New Kelowna council to be sworn in Monday

Inaugural meeting of new council to take place at the Mary Irwin Theatre

Kelowna’s new city council will be sworn into office next Monday.

The ceremony will be open to the public and will take place in the Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre For The Arts on Cawston Avenue downtown.

The inaugural meeting of the new council, of which the swearing-in ceremony is a part, is set to start at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 and run for two hours. It will feature the swearing-in of mayor-elect Walter Gray, as well as re-elected councillors Robert Hobson, Andre Blanleil and Luke Stack, and newcomers Maxine DeHart, Mohini Singh, Colin Basran, Gail Given and Gerry Zimmermann. The swearing-in will be conducted by local judge Jane Cartwright.

The first meeting of the new council, will also feature Gray’s inaugural speech as mayor and the appointment of councillors to various committees and boards.

Unlike regular council meetings, entertainment will be part of the inaugural meeting, with a welcoming song to be sung by Candesca, an award-winning ensemble of 9 young women based in Kelowna, a community blessing by Pastor Tim Schroeder of Trinity Baptist Church and the singing of the national anthem.


Just Posted

‘Listen to your gut’ urges injured skier

Mike Shaw was told he’d never walk again after an accident four years ago, but he defied the odds

Small grass fire sparks in West Kelowna

Fire crews quickly douse blaze in ditch on Friday afternoon

Kelowna teen allegedly robbed while walking at night

Community asked for tips to help reunite teen with ring

Nasty note on windshield sparks online outrage

Vernon’s Bailey McDonald is using a painful experience to start conversation about invisible illness

Remembering road crash victims in Kelowna

World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims takes place Sunday in Kelowna

Flag person struck by car

RCMP investigating incident involving female traffic control person and senior driver

Rockets calm Hurricanes for 7th straight win at home

Dillon Dube scored twice Friday to lead Rockets to WHL victory over Lethbridge

‘I will now live in consistent fear’: Allan Schoenborn granted escorted leaves

The Merritt man was deemed not criminally responsible in the killing of his three children in 2008

Guns and drugs seized in Kamloops RCMP blitz

Kamloops Mounties and the gang unit seize drugs and make arrests in two-day blitz

Hammy the deer dodges conservation officers in Prince Rupert

The famous Prince Rupert hammock deer maintains his purple threads

‘No shirt, no service, no Canada’

Shirtless Tacoma man arrested after Canadian border officials say they found meth in rental vehicle

Interior Health expands meningococcal precautions in South Okanagan

Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls included in the expanded precautionary immunization measure

Homeless count returns amid Penticton’s housing crisis

Volunteers are hitting the streets this week to find solid data on Penticton’s homeless population

Missing woman smart, courageous, lovable

Mother says Caitlin Potts trying to overcome foster care experience

Most Read