The Surrey Board of Trade, as part of their cultural industry strategy, will present the Inaugural Surrey Mayor’s Art Awards on June 9 (Registration and Breakfast 7:30am and the Program is from 8:00-10:00am) at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Admission is Free.
The awards will be presented at this year’s creative economy dialogue with Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner. The event will include the awards presentation plus a dialogue on making Surrey a music city destination with our speakers:
1. Thea Karki, Playing for Change Foundation
2. Sami Ghawi, FUSIONpresents
3. Rob Calder, Secret Study Projects
THE AWARD FINALISTS ARE:
1. Philanthropy Award:
Awarded to an individual or business that has generously contributed to arts and culture through grants, donations or other investments.
a. Perminder Chohan
b. Chris Thornley
c. Westminster Savings Credit Union
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.
a. Arts Umbrella
b. Barbara Gould
c. Mohammad Asimul Islam
3. Legacy Award:
Awarded for a rich and enlightening career in the arts. This individual or business may be celebrating a milestone anniversary or capping off a long career in the creative economy industry. Ultimately Surrey is more vibrant for their long-standing contributions.
a. Sheila McKinnon
b. Robert Gary Parkes
c. Chris Thornley
4. Arts & Innovation Award:
Awarded for originality, ingenuity, and resourcefulness within the creative sector (music, dance, visual art, literature).
a. Studio 73
b. Surrey International Writer’s Conference
c. Surrey Youth Orchestra
This event is sponsored by:
Presenting sponsor: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
Award sponsor: Tien Sher Homes
Audio Visual Sponsor: Focus AV
Media sponsor: Surrey Now-Leader Newspaper
For more information contact: