Learn about the Civic Distinction Awards – Arts and Heritage categories, as well as Surrey’s Civic Treasures.

The Civic Distinction Awards for Arts and Heritage recognize those whose creativity and leadership in arts and heritage have made significant contributions to Surrey’s cultural well-being.

The Arts and Heritage Awards are a component of Surrey’s Civic Distinction Awards Program, which also includes awards for contributions to the City’s Beautification and Enhancement, Environment, Heart, Design, and Sport Tourism as well as a Mayor’s Choice award.

Arts and Heritage award categories include:


  • Literary Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts


  • Heritage Preservation
  • Heritage Education and Interpretation
  • Historic and Legacy Commercial business

The nomination period for Arts and Heritage Awards took place in October 2020. Award recipients were announced in December 2020.

See the Arts and Heritage Award Overview for more information.


Surrey's Civic Treasures

The Arts and Heritage Awards, as part of Surrey’s Civic Distinction Awards, continue the legacy of Surrey’s Civic Treasures.

Learn more about past recipients. Watch Surrey Civic Treasure recipient videos by year: