Write On The Open Seas!

SiWC has also organized a new “SiWC at Sea” trip; a seven stop Caribbean Cruise for writers (and anyone else who wants to attend) from April 8-15th 2018 with stops in Honduras and Mexico. See the website for more information!

FAB FUSION FEST

“Congratulations and thanks” to the volunteers and sponsors of Surrey’s major summer arts events. Fusion Festival’s Canada Pavilion was awarded the Best Most Interactive Pavilion Award this year. A huge thank you goes to our amazing volunteers, and partners whose dedication and hard work made this possible, and much gratitude to the many local sponsors and donors who supported the …

CANADA 150: Reflections of Canada Exhibit

Arts Council of Surrey, in partnership with local visual artists and the Surrey Art Gallery, presents this annual juried exhibition. This exhibition celebrates art making in Surrey and the Lower Mainland, recognizes local artists’ merits and achievements, and creates professional development and promotional opportunities for local artists. Be sure to take in these Canada 150 Winners:

FAMBUL TOK with Friends of the Grove

Check out August 20th, 2017 at the Newton Cultural Centre from 10am-4pm. A multi-cultural celebration of peace, forgiveness and community. A modified version of ‘Fambul Tok’ that came out Sierra Leone, sponsored by Friends of the Grove. For more info please visit Friends of the Grove or call the Newton Cultural Centre at 604.594.2700

Help Make Canada 150 Mosaic: Workshops

Help Make Canada 150 Mosaic: Workshop Here is your op to help make a memorable souvenir for Canada’s 150 birthday. Bring your friends and family and everyone can make a small tile to be part of of the large mosaic. See above for the mosaic our neighbours in Langley produced for an idea of what you can be part of. …

2017 Mayors Art Award Recepients

Surrey Mayors’ Art Awards recognizes individuals and businesses that are committed to enriching Surrey through the arts. The Surrey Board of trade and the City of Surrey are committed to cultivating and sustaining a healthy and inclusive city and works towards ensuring that the cultural richness of surrey is reflected throughout these awards. CONGRATULATIONS to the recipients of the first …

YACOS Coordinator 2017 BC Cultural Ambassador

BC Culture Days has announced the winners of the 2017 Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 towards the production of their own Culture Days activity and will act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days, leading up to the Culture Days weekend September 29, 30, and October 1. Besides activating their local arts, culture, and heritage …

Sassy Awards Cheque To YACOS President

YACOS president, Gurmehak Bhourji, was the recipient of the Award for Arts & Culture Leadership at the SASSY Awards (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) on May 12 at the Surrey Arts Centre. The awards are presented by the Semiahmoo Rotary Club in partnership with the City of Surrey and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with support from the White Rock Rotary Club …