Westside Culture Days a mixture of arts and politics

The Arts and Culture All Candidates Forum will take place at The Heritage retirement residence Saturday Sept. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.

There will be a mix of politics and artistic expression as part of Westside Culture Days in West Kelowna this week.

The Arts and Culture All Candidates Forum will take place at The Heritage retirement residence, 3630 Brown Rd., on Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

All four candidates—Angelique Wood, NDP; Dan Albas, Conservative; Karley Scott, Liberal and Robert Mellalieu, Green Party.

Each candidate will have the opportunity to give opening remarks, answer five questions relating to art and culture, and then give closing remarks.

Afterwards, candidates are invited to meet and greet with those in attendance. Seating is limited, but you can register at www.westsideculturedays.com to reserve a spot.

Among other events on the artistic side will be yoga instructor Tanya Normandale giving a Mala Bead Necklace Workshop on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Blenz Westbank Centre, 3645 Gossett Rd.

Learn how to make these meditative necklaces and how to use them with simple mantras. DIY kits and finished necklaces will be available for purchase.

The workshop is free.

An exhibit showcasing petit point by Stu Taylor and pointillism by Stan Meldrum can be seen all this week at RBC, 3650 Gossett Rd., until Sept. 26.

Meldrum will be at RBC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at Blenz Westbank Centre on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about cutlure days events on the Westside, see the website westsideculturedays.com.