A simple drop becomes an ever growing ripple

There Is A Reason We Have Been Around For More Than 56 Years!

From our humble yet ambitious beginning in Canada’s Centennial year of 1967, the ARTS COUNCIL of SURREY (ACS) has grown to become a leading force in the promotion and advancement of the Literary, Performing and Visually Arts in the greater Surrey region. As Surrey continues to forge itself to the largest city in all of BC, so to will the ACS continue on its’ path to ensuring a positive environment and artistic opportunities for our many members.

Today, you can join over 1000 ACS members who, over the years, have appreciated the many benefits of belonging to this significant arts resource. Regardless of level, age or discipline, the ACS has a place for you.

Our combined Group, Individual, Associate and Business members give the ACS a potential reach of over 100,000 art-influencers and culture-shifters. If you want to be notice and get your message out to those who matter - it is time to join the ACS!

The ACS has a Membership Plan specifically tailor to your needs. We invite you to read this section and then call us at 604.594.2700 or email us at to become a valued Member and let us join you in your artistic journey. You may also scroll down to our printable MEMBERSHIP FORM, fill it out and submit it at your convenience.


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  • SPOTLIGHT on the Arts

    Published 10 times a year is distributed to Arts Council members and member groups, schools libraries, recreation centers, City Council, Seniors’ Centers and Tourism outlets throughout the province, and at all community events in which we participate.

    1: Members are able to submit promotional material or flyers to be included in the newsletter/website distribution.
    2: Members can have their events included in ASC website’s appropriate pages.
    3: ART SPOT Resource Centre of ACS. We have information, networks and mentors on many topics of value to members.
    4: Group Members can apply for grants to support their activities.
    5: Discounts are available to special events for seniors, families and children.

  • GRANTS: Financial Assistance

    There are two funding options for your non profit organization and Member of the ACS:


    Group members may apply for a ACS Cultural Grant through the Arts Council of Surrey. To qualify a member of your group must have attended 6 out of 8 general meetings. The group must have a BC non-profit Society Number, or been declared a Non-Profit Society by a special act of Parliament. Applying groups must also attend a meeting with the Grants Committee.

    GROUP MEMBERS that are registered Not-for-Profit may make application to the Arts Council of Surrey. Applications are available through the Arts Council of Surrey office [Phone 604.594.2700 | Email or may be DOWNLOAD ACS CULTURAL GRANT APP HERE.

    Applications are due, on or before, September 30th.


    The ACS helps you close the financial gap. The GAP provides access to our member groups, for the period of one year to funding sources through a large list of foundations. The GAP provides contact and grant info on each foundation or organization and searches can be targeted per project or in general.

    Written Submissions to participate in the GAP take place each September. Simply email us at expressing your interested to participate. Grants will be applied from January to December the following year.

    The cost to participate is $50 per year. Applications are due by the end of September.

  • ACS ART SPOT: Resource Centre

    We currently have information of value to individuals involved in the arts, professional and non-professional performers, with regard to government agencies, foundations or businesses that provide financial assistance and publicity including media contacts.

    We also have the Newton Cultural Centre which offers a variety of spaces you can rent for exhibitions, Readings, Auditions/Practices, Meetings and many other purposes.

    Further, renting any space in the NCC for your event gives you unprecedented access to market your event through ACS email blasts, website and multi-media social platforms. With over 400 Members at your fingertips – you need to look no further than the ACS for all your artistic needs as you develop your career.

    It is the intent of the ACS to continue to build upon our ‘ART SPOT: Resource Centre’ in order to provide you with links and access to the information, spaces, businesses, governments and money you need to succeed. If you have contacts/links that you would like to share with other artists and is not currently on our list, we would encourage to you send it to us at for inclusion in our ART SPOT!

  • SERVICES: Office

    The Arts Council of Surrey has available a number of office services for its members. Services are provided on an “at cost” basis as available. This includes photocopying, computer assistance and use of fax machine. For more information about these services, please contact the Office Administrator.

