A SIGNATURE IN TIME - Kelowna Arts and Culture Festival 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

421 Cawston Avenue

Kelowna, BC

As time continues to tell its story, we, the inhabitants of the unceded and traditional territories of the syilx/Okanagan People are painting a picture with our daily activities. This year we are looking to celebrate our SIGNATURE IN TIME through arts and culture at the Kelowna Arts and Culture Festival during Culture Days. The 2019 theme, “A Signature in Time” is a reminder that the things we do every day contribute to making this city alive. It is a tribute to living life through time, space and within all its forms and shapes. We all live together in this theatre of life enacting the story of KELOWNA. Art is the vessel that gives form to our culture. It mirrors our doings, captures our moments and weaves them into the fabric of time. It is therefore, through the celebration of the arts, that we take a moment to seek, understand and appreciate the narratives we have created and are continuing to create by simply being. We are excited and honored to have Pamela and Wilfred Barnes grace the event with their gift of indigenous knowledge. Through their words, we open the festival by transcending the illusions of mythologies created from a place of unknowing. The event takes place Friday the 27th- Sunday the 29th of September 2019. It features the Launch of Ballet Kelowna’s season, and dazzling performances and workshops for music, poetry, film and more The festival is for all ages and is inclusive to all. Be sure to bring your friends and family! All Culture Days events and activities are free/by donation.

Event Schedule - Coming Soon

About the RCA

Location

421 Cawston Avenue

Kelowna, BC

Organizer

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Events

humynatur3 - Holly Ward Exhibition

Organized by Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

humynatur3 explores the dissolution of Nature/Culture distinctions as emergent in the Anthropocene, a new geological era wherein human activity has influenced the course of all non-human systems, towards unprecedented outcomes. In this co...

Do You Have A Story Inside You?

Organized by Westbank Writer's Group at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Once again. Do you have a story inside you? Let’s explore that question together, because everyone does have a story. It’s just a matter of getting it out. If this is something you want. If it is on your “bucket list,” then come and ta...

The Joy of Sailing - documentary film

Organized by Ascent Films Inc. at Salloum Studio in the Rotary Centre for the Arts

This episode of AMI's "Our Community" tells the story of the Okanagan chapter of the Adaptive Sailing Association BC. The organization is made up of a group of passionate individuals who love helping people with disabilities to discover and...

Yes, Her Poetry Really Is in Orbit around Mars

Organized by Fern G. Z. Carr at Rotary Centre for the Arts (Upstairs Lobby)

Are you trying to get published? Would you like some professional feedback on a poem you've written? Do you have questions about digital vs. print or the role of social media in the arts? Would you like to discuss why poetry scares some...

Poetry as Compact Storytelling

Organized by Fern G. Z. Carr at Rotary Centre for the Arts (in the Mary Irwin Theatre)

Join award-winning poet, Fern G. Z. Carr, for Poetry as Compact Storytelling. Carr is the author of Shards of Crystal (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018) – a book described as "a metamorphosis of darkness to light that moves readers to the brink...

Traditional Chinese Dance Lessons

Organized by Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association at Rotary Centre for the Arts (Sun FM Studio & Salloum Rehearsal Studio)

Fun, all-ages dance lessons provided by the Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association! Learn both traditional and folk styles of Chinese dance from 2-3:30 for teens and adults, and 3:30-4:30 for kids. Adults can also attend a beginners Taiji le...

Okanagan Mexican Folklore Dance Group

Organized by Rotary Centre for the Arts at Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, B.C.

Culture Days Kelowna will give Okanagan Mexican Folklore Dance Group the opportunity to showcase their bright and colorful traditional Mexican dresses and to delight you with some of Mexico's most famous dances.

Culture Days performance by Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers

Organized by Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers at Rotary Centre Arts

Listen to Canadian Old Time and Don Messer tunes performed by the Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers. Dance or clap your hands to this toe tapping music. The music played has been popular for more than 75 years and entertained people across Canada...

CELEBRATING DAPHNE ODJIG: ART AS MEDICINE. Discover Daily Doodling

Organized by Karen Close, Creative Wellness Coach, editor Sage-ing With Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude at Board room, Rotary Centre for the Arts

Saturday September 28, 2019. Drop in 11AM-4PM. Board Room ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, KELOWNA Explore the personal magic of Daily Doodling with Kelowna General Hospital Creative Wellness coaches Susan LeBlanc and Karen Close. Artist Daph...

Kelowna Kasugai Sister City Association celebrates Culture

Organized by Kelowna Kasugai Sister City Association at 1435 Water St, behind City Hall.

Join us for a few hours in Kelowna's Kasugai Gardens. Friday, September 27th from 1 - 3 pm. We will be hosting a tea ceremony and have Calligraphy and Origami demonstrations, If you have not had the opportunity to visit Japan, this time s...

“Demystifying Community Theatre”

Organized by Theatre Kelowna Society at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Theatre Kelowna Society has organized a Hands On theatre activity. Two days of theatre workshops about the various parts of producing and performing plays and one day to write and present a play. This event is open to all ages, everybody h...

