The Shatford Centre Board

2019-2020 Okanagan School of the Arts Board of Directors

The Okanagan School of the Arts’ 2019-2020 Board of Directors was elected at our AGM on November 30, 2019:

  • Keith MacIntyre (President)
  • Charles Cornell (Vice President)
  • Nathan Grant (Treasurer)
  • Karen Collins (Secretary)
  • Cole Ferencz
  • Tiffany Warkentin
  • Jesse Martin
  • Renée Matheson


Shatford Centre wins the Thompson Okanagan Commercial Building Awards honour for Commercial Renovation / Restoration in 2012. Architect: Chris Allen, AIBC, LEED, AP. General Contractor: Greyback Construction. Project Supervisor: Samarpan Faasse, Okanagan School of the Arts. he Shatford Centre receives award for the renovation of the building


In May Mother Earth was donated to the Shatford Centre by artist Petronella van den berg and her husband on their leaving Penticton for Eastern Canada.
Resurgence Exhibition, curated by Dr Michelle Jack and Ann Doyon Second opened June 21st ,the second annual joint Aboriginal Day celebration of the Okanagan School of the Arts and the En’owkin Centre. Also featured was an exhibition of photos of elders from the Okanagan Nation communities (Okanagan Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Westbank First Nation, Penticton Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian Band, Lower and Upper Similkameen Indian Bands) and historical photos of the past.


Crossing the River: Supporting Creative Reconciliations exhibit, curated by Robyn Kruger, Greg Younging and Kayleigh Hall, opened on Aboriginal Day, June 21st, 2016 at the Shatford Centre. The Shatford Centre and the En’owkin Centre, an Indigenous post-secondary arts and cultural center located on the Penticton Indian Reserve, endeavour to strengthen and connect Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Penticton using art and culture as a way to heal and repair historical divisions.


Construction of Rotary Community Learning Kitchen. In July, sculptures Mother Earth and Day Leaning Into Night by Petronella van den berg, an artist from the Netherlands who had made her home in Naramata, find a temporary home at the Shatford Centre.


Shatford Chronicles Summer Edition announces the publication of Penticton Inside-Out map, designed by Larry Hunter, as a fund raiser for the Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre. There is a colourful character map on one side and a Penticton street map on the other.


Pen High 100th Reunion, Shatford becomes headquarters. The celebration was held May 18 and 19, 2012


Shatford Centre opens at the Spirit Festival February 21-26th ,2011 giving the public a long-awaited preview of the Shatford Building in operation in it’s new role as an entrepreneurial arts centre.
The range of creative activities offered included drumming classes from Bobby Bovenzi, script and song writing, dance, culinary arts and painting. In June The Okanagan School of the Arts began its programming and administration of the building.


Federal funding announced


Phase I renovations allowed the Shatford Centre to be opened to the public. Renovations included an elevator, new front stairs and entrance, new washrooms, upgrade of the electrical system and repair of the auditorium. Publication of the first Shatford Chronicles – Winter 2010 edition.