  • SERVICES: Other

    As an umbrella organization for many groups, we look forward to initiating new services to benefit the growth of the arts in Surrey. If a group has any requirements, which are not presently met by the Council, we would be happy to discuss them.

  • PROJECTS: Co-sponsorship

    The ACS is proud of the support we provide our many members. Another area we offer assistance is in the co-sponsorship of special projects. While too numerous to list, the ACS has worked with members on producing such highly successful annual events as: the Christmas Treasures Craft Fair, the Surrey Secondary Art Exhibit and the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival.

    In addition to member projects, we also do several events in partnership or cooperation with the City of Surrey. From Canada Day to the Fusion Festival – the ACS will work with all art lovers to produce the best events possible for the advancement of the arts and artists in Surrey.


    In 2010, the ACS, the City of Surrey and three levels of government changed Surrey Art history with the restoration of the old Firehall #10 in Newton. This state of the art restoration turned the old Firehall into the new HQ for the Arts Council of Surrey. Named the Newton Cultural Centre [NCC] it is a thriving cultural centre in the heart of Newton.

    As an artist, performer or writer, or as someone who lives and/or works in Newton, or anywhere on the Lower mainland, you can take advantage of the centre's economical rental rates and book your event or ongoing activity into one of these three easily accessible, affordable, and currently available spaces.

    All spaces are wheel chair accessible and a lift is available. Parking for 25 vehicles. Full services, utilities and amenities.


SPOTLIGHT on the Arts or read past issues in our Archives


One stop for all your artistic needs

FEES: 5 Levels of Accommodation

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS [$30.00 tax included]
-Residents of Surrey
-Eligible for Directorship
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS [$25.00 tax included]
-Non- residents of Surrey
-Receive Newsletter
-Attend General Meetings (no vote)

GROUP MEMBERS: NON GRANT [$40.00 tax included]
-Not eligible to apply for grants
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings
-Representative eligible to Directorship
-Link to Website

GROUP MEMBER: GRANT ELIGIBLE [$55.00 tax included]
-Registered Non-profit Society
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings
-Eligible for grants
-Representative eligible for Directorship
-Need to provide a list of group’s membership
-Link to Website

BUSINESS MEMBERS [$60.00 tax included]
-Receive Newsletter
-Vote at General Meetings
-Representative eligible to Directorship
-Link to Website


Please 1: fill out form right on the pdf, 2: copy or print, 3: email, fax or mail the Membership Form to:
Newton Cultural Centre
13530 72nd Avenue,
Surrey, BC, V3W 2P1

