through diversity, entertainment, and education. Our Vision: To be the heart of Kelowna’s Arts and Cultural experience.

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...

Location

421 Cawston Avenue

Kelowna, BC

Event Contact

Culture Days Coordinator

culturedays@rotarycentreforthearts.com

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible.