Three more Surrey Civic Treasures named

SURREY – Three more people were given the Surrey Civic Treasures award Tuesday (Oct. 7) during the 11th annual Business the Arts networking reception at Surrey Arts Centre.

The 2014 award winners are Elizabeth Carefoot, Don Hutchinson and Eileen Gratland, each of whom are recipients of a medallion designed and created by artist Joseph Chiang.

Surrey’s Civic Treasures award, established in 2008, honours individuals “who have achieved excellence in the production of the arts and/or made significant contributions to the development of arts and heritage in the City of Surrey and beyond.”

Hutchinson is known for teaching ceramics at Langara College for the past 30 years; Carefoot, a Crescent Beach resident, is a celebrated multi-media artist, and Gratland has been a passionate advocate for the arts for several decades, notably with the Arts Council of Surrey.