Updated January 2023



1001 Steps Players |

African Stages Association of BC |

Arts Umbrella |

Association francophone de Surrey |


Balsar Community Foundation |

BC Bonsai Society |

British Columbia Girls Choir |

BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival Society |

Brass Band Art Group |


Canadian Authors – Metro Vancouver |

CFUW White Rock/Surrey |

Classic Steps Stage Productions |

Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association |

Crescent Beach Photography Club |

Culture Chats BC Association |


Dansing Tones Association |

Dart Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society |


EJS School of Fine Arts |


Federation of Canadian Artists | 604-681-8534 |

Flamingo Square Arts Society |

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association |

Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society |

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society |

Fraser Valley Potters Guild Assoc |

Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild |

Friends of the Grove |


Global Peace Alliance BC Society |

Gurukul Canada Foundation 604-728-6210 | H




Kvitka Ukranian School of Dance |


Langley Arts Council |

Langley Camera Club |

Lions Gate Chorus |

Lookout Housing & Health Society |

Lyric Choirs of Surrey |


ME/FM Society of B.C. 250-495-3400 | Muslim Community Care Foundation | N

NAAD Art Centre 778-883-2627 |
Naked Stage Productions Society |

New City Toastmasters


Options Community Services Society |


Pacifica Retirement Residence (Never Too late Art Group) |

Peace Arch Chorus Sweet Adelines International Society |

Peace Arch Weavers & Spinners Guild | .org

Peninsula Arts Foundation |

Peninsula Productions |

Pivot Theatre Society |

Planet Fitness, Surrey

Port Kells Arts Club |

Praise Theatre Ensemble & Arts Ministry |



Royal Canadian Theatre Company |


Semiahmoo Arts Society |

Semiahmoo Potters Society |

School District #36 Surrey |

Soundscape Chorus |

Sources Community Resource Society |

South Delta Artists' Guild |

South Surrey and White Rock Art Society |

Studio Seventy Three |

Surrey Art Gallery 604-501-5187 |

Surrey Art Gallery Association |

Surrey Artswest Society |

Surrey Choral Arts Project Society |

Surrey City Orchestra Society |

Surrey Festival of Dance |

Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society |

Surrey SPARK Stages |

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society |

Surrey International Writers’ Conference |

Surrey Photography Club |

Surrey Pride Society |

Surrey Rockhound Club |

Surrey Symphony Society |

Surrey Urban Farmers Market |

Surrey Youth Theatre Company |


The Beach House Theatre Society |

The Handel Society of Music |

The Maple Leaf Singers |

The Society for the Preservation of Vaudeville |


U Create Art Productions |

Unique Get Together Society


Vancouver Cantonese Opera |


Westcoast Harmony Chorus |

White Rock Players’ Club | 604.536.7535 |

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club |

White Rock Players’ Club |


Yoruba Social & Cultural Assoc of BC | 604-722-0141


Updated January 2023


Joan Miriam Adams
Linda Annis
Elaine Antifaev
Paramjit Assi
Elizabeth Aubert
Shailesh Arora

Audrey Bakewell
Beth Barlow
Mary Frances Batut
Lee Beliveau
Frank Bennett
Linda Bickerton-Ross
Gail Biddle
Beverley Blair
Lynne Bradford
Ken Bradshaw
Colleen Branson
Margaret Bremner
Ryan Broderick
Ewa Brzezinski
Carolyn Budd-Goertzen
Ileta Buenaventura
Asma Burney
Bonnie Burnside
Eileen Butler
Joan Bywater

Stephanie Cadieux
Don Cameron
Jude Campbell
Eugenio Campos
Norah & Simon Cantin
Terri Cartier
Lucan Charchuk
Wei Chen
Kristin Cheung
Joseph Chiang
Glen Chua
Patricia Clarke
Lysa Collins
John Cranswick
James Crosty
Art Crowther
Alison Curtis

David Dalley
Fabia Davis
Samantha Dean
Margaret Deefholts
Rowena Dela Pena
Richard L. Desteur
Joanne Dennis
Bhoomika Dewangan
Vanessa Diotte
Maxine Dobranowski
Moira Doig
Tom Douglas
Susan Dubin
Brenda Dudfield
Amrita Kamlenee Parmar Duppereault
Dixie Dyrda
Keith Dyrda

Morna Edmundson
Pat Ellingson
Bev Ellis
Randall Epp
Lepojka Erakovic
Sherron Fairbairn
Vladimira Fillion-Wackenreuther
James Alfred Friesen

David Gill
Carol Girardi
Thomas Godvin
Mary Goldthorp
Andrena Greavette
Helmut Gruntorad
Kristjana Gunnars
Robert Gunning
Neha Gupta


Barbara Hall
Ellie Hanson
Jim Hatch
Rosita Herat
Judy Higginbotham
Elizabeth Hollick
Jennifer Hough
Lincoln Howard
Maxine Howchin
Caesar Hujun
Dorothy Hunchak
Georgina Hunt
Caesar Hujun
Mari Anne Hussen

