Thank you, Lord, for MLA Ben Stewart. Give him wisdom as he works to increase tourism as a growing steady income stream for our province. Give him eyes to see the real needs and the words to say as the Shadow Minister and help him to find creative solutions to those needs. Give him courage and boldness when needed and the ability to find rest and time for family. 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.