Westcorp has been an active supporter of the Okanagan International Festival of Animation (OkIFA) from the start (even before we had defined our sponsorship program and tiers!). From the moment our fearless leader – Executive Director Anne Denman – spoke with the Westcorp team, they were “in” and ready to help bring Anne’s vision for a world-class animation and digital media festival to life.
Westcorp is a comprehensive real estate company that specializes in residential, retail, office, hospitality and mixed-use projects. Their mission is to create great spaces and places that bring out the best in people and, in Kelowna, that mission has resulted in the creation of the beautiful Downtown Marina and the soon-to-be-constructed new hotel on Kelowna’s downtown waterfront.
Westcorp strives to make a positive contribution to every community they touch. In hearing about our festival, the Kelowna-based Westcorp office knew that this event would be of great value to the Okanagan region and wanted to help.
“The Okanagan is an exceptional destination and a great community that we are proud to be a part of,” said Gail Temple, VP Operations from Westcorp. “We are actively involved in our community and wanted to be a part of this exciting new animation and digital media festival from the start.” She added: “It will be great for economic growth, excellent for tourism, and will be an exceptional opportunity to showcase what a great place Kelowna – and the entire Okanagan region – is to live, work and play in.”
Said Denman: “I was so thrilled when Westcorp came on board as one of our first sponsors. It is always a boon to a new event to have a well-known, well-respected, national company as one of your founding sponsors. We are looking forward to many years of working together and growing the festival.”