Eric Igglesden

Carol Jackson
Cathy James
Jean James
Tao Jiang
Jaswinder Johal

Mohammed A. El Kadi
Sanjana Karthik
Jasvir Kaur
Maninder Kaur
Victor Kifafi
Lynne Kelman
Alice Klisch
Patricia Koretchuk
Audrey Kraushar
Elaine B. Krieger
Kanwal Kundhal
Mohinder Kundhal

Johanna Lasner
Yvette Lauer
Bette Laughy
Connie Layzell
Jonathan Lee
Yun Lee
Lori Lees-Stout
Annick Lemay
Jenny Lewis
Judy Lewis
Pimber Lidder
June Liu
Lillian Liu Jennifer M. Lussler

Chris MacClure
Gregory McKinnon
Betty Mack
Jannette Maedel
Bernard Major
Glenda Mantle
Chito Maravilla
Carla Maskall
Bindoo Matharu
Luci Matich
Mayor Doug McCallum
Isabel McCurdy
Valerie McElhoefs
Colette (Merry) McMullen
Murdoch McSween
Ed Milaney
Dan Minor
Melanie Minty
Diana Mohrsen
Naomi Moore
Linda Morris
Wendy Mould
Arman Auaz Mughal
Leah Murray

Teresa Neumann
Thelma Newbury
Maureen Noel-Coates
Brenda Nowak
Ben Nuttall-Smith

George Omorean
Margot Overington
P Sharmini Paranavitana
Robert Gary Parkes
Bharina Patel
Carla Paterson
Noemi Paterson
David Patterson
Melissa Peacock
Linda Pearce
Lynette Peterson
Alison Philpott
Carol Poole
Elayne Preston
Penny Priddy
Colin Pronger
Deborah Putman


Michelle Rakotonaivo
Saritha Rajesh
Aparna Ramesh
Roland Rihela
Linda Roberts
Patricia Rust

Jane Saborio
Shally Sachdeva
Jaskaran Singh Sahota
Cathy Savage
Helma Sawtzky
Pat Schendel
Barbara Schindelka
Lorna Scott
Tania Serna H.
Sudhir Sharma
Vandna Sidher
Isabelle Simpson
Ranj Singh
Jaskaran Singh Sahota
Balwinder Singh Slatch
Annie Smith
Iva Smith
Violet Smythe
TK Sohal
Gerald Soon
Clayton Stephens
Paul Stilwell
Margaret Strickland
Lenka Suchanek
Sandy Sun

Caroline Sullivan (Taylor)
Gay Taylor
Sylvia Taylor
Ralph Thomson
Daniel Tibbits
Tracy Tichelman
Fanny Tong
Kathy Traeger
Pat Trimble
Stephanie Tu
Carol Tulpar
Jack (John) Turpin
Linda Tyler

Shraddha Uppu

Raymund Valerio
Jesse Vance

Deni-Teresa Walcott
Neha Wason
Melanie Watts
Deb Westdorp
Ken Westdorp
Leslie Wieterman
Mary-Lou Williams
Cheryl Wirth
Nancy Wright


Chiao-Chiao Yang


Updated January 2023

1001 Steps Theatre Society | Ace Lock & Key 604-514-9090 Attractive Distraction Framing & Gallery 604-576-7889 | B

Barnes Wheaton GM – North Surrey | 888-733-7122 | BC Alliance for Arts & Culture 604-681-3535 | Bell Performing Arts Centre 604-507-6351 | Best Western King George Inn & Suites | 604-502-9000 | BingThom Architects 604-682-1881 Blue Frog Studios & Performance Centre | 604-542-3055 | Bytecom Computer Services 604-597-3158 C

City of Surrey 604-591-4011 | Cloverdale BIA 604-576.3155 | Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce 604-574-9802 | Colleen M. Branson 604-591-2147 Columbia Business Services 604-591-3488 | Comfort Inn & Suites Surrey 604-576-8888 | Community Living British Columbia 604-501-8310 | Copytek Commercial Printers 604-596-8181 | Cypress Painting & Decorating 604-779-7214

