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Our Mission

Enriching Lives and Building Community

Teaching hands-on learning that inspires creativity and builds community.

Our Values
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Okanagan Folk School’s mission is rooted in the community. Our workshops empower and affirm by celebrating curiosity and open doors to the world of arts and craft and nurturing self-discovery.

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The Okanagan Folk School’s efforts are directly connected to the Okanagan Valley, its beauty, history, and productivity. The mountains, the lakes, First Nations culture, agriculture, and incredibly talented community members influence our workshops.

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School Culture

The Okanagan Folk School pursues integrity and quality at every level. We pursue our mission with pride and purpose. Our institutional approach reflects our commitment to craft, to community and to the joy of hands-on learning.

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These workshops connect the past, the present and the future. Maintaining and perpetuating the future of craft, celebrating time-tested methods, and exploring the world’s need for sustainable solutions.

Help Build The Folk School

Become a Director: The Okanagan Folk School is a community. This school is your school. Join a unique group of visionary partners and build a legacy for Peachland and the Okanagan Valley.

Become a Volunteer: Volunteering should be fun! Our volunteer opportunities are often social and involve many hands pitching in to make busy work go quickly. You are a community builder.

Become a Major Donor: Members of the Foundation Circle and Builders Circle link generosity with strategy and are committed to cultivating a bright future for community building and hands-on creativity.

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