The Paint the Train Competition started in 2018 as a partnership of the Arts Council of Surrey and the FVHRS to bring artists in the Surrey area together with Surrey’s heritage, specifically the B.C. Electric Railway.
We are delighted to say that in 2019, the second event was even better.
The 2019 Paint the Train Competition concluded with the announcement of Winners and Honourable Mention awards at the Newton Cultural Centre. Added to the celebration this year the audience at the Awards Reception voted for a People’s Choice Award!
Following the reception, the eight winners’ art work was on display at the Cloverdale Station and three branches of the Royal Bank of Canada in Cloverdale, Clayton Heights and Sullivan Square.
A special thanks to our team of judges, FVHRS Director Stephen Plant, Chair of the Guest Experience Team, FVHRS Director Barbara Ducharme, Station Master and Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, and Ray Hudson, Chair of the Paint the Train Competition. Incidentally, you should know that the judges were unaware of the identities of the artists until the judging was completed.