Surrey Arts & Business Awards

Surrey Arts & Business Awards

The Surrey Arts & Business Awards showcase Surrey’s Creative Industry and recognize individuals and businesses that are committed to enriching Surrey through the arts, thus enhancing Surrey’s livability. The Surrey Board of Trade is committed to cultivating and sustaining a healthy and inclusive city and working towards ensuring that the cultural richness of Surrey is reflected through these awards.

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The nomination for this year is closed.

Award Categories

  1. Arts & Innovation Award: Awarded for originality, ingenuity, and resourcefulness within the creative sector (music, dance, visual art, literature). Open to individuals and businesses.
  2. Cultural Ambassador: Awarded to an individual or business that has significantly contributed to Surrey’s arts and cultural community and raised the visibility of Surrey’s creative industry. May include exemplary work across disciplines (as an artist or administrator) as well as advocating for and promoting the value of arts and culture.
  3. Music Award:Awarded to an individual or company that either supports musicians or has excelled in the musical industry.


Please submit your nomination to:

Rhona Doria
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
T: 604.634.0344
F: 604.588.7549

2023 Finalists

Arts and Innovation

Praise Theatre Ensemble and Arts Ministry (Praise TEAM)

SMASH Theatre School

Studio 73

Cultural Ambassador

Amarjeet Singh, Naad Arts Centre Society

Sireen El-Nashar, Zaytuna Services Society

Surrey Children’s Choir


Glisha Dela Cruz

Jackson Hollow

Jacob Brand

Finalists’ profiles

Previous Winners

2022 Winners

Arts and Innovation Award Category – Blue Frog Studios
Cultural Ambassador Award Category – Lyn Verra-Lay
Music Award Category – Argel Monte de Ramos
Legacy Award Category – Liane Davison

2021 Winners

Arts and Innovation Award Category – Sandeep Johal
Cultural Ambassador Award Category – Comfort Adesuwa Ero | African Stages Association
Music Award Category – Luv Randhawa
Legacy Award Category – The Fraser Valley Musical Theatre
Recognition for Philanthropy – Shaw Communications Inc.

2020 Winners

Arts and Innovation Award Category – Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society
Cultural Ambassador Award Category – Asad Khan | Khanvict
Philanthropy Award Category – Edith Lando Charitable Foundation
Legacy Award Category – Stephen Horning
Music Award Category- Snakes x Ladders

2019 Winners

Arts and Innovation Award Category – Brotherhood Dance Crew
Cultural Ambassador Award Category – Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Philanthropy Award Category – Charan Sethi
Legacy Award Category- Chris Thornley
Music Award Category- Richard Tichelman

2018 Winners

Arts and Innovation Award Category – Peninsula Production Society
Cultural Ambassador Award Category – Ellie King
Philanthropy Award Category – Concord Pacific Development Inc.
Legacy Award Category – Surrey Little Theatre

2017 Winners

Arts & Innovation Award – Surrey Youth Orchestra
Cultural Ambassador – Mohammad Asimul Islam
Philanthropy Award – Westminster Savings Credit Union
Legacy Award – Sheila McKinnon