The Mission of the Friends of Fintry is to create an environment that allows park visitors and participants to engage in recreational and educational opportunities that develop a greater understanding of their heritage, the lifestyles of their forebears, and the household and farming practices, skills, and knowledge that sustained them.
Participants and visitors to the Fintry Estate and Park developing a transformative and deeper understanding of the heritage, lifestyles, and sustainable farming practices of inhabitants of the Okanagan Valley in the first half of the 20th century.
In carrying out its Mission, the Friends of Fintry value:
- Authentic and transformative experiences for visitors and participants to the Park and Fintry Estate.
- Good relations with neighbours, First Nations, benefactors, and all other stakeholders.
- Transparency and integrity in its decisions, in the management of its resources, and in its dealing with other organizations and individuals.
- A safe and healthy environment for visitors and participants to the Park.
- An operation that is environmentally, financially, and socially sustainable for future generations of park visitors and participants, neighbours, and other stakeholders.
As stated in its Constitution, to further its Mission the Friends of Fintry Provincial Park Society has the following purposes:
- To assist with the management of the cultural and historic resources of Fintry Provincial Park, in cooperation with BC Parks, Okanagan District.
- To undertake projects to support BC Parks in initiatives for the preservation and restoration of buildings, cultural features, facilities and practices in Fintry Provincial Park.
- To raise and disburse funds to support the management of the cultural and historical resources of Fintry Provincial Park.
- To maintain registration with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization in order to solicit funds and services from individuals or corporations to allow individuals or corporations to deduct any monies and services so given from their income tax or corporate tax as a charitable gift.
- To cooperate with other organizations having aims and objectives similar to those of the Society by conducting and participating in joint activities.
- To make grants to preservation, maintenance and restoration projects and for the education of the public to further the vision of the Society.
- To function at all times as an independent, non-political, not-for-profit body in carrying out the purposes of the Society.