Taiwanese x People Exhibition

Organized by Kelowna Taiwanese Cultural Society at Rotary Centre for the Arts

We are hosting a 3 days exhibition, the exhibition is about the story of Taiwanese people. Taiwan is, like Canada, a multicultural country. Taiwanese people are composed of a majority of Taiwanese indigenous people, and the largest ethnic g...

Taiwan & Canada Academic Seminar- Indigenous Collaboration for Cultural (Re)Vitalisation

Organized by Kelowna Taiwanese Cultural Society at Rotary Centre for the Arts

We are hosting a seminar, Settler – Indigenous Collaboration for Cultural (Re)Vitalisation, and we will also talk about the Indigenous Transitional Justice in Canada and Taiwan, with the academics from University of British Columbia and the...

Long Time No Sea - movie watching and post screening discussion

Organized by Kelowna Taiwanese Cultural Society at Rotary Centre for the Arts

We are hosting a movie featuring Long Time No Sea, a Taiwanese Indigenous movie. The movie is reminding people of the importance of traditional culture and intergenerational education. The cast composed almost exclusively of non-professiona...

Adult Dance Class Sampler from Luki Studios

Organized by Luki Studios at Rotary Centre for the Arts

As we get older our needs may change, but our passion and love of dance and fitness doesn't have to! Join our instructors for mini sessions of Ballet, Tap, Pound! Fitness and Yoga; just some of the many class styles we offer at our Adult on...

All Bodies Dance Kelowna

Organized by All Bodies Dance Kelowna at Rotary Centre for the Arts

All Bodies Dance Project offers accessible and inclusive dance classes for adults of all abilities, genders and backgrounds. We strive to create an open, safe and fun environment where everyone can experience the joy of moving and creating...

Peruvian Folklore Dance

Organized by Peruvian Folklore Dancers at Rotary Centre of the Arts

Peruvian Folklore Dance Group at Kelowna Culture Days. This event features two types of cultural dances and will showcase colourful traditional Peruvian dresses. Huayno: This is a traditional Andean dance that is popular in the Peruvian hi...

The ‘Not So Happily Ever After’ Storytelling Workshop

Organized by Andrew Buckley at Rotary Centre for the Arts

This fun and interactive storytelling workshop takes a look at fairytales and their wonderfully dark and gruesome origins, before they became all cute and disney-fied. The workshop includes a short presentation about story and plot, charact...

Somos Colombia Dance Group at Culture Days

Organized by Somos Colombia Dance Group at Rotary Centre for the Arts

We will be performing 4-5 typical dances from the Caribbean and Pacific coast of Colombia: 1. Mapale: Is an Afro-Colombian style of dance that was brought over by the slaves. It represents the fisherpeople after a long day of work. The bod...

2020-2025 Cultural Plan Booth

Organized by City of Kelowna - Cultural Services at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Come by and check out more information around the newly launched 2020-2025 Cultural Plan in our community! We will have information available and interactive games to get you excited about the future of culture in Kelowna! Find ways to g...

Culture Days Kick Off Party

Organized by City of Kelowna - Cultural Services at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us as we kick off the 10th year of the national Culture Days with a celebration of the arts and culture in our community. Enjoy food, refreshments and entertainment to launch into a weekend of free, creative fun!

Experience Ukrainian Dance!

Organized by Dolyna Ukrainian Cultural Society at Rotary Centre for the Arts

This workshop will introduce participants to the rich tradition of Ukrainian dance, an art form as athletic and acrobatic as it is elegant. No previous experience is required—only enthusiasm! Our qualified and experienced instructors, fro...

Ballet Kelowna's Launch 2019 - Season Preview Performance

Organized by Ballet Kelowna at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Ballet Kelowna is once again offering a preview of the season’s dancers and upcoming performances at our sixth annual Launch event on Friday, September 27 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. Hosted by Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando, this event is...

Piano with Constantine Mapute

Organized by Constantine Mapute at Rotary Centre for the Arts

I am a pianist that's happy to play for whoever is interested in listening. My performances will include a handful of instrumental piano music composed by me, as well as some very light background improvising to set the mood for other thing...

Living Things International Arts Festival

Organized by Living Things International Arts Festival at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Work and play with others using simple technologies like overhead projectors, paper puppets, shadows and live voices to tell stories. Interactive, playful exploration. Choose a story, choose an object and get going....

Okanagan Latin Association at Culture Days

Organized by OLA - Okanagan Latin Association at Rotary Centre for the Arts

OLA is very please to have the opportunity to meet our community members to share our Latin culture and to tell you more about our organization. Looking to meet you all on the Culture Days. See you on Saturday September 28 between 1:00 to 4...

Naked Mind

Organized by Rotary Centre for the Arts at Rotary Centre for the Arts

A one night contemporary dance performance choreographed by Vancouver-based choreographer Jennifer McLeish-Lewis. Staring dancers Sarah Formosa, Calder White, and Sabine Raskin. Sound design by Stefan Soulovitz with text by Terrence McKen...