About Us

Meet Our Team

Our Board

Executive Director

The Festival

The Central Okanagan Performing Arts Festival (COPAF) is a board governed, nonprofit charitable organization that oversees all aspects of the Performing Arts Festival, with open membership to the public, and executive positions elected from membership.

We produce an annual festival for aspiring performing artists to showcase their achievements in dance, music, and voice with community and peers. Our objective is to provide participants with performance opportunities, and constructive, positive evaluations from leading industry professionals beyond the region.

Belief Statement

We believe that building strong community partnerships with stakeholders and maintaining strategic focus is essential for growth and success. By doing so, the festival can continue to provide a one-of-a-kind experience, and meet increasing demands for the performing arts community.


We rely on volunteers, donations, and sponsorships to achieve our mission, while ensuring that each performer has a wonderful festival experience which encourages further study in their discipline.​