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MLA Ben Stewart, Kelowna-West

God, we pray today for MLA Ben Stuart for Kelowna-West.  Continue to lead and guide him in all the tasks and duties that are in front of him this season.  Give Ben favour as he advocates for the good things you have given him authority in.  Be with him and protect Ben and his children and grandchildren as they start this new year.  Give Ben times of refreshing that nourish his soul! 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 Shadow Minister for Tourism and Trade.  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.