Dancer Transition Resource Centre-BC 604-899-0755 | Discover Surrey | 604-531-6646 Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association [BIA] 604-580-2321 | E

EconoWise Sunrooms & Patio Covers 604-593-7496 | Ethigal Blog 604-833-0609 F

Fastsigns | 604-599-6677 Federation of Canadian Artists> Festival African Heritage Music and Dance Frederickson Graphics Inc. 604-572-5885 G

Grant Advance Solutions Inc. 855-379-3886 | Guildford Town Centre 604-585-1565 | Gurdip Arts Academy 604-3386046 H

Harry Bains, MLA 604-597-8248 Hitex North America Ltd. 604-239-3858 | Honeybee Centre 604-575-2337 | I

Ignite Dance Centers 604-385-9915 Inner Wisdom Expressive Art & Counselling Integrity Web Services 604-857-3656 J

Jarnail Arts 604-825-4659 | Just for Kicks School of Dance 604-596-4161 | K Kalakar Junction Foundation | Kosheng Arts Studio 604-576-1836 | Kwantlen Polytechnic University 778-201-5313 |

M & M Tech Inc. | 604-351-4512 M& Messy Meerkat Studios 778-886-5311 |

Mikelson Mind & Matter Art Gallery 604-536-6460 | Ministry of Social Development/Poverty Reduction Minuteman Press 604-572-8558 | N

Newton BIA - Sponsorship Committee | 604-593-2294 Nrityanjali Dance Academy 778-896-2903 | O

Opus Art Supplies 604-533-0601 P

Peterson Stark Scott
Barristers & Solicitors 604-588-9321 | Pulse FM 107.7 778-574-2077 | Q


Richmond Academy of Dance 604-278-7816 | Robert Dominick Consulting Inc. 604-488-4886 S Seaboard Self Storage 604-585-3252 | Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel | 604-582-9288 | Shiny Power Wash
604-802-9274 Sky Element Ltd. 604-537-5521 Springs of Living Waters Ministries 604-521-6677 | | Street Kings Academy of Dance Sudnya Dance Academy 604-303-6564 | Surrey Board of Trade 604-581-7130 | Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society |604-709-4775 Surrey NOW Leader (The) 604-575-2744 | Surrey Public Library 604-598-7300 | Sutton Road Marking Ltd. 604-850-5479 | T

Tyler Alan Brown U

United Way BC – Lower Mainland 1-877-557-1953 | V

Van Dop Arts & Culture Guide 604-521-6288 | Vancity Community Foundation 604-877-7647 | W

Wilson Rasmussen LLP 604-583-7917 | Waheguru Books & Write for Life Gallery | Winner’s Circle Trophies 604-584-0544 Wolf & Company Chartered Accountants 604-581-6211 | X Xba Dance Co. 604-220-9679 | Y



Updated January 2023

James (Jim) Adams
Jeongmin Ahn
John Aldag
Elizabeth Anderson
Lora Armbruster
Roman Ansari
Parminder Singh Atwal

Nicoletta Baumeister
Josh Beamish
Dave Bibbs
Doris Biddle
Dave Bishop
Jean ‘Mac’ Blackburn
Tiffany Blaise
Natasha Boskic
Thomas Brown

Meghan Carich
Christy Carter
Emmett Chan
Laura Clark
Paula Cooper

Donna D’Aquino
Patricia Dahlquist
Lesley DeHaan
Sheila Van Delft
Brunislav (Bruno) Demin
Sandy Dimond
Dione Dolan
Nino Dobrosavljevic
Bonita Douglas
Katherine Duclos Rosenbaum
Margaret Dyck

