A draft of Kelowna's 2020-2025 Cultural Plan is now available for review; the full plan is available online and an overview of the plan will be presented to the public at various locations and events, taking place between July 22 and August 1.

“The key to this plan is that the strategies are flexible enough to allow for the development of new community initiatives to support the vision for the sector,” said City of Kelowna Cultural Services Manager, Christine McWillis. “The Cultural Plan is not designed to be delivered by any one entity, the community has helped to build this plan which will inform investment, enhance program delivery and encourage collaboration and innovation.”

The updated plan was drafted after a year of consultation and input from community members, including artists, as well as arts and culture organizations and the business community. Tourism Kelowna was represented on the external advisory committee by Melissa McCluskey, who oversees our social media and industry communication, and who is passionate about live music, theatre, and culture.

Any member of the public can see an overview of the plan and talk to Cultural Services representatives at one of the following locations:

  1. Monday, July 22: Okanagan Regional Library - Rutland Branch, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, July 23: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, July 24: Dancing in the Park/Park and Play, Stuart Park, 5 to 8 p.m.
  4. Thursday, July 25: Okanagan Regional Library - Downtown Branch in Atrium, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  5. Sunday, July 28: Rutland Community Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  6. Thursday, August 1: Arts on the Avenue, 4 to 10 p.m. 

To provide your input on the draft plan, visit one of the events above or click here to review the online version. Click here for the full City of Kelowna press release.