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Rotary Centre for the Arts

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421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
250-717-5304 https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/

Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre. At the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 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.

PARKING: Metered street parking is available outside the centre. Additional parking available at the Library Parkade (one block south, access from Ellis), Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access off Cawston). PARKING MAP

February 2019

heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

Feb 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$7

heART Fit is a practice for those seeking a creative lifestyle and improved health through creative relaxation. Open to all ages and levels of experience.

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April 2019

RCA: All Bodies Dance Kelowna (ages 18+)

April 2 @ 10:30 am - May 21 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

This 6-week pilot project is for anyone with or without a disability interested in dancing and moving in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Classes will free up your creativity, your imagination and your body while celebrating our diverse ways of moving!

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RCA Jazz Dance (adults 16+)

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - May 16 @ 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

Jazz dance is a motivating, fun, upbeat class with a lot of movement. Jazz involves a broad range of styles ranging from the 1950's to modern Jazz today. This class is suitable if you are new to Jazz dance, or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.

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JAZZ JAM

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Come by, have some fun and the a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.

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School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette, on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday each month. Open to professors and spectators.

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Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$10

For all ages and skill levels! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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Completely Creedence-a tribute to CCR

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$42

COMPLETELY CREEDENCE is a Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) tribute band who wants to invite you to a night out to remember the incredible music that John Fogerty and CCR provided for the world to enjoy and relate to.
CCR was a popular rock band, active in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

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May 2019

EXHIBIT: Grey Sage Studio

May 1 - May 31
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Alex Fong Galleria This exhibition - Just North - is a new view of works by resident artists of Grey Sage Studio in Kelowna’s North End. Each of the five artists brings a long history and keen appreciation of media from acrylic and watercolour to oil, printmaking, and air brush work....even vintage clothing makes its way into the studio work. Selena Sced holds Grey Sage Studio as her home base, and the other studio artists include Joan McEwan, Paul Butvila,…

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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$10

Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.

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Stardust- A Rock Tribute Extravaganza

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$35

Introducing the Newest Multiple ROCK TRIBUTE Concert Band STARDUST, featuring Jimmy LeGuilloux, Niki Martinus, Singer/Songwriter, David Mihal, Mike Jervis and Dan Fogarty who will make their Debut Concert May 2, 2019 at Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna.This spectacular concert includes Tributes to……DAVID BOWIE,JOHN MELLENCAMP ,CRANBERRIES PEARL JAM ,FLEETWOOD MAC,PAT BENATAR,CHRIS CORNELL, CHRISSIE HYNDE ………Performed by these multi-talented Okanagan Musicians…..JIMMY LEGUILLOUX - NIKI MARTINUS - KAT LAWRENCE  SERGIO INTILE - VICKY NISH - TOMY THISDALE Get ready for a unique and…

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Tricia at the RCA!

May 2 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join Tricia at the RCA for a fun, interactive evening of music.  Sing-a-long, Name-that-Tune, Be a Star! Tricia Dalgleish was born and raised in British Columbia, and makes her home in Kelowna, BC. She began playing piano at the age of five, and has spent her life deeply involved in music. Tricia has been performing professionally on the piano and with various ensembles for over 20 years. She is currently playing and singing in Major Mambo, a latin band, as…

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The Spring Westjet Wine Tastings (Friday)

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$83

Taste over 200 British Columbian wines all under one roof, at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. With wineries organized by their different regions, you can tour throughout Okanagan Wine Country without having to drive!

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The Spring Westjet Wine Tastings (Saturday)

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$83

Taste over 200 British Columbian wines all under one roof, at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. With wineries organized by their different regions, you can tour throughout Okanagan Wine Country without having to drive!

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Introduction to Dot Mandalas

May 8 @ 10:00 am - May 29 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
$40

Join us for this art based form of meditation focuses around simple circles and acrylic paint.

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Open Mic

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Open Mic begins on Friday, May 10 at the RCA! We have heard a lot of talk from the musicians in Kelowna that there is lack of jam nights / creative spaces in this city. We are happy to announce that we will now be offering this in the Atrium! Our Open Mic includes: a PA, Backline, a bar and an incredible host, Stef Be. Come share your talents in the Atrium starting Friday, May 10 from 6-8pm. Stay tuned…

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Fiesta Flow Fitness

May 11 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
$90

Fiesta Flow Fitness is a Saturday party where we celebrate the power of community, love, service and spending time together. At the same time we train our bodies through the disciplines of body weight training, dance and yoga.

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Who Stole the Kovbasa

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Tickets:$20 Adult,$10 Child 12 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Tribal Belly Dance Fundamentals

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
$75

Made for newcomers to belly dancing and those already familiar with the art form. This belly dancing class will teach you how to move your body in new ways and refine those movements through focused steps.

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Introduction to Water Colour Painting

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - June 18 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$150

Calling all those interested in watercolour painting! This beginning watercolour painting class is the perfect way to explore your creativity and express your inner-artist.

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
$150

Designed for first time painters or passionate hobbyists, this painting class is about building the skills required to paint with confidence on your own. Acrylics are versatile and easy to work with, and because of their fast drying time allow for quick learning.

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RCA Tap Dance LEVEL ONE (adults 16+)

May 23 @ 10:00 am - June 27 @ 10:50 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada

The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile.

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RCA Tap Dance LEVEL TWO (adults 16+)

May 23 @ 11:00 am - June 27 @ 11:50 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada

This class has been designed to take your skills to the next level, strengthening the fundamental steps and directly follows Level One.

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RCA Jazz Dance (adults 16+)

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - June 27 @ 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Jazz dance is a motivating, fun, upbeat class with a lot of movement. Jazz involves a broad range of styles ranging from the 1950's to modern Jazz today. This class is suitable if you are new to Jazz dance, or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.

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When You’re Smiling

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$37.50

When You're Smiling is a show is created and performed by former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro. Tim combines his radio and singing worlds together in a show that is part story and part song. Think of it like Vinyl Cafe with a live jazz band.

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June 2019

Yellow Submarine

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:15pm, repeating until Jun 14, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This is the musical stage presentation based on The Beatles iconic movie Yellow Submarine.The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures.

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Murray McLauchlan

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$49.50

Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 45-year career, he has released 19 albums and been awarded 11 Junos.

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Bourne to be Ozz

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$39.50

“As close as you’re gonna get to the real thing”

Bourne to be Ozz: the Canadian Ozzy & Black Sabbath Experience is coming to Kelowna this summer.

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July 2019

Summer Break Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their choice’ of classes in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance.

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 5-6)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 7-8)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 9-14)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Kinetic: Artistic Movement for Ages 5-7

July 13 @ 9:30 am - August 24 @ 10:30 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada

Dance, drama, music! This high-energy class is an opportunity for your child to get in touch with their body and imagination.

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August 2019

Bach Brandenburg Concertos-Part 2

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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BACH COMPLETE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS – PART 2
Les Boréades de Montréal, in co-presentation with Early Music Vancouver
PROGRAMME
Brandenburg Concertos – J. S. Bach
• No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
• No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
• No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
• Harpsichord soloist Mark Edwards
Georg Philipp Telemann
Ouverture et suite pour flûte à bec, cordes et basse continue en la mineur
TWV 55:a2 (Hambourg, av.1740)

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The Slocan Ramblers

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$30

The Slocan Ramblers (2019 Juno Award Nominees) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between. On their much-anticipated new album Queen City…

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Summer Arts Blast Camp for Preschoolers (ages 3-5)

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$105

Pre-schoolers explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for boys and girls.

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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. 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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