Paul Eccles
Gail Candice Elliott

Carole Finn
Ardita Fishta
Eileen Fong
Christy Frisken

Kathleen Gaitt
Faye Gordon-Lewis
Elaine Gunn

Gail Lynn Hall
Carla Hamilton
Dianne Harding
Peter Harrias
Samantha Harrison
Shannon Harvey
Tracy Hetherington
Pepe Hidalgo
Maria Ho
Ray Hudson

Alannah Jacques Jenny Jia

Gunilla Kay
Seo Young Kim
Ellie King
Lorena Krause

Melanie Lastoria
Juanita Lawson
Amy Lee
Antonio Lee
Hyeok Lee
Loreena M. Lee

Tejpal Singh Mann
Connie McClinton Wicklund
Marion McCristall
Judy McKinnon
Les McKinnon
Paddy Meade
Shirley Miller
Tristan Miller
Grace Millette
Marika Morissette
Mohadese Movahed
Joy Munt
Gwen Murphy

Gary Nay
Monica Nudelman

Caryl-Lee Obrecht

Sean Pacey
Andre Paulhus
Jud Paynter
Joy Peirson
Marc Pelech
Alyssa Petropoulos

Elvira Redekop
Juan Restrepo
Steven Robinson
Chris Robson
Barbara Roden

Colleen Sage
Daniela Sanchez Vegas
Patricia Sawatzky
Wendy Schmidt
Iris Schneider
Teunis Schouten
Ravinder Seru
Jennifer Shepit
Narinder Pal Singh
Silke Spodzieja
Kasandra Sproson
Tracie Stewart
Lynn Sykes

Corynne Taillefer
Mehrnaz Takin
Fanny Tang
Roxsane Tiernan
Charles Trebilcock


Lyn Verra-Lay
Pat Vickers
Judy Villeneuve
Branislav (Bata) Vrbaski

Bruce Wheatley
Maureen M. West
Tom White
Sheena Wilkie
Marian Wilkins
Toni Williams
Rod Winning
Mandeep Wirk
Barb Wolfe


Lozan Yamolky

Jun Zhao
Mika Zhu


Updated 2022

Virginia Bell
Chuck Bury
Dave Dunnison
Mr. & Mrs. R Fletcher
Ernest Faessler

Barbara Gould
Eileen Gratland
Jule Hopkins
Jesse James
Roberta Jorgensen

Peter Kinvig
Lucille Lewis
U Maxwell-Lewis
Jim Mutter
Bill Smithaniuk

Kay VanDeventer
Pat Walker
Corrie Williams
Jennifer Wyatt


Throughout the Ages, the Arts have had to rely on patrons to survive. While it is not a matter of survival in today’s’ Art world, the Arts still benefit greatly from the support and generousity of the non-arts and business communities at large. To this end, the ACS gives out two important distinctions at the annual AGM.

The first is the ‘Business & the Arts’ Award. This award recognizes a business that has shown itself to be a true patron of the Arts with their support. The second award is ‘Outstanding Service to the Arts’. This award can be given to an individual or entity that has given a significant amount of time and/or service to the advancement of the Arts.

Business & the Arts | Atlas Trailer Coach Products Ltd.
Outstanding Service to the Arts | Jim Trimble

2021 Business & the Arts |Atlas Trailer Coach Products
2021 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Jim Trimble
2020 Business & the Arts |Museum of Surrey
2020 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Judy Villeneuve
2019 Business & the Arts |Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
2019 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Helmut Gruntorad
2018 Business & the Arts |Fastsigns
2018 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Shiela McKinnon
2017 Business & the Arts |Crown Dental Studio
2017Outstanding Service to the Arts | Dave Relf (Superior Trophies)
2016 Business & the Arts |STARBUCKS
2016 Outstanding Service to the Arts | Mary-Lou Williams
2015 Outstanding Service to the Arts |
2015 Business & the Arts | Root Source Intl.


We value our Volunteers. We know there are many people who enjoy the Arts and want to help out various Arts organizations.
If you are interested in being a volunteer for the ACS or one of our Member Groups please contact us at: