Dear Heavenly Father, Today we raise up MLA Ben Stewart – Kelowna West. We thank you for his years of service to Kelowna West for 11 years. As West Kelowna navigates through the forest fires and the rebuilding, assist Ben to walk with his constituency with compassion and understanding. May they become a stronger community because of this. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Ben Stewart was elected MLA for Westside-Kelowna in 2009 and 2013. He was re-elected MLA for Kelowna West in a by-election in 2018 and then in the 2020 provincial general election. He currently serves as the Official Opposition critic for Housing. He has extensive experience serving the community as a board member for numerous organizations such as the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and Okanagan College. He was also as a founding director of a venture capital fund for local business development in British Columbia. In 1989, he founded and built Quail’s Gate into one of Canada’s leading estate wineries. In October of 2013, Stewart was appointed British Columbia’s Special Representative in Asia to act as the province’s official on-the-ground representative in Asia to further strengthen BC’s government-to-government relationships in China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia. Ben lives in West Kelowna and has three children and five grandchildren.