PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

SEPTEMBER…
When the world cools down
and the arts heat up!

SEPTEMBER 2022

The leaves are changing as nature begins painting our forest the hues of autumn. I love taking time to walk my dog Benji in my neighbourhood; enjoying the children playing, neighbours gathering, and seasons changing. September is a good time for outdoor activities such as apple-picking, stopping by the Surrey Urban Farmers Market to pick up some local grown produce which runs every Saturday at Royal Kwantlen Park, barbecuing with friends and family, reaping the wares from your summer garden, or a stroll in one of our many local parks and you could always jump in the leaf piles too.

Visit us at the Newton Cultural Centre and ACS Online to see our featured artist Steven Robinson’s exhibit “The Articulation”. More info on pages 14-15.

Check out page 16 for an overview of our first Artist Hi! Tea event.

Our annual Christmas card competition is back! Check out page 4 and the poster on page 20 for more information on how to apply.

Submission deadline for the 2023 ACS Member Group Assistance Grant Program & ACS Gallery Exhibition Application is September 30, 2022.

The next General Meeting will be on September 13th.

Interesting dates for September: Labour Day is the 5th, Grandparents Day is the 11th, Autumnal Equinox is the 22nd, National Day for Truth & Reconciliation is the 30th, and BC Culture Days are running September 23rd – October 16th. Also don’t forget Parents, school is back in September 6th.

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