Rotary Centre for the Arts Welcomes new GM

Patrick LeBlanc has been hired as the new general manager for The Rotary Centre for the Arts.     “I’m really excited to be joining the team at the Rotary Centre for the Arts,” said LeBlanc, who will start his new job Aug. 20.     “Walking into the RCA was love at first sight for me. The innovative programs, the bistro, the Mary Irwin Theatre, all the activity; there’s just so much going on here, and it has such great... Read More

Montreal rock band, ERA 9 @ Mary Irwin Theatre on May 29th

Montreal rock band, ERA 9 @ Mary Irwin Theatre on Tuesday, May 29th by kelownalivemusic The band is set to take the stage of Rotary Centre for the Arts – Mary Irwin Theatre on Tuesday, May 29th, as part of their headlining tour throughout Western Canada. The tour is sponsored by HMP Music and will showcase pop/rock artists and bands from across the country. ERA 9 has been making quite the noise around Canada, having already appeared... Read More

WAM! A Sensory Experience of Wine Art & Music

WAM!  A Sensory Experience of Wine Art & Music Sat May 12 2012 7:00-10:00PM Safe Ride Home (Sponsored by Turner Audi)    Those with a love for creative expression can don their finest for WAM!….back by popular demand WAM! is the most fun you’ll have during Spring Wine Festival!  Guests can enjoy a truly unique Okanagan Valley culture experience with a variety of WINE, ART & MUSIC being served up in gorgeous Rotary Centre for... Read More

CBC at the Rotary Centre for the Arts DEC 2 for FOOD BANK DAY

Kelowna Join CBC Radio’s Daybreak South and Radio West as they broadcast live from the Kelowna Rotary Centre to raise funds for Food Bank. Take part in the day’s event that includes poetry reading to belly dancing. Be a part of the 25th Annual Food Bank Day in Kelowna!  December 2 marks the 25th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Food Bank Day. This year, Kelowna radio shows Daybreak and Radio West will be moving their shows down... Read More

The Rotary Centre for the Arts’ Annual Fundraiser “GALA FOR THE ARTS”

  The Rotary Centre for the Arts’ Annual Fundraiser “GALA FOR THE ARTS” is coming soon. Gala for the Arts is our signature fundraising event in support of Youth Arts Education Programming.  With over 10,000 youth coming through the building annually, there is a constant need for funds to deliver programs for all. The Thomas Alan Budd Foundation again presents this fresh event filled with Island Music and exciting ports of call on... Read More

Matt Andersen – All Fired Up & On the Road!

oook contributor Shelly Vida on Matt Andersen who will be at the Rotary Centre for the Arts Oct 8th, 2011 Matt Andersen, the acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist, is having the busiest year of his career. So far it’s included a six-day blues cruise around the Caribbean, two shows at Britain’s massive Glastonbury Festival, and 14 major Canadian folk, jazz or blues festivals. He played nearly 100 other shows from the Maritimes to Vancouver... Read More

Love Jazz? “LIVE AFTER 5” JAZZ JAMS at RCA Every Thurs

Rotary Centre for the Arts presents “LIVE AFTER 5” JAZZ JAMS Thursdays 5:00-7:00PM starting Sept 15th     With summer winding down, the “Live After 5” Jazz Jams at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, were to finish at the end of August. What started as a summer concept thanks to the enthusiasm and support of Craig Thomson, his students and fellow musicians, was very well received and will resume weekly on Sept 15th.   You never know... Read More