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EXHIBIT: The Suk’ʷtəmsqilxʷ West Kelowna Arts Council

Dec 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - Dec 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

- Free

South Atrium Exhibition

The Suk’ʷtəmsqilxʷ West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC) came into being after the fulfillment of the inaugural Westside Culture Days 2014 weekend. In October, 2014, after recognizing the enthusiasm of the attendees from both the businesses and the artists, a call went out to see if forming an arts council on the west side of the bridge was relevant and timely. Many participants indicated interest and fifteen people stepped forward to implement the creation of an arts council.  The incorporation team solidified over the next two months. In December 2014, the incorporation documents were filed with the BC Government and a public launch was scheduled for the cross-Canada Heritage Week in February 2015. At that time, the new art council was introduced to the business community consisting of the Greater Westside Board of Trade and the Okanagan Board of Excellence.  Inspired by Westside Culture Days 2014, the focus of the new art council brings awareness to the diverse and rich cultural resources by working with interested and invested businesses. This encourages community interaction and provides cultural tourism alongside the already established wineries and golf.

Mandate: -To create a symbiotic relationship between Westbank First Nation and West Kelowna where both sides flourish through the arts; -To build partnerships and initiate projects that strengthen community awareness  of the arts which establish connections and communication; -To seek opportunities to showcase, support and promote our artists and their works  locally, nationally and internationally; -To support, inspire, educate, and acknowledge our young emerging artists; and -To support and encourage business participation in the arts to invigorate local and  creative commerce.


Dec 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Dec 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts


Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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PARKING : Metered street parking is available outside the centre (free after 5 PM & Sundays). One block south on Ellis Street, parking has been increased at the Library Parkade to 668 spaces, and Memorial Parkade to 519 spaces (opening fall 2016). Parkades are free after 6 PM except during special events. There is an Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access from Cawston).

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