Arts & Culture

Healthy communities include public access to the arts, culture and community events.

Expand and improve Public Spaces

Promote the expansion of public markets, “people places,” shopping hubs, parks and recreational facilities.

Inclusive Community

Welcome diversity and celebrate our differences

The Environment

Expand recycling programs - encourage water and land conservation measures.

Water

This precious water resources we have need to be monitored, protected and managed carefully.

Transportation

Promote a Bicycle culture and improved Public Transit

Integrated Neighbourhoods

Zoning is an important tool that will encourage integration.

Housing Affordability

A good community must have a variety of housing options for its citizens.

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Harjit Singh Sajjan has served Canada and his community as both a soldier and a police officer. He continues his service to Canada as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver South and as Minister of National Defence. I had the honor of having lunch with the Minister when he was in Kelowna to attend a Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Harjit is a retired Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces and a combat veteran. He was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina and served three separate deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Harjit has received numerous recognitions for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal for reducing the Taliban’s influence in Kandahar Province. He is also a recipient of the Order of Military Merit, one of the military’s highest recognitions. Harjit also served as an Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Harjit was a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department for 11 years. He completed his last assignment as a Detective-Constable with the Gang Crime Unit specializing in organized crime. He proudly tackled gang violence and drug crimes in Vancouver. Harjit is also a human security specialist, and has lectured to a wide audience in both Canada and the United States.

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Hundreds gathered in Ben Lee Park in Rutland on Saturday March 26th to celebrate the life of Ben Lee. Ben had a full career teaching highschool as well as he served as a Kelowna City Councillor for 23 years. He had a quiet, friendly way of doing his work. He also founded the Multicultural Society and served as its President. He brought us all closer together and helped us learn to appreciate each culture's unique characteristics. Simply put, Ben was an effective leader. Personally, I am pleased we will always have Ben Lee Park to remember his great contribution to our City. Condolences to his family for their loss.  This picture was taken at Ben Lee Park during the farewell celebration of Ben's Life. 

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