Jennifer Hindle – The Passing of a Great Arts Supporter


by Glenna Turnbull

It is with great sadness that I learned about the passing of Jennifer Hindle. For those not familiar with her, she was a true pioneer in Kelowna’s arts community, having been an integral part of the arts council as well as a huge supporter of music, art, theatre and dance in the community.
She always had a kind word to say, a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eyes, and everyone in the arts community in Kelowna owes a ton of respect for the ground work she did helping to establish the vibrant arts community we have today. My sincere condolences to her family.


from the Central Okanagan Foundation:

In Memory of Jennifer Hindle

Jennifer Hindle passed away peacefully at home on January 24, 2012 after a short
illness. Jennifer’s firm belief that the Arts improve the lives of individuals and the well-
being of communities drove her to promote music, theatre, dance, and visual arts in the
Okanagan throughout her fifty years here. Her boundless energy will be missed by
many, especially those with whom she worked tirelessly in her volunteer
endeavours. We will miss her smile and her vast experience at our Central Okanagan
Grants Advisory Committee meetings.
As a tribute to Jennifer’s belief that the arts improve the lives of individuals and the well-being of
communities, please consider a memorial donation in her honour to:
The Jennifer Hindle Arts Fund at Central Okanagan Foundation
For further information contact Central Okanagan Foundation at 250.861.6160
Donations may be made online or by mail:
By mail – please make cheque payable to the Central Okanagan Foundation; indicate “Jennifer
Hindle Arts Fund” in the memo section of the cheque, and mail to: Central Okanagan Foundation,
#217, 1889 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5V5.
Online – please go to Central Okanagan Foundation’s website – click on DONATE NOW – select Fund Designation:
Jennifer Hindle Arts Fund – and follow the instructions
The Central Okanagan Foundation has been helping donors set up endowment
funds and making flow-through gifts to charities in our community since 1977.
Donations over $50 will receive a tax deductible receipt.
One Response to “Jennifer Hindle – The Passing of a Great Arts Supporter”
  1. Joanna Hindle says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet words about Mum – the support and love shown to her by the Arts community during the past few months has been overwhelming and comforting. Long Live Art! warmest regards, Joanna

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