COVID-19: How you can help the OSA

Given the current outbreak of COVID‑19 and the need for Canadians to self-isolate, the front doors of the Shatford Centre will remain locked until further notice. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 250-770-7668 or via email at

The coming months will be difficult for many organizations, and the OSA is no exception.

We are currently selling raffle tickets to raise funds and support our programming, and every dollar we bring in will help us weather the challenges ahead. Raffle tickets are one for $10 or three for $20. Please email us if you’re interested in purchasing tickets so we can provide online payment options.

The lucky winner will receive a trip for two anywhere that WestJet flies*. We understand that travel is not top of mind for anyone at the moment, but this outstanding prize will be valid for a year.

Take care and be well – and get your tickets today!

*Some conditions apply.
Chances are 1 in 2,000 (total tickets for sale) to win.
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PaintNite at the Shatford Centre – Wednesday, April 8

Join us as we raise glasses and funds!

Feel good about giving as a local artist guides you and your friends through two hours of painting, drinking, and laughing. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time.

There will be a cash bar with wine and beer. Also, OSA will have a prepaid buffet which needs to be ordered four days before the event to ensure enough time for the food to be prepared.

When you buy a ticket to this event, $15 will be donated to the Okanagan School of the Arts.

Tickets are limited – register today! 

Strong Community Support at Shatford Centre Open House

About 200 community members from all walks of life attended The Okanagan School of the Arts open house, Monday night, at Penticton’s Shatford Centre.

At the meeting, billed as a night of creative disruption, attendees were invited to speak with board members, staff and others about a new vision for how the arts, creativity and innovation sector can become a stronger driver for economic and social well-being for our community.

OSA will use what they hear to make decisions about the future of the Shatford Centre and create a plan for arts and creativity programming that will help realize the community’s vision.

The lively open house was sponsored by Valley First, a Division of First West Credit Union.

A survey has also been created as part of OSA’s efforts to engage the community in developing a strategic plan for arts and creativity programming.

Here is the link: