Opera Kelowna would like to take this opportunity to recognize Andrea Bates for her vision to start an opera company in Kelowna in January of 2013. She had a vision to create a program for young, up-and-coming artists and to establish a sustainable artistic organization for our community, without which Opera Kelowna would not exist.
Andrea served as the Executive and Marketing Director for Opera Kelowna from January 2013 until November 2015. She was responsible for obtaining non-profit status, our marketing and branding concept, fundraising, grant writing, sponsorship and donor programs, administration, strategic development – just to name a few of her many duties. Andrea resigned from her position in November 2015. Opera Kelowna would like to thank Andrea for all her hard work.