By Tashon Ziara. Family and friends came out to support their favourite homegrown artists in Mission on October 28 as the Mission Arts Council and Prospera Credit Union handed out awards at a reception for the “Mission Family Ties” Art Contest.
Pictured at right: Photo: Sundeep Sandhu and Sharon Clarke present Holly Seeley with honourable mention award for Memories
Following a warm welcome by Prospera Credit Union’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Sundeep Sandhu and opening remarks from Mission Arts Council Executive Director’s Secretary Sharon Clarke; Sharon Clarke handed out awards in three categories with a total of $1,050 in prize money presented to the winners.
The winners included:
Best in Show: Lynne Taylor- Fahnestalk – Millie
Honourable Mention: Marilyn Fraser – “I don’t want to”-Grandchildren
Honourable Mention: Gladys Wolfe – Spirit of Mission
Best in Show: Abby Seeley – Part of the Family
Honourable Mention: Christi-Noelle Lee Wah – Forever Family
Honourable Mention: Mary-Rose Lee Wah – Pulling Together n Sync
Best in Show: Astrid Richards – The Wolf Family
Honourable Mention: Holly Seeley – Memories
Honourable Mention: Annika Richards – Under Our Umbrella
“This is the fourth year we’ve held the art contest in partnership with the Mission Arts Council and it’s our way of celebrating something that brings people together and building prosperity within the community,” said Sundeep Sandhu, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications of Prospera Credit Union. “I want to congratulate and thank all of the artists who shared their work and provided a glimpse of what family ties mean to them. I also want to thank the Mission Art Council for everything they do to showcase local artists of all ages and make the arts accessible to everyone in the community.”
A showing of all of the artwork from the “Mission Family Ties” Art Contest is currently running at the Rock Family Gallery home of the Mission Arts Council until November 12. All of the pieces in the show are also for sale. Admission to the gallery is free and hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
About Prospera Credit Union
Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a member-owned financial institution, our number one priority is the financial well-being of families and businesses in our local communities and our dedicated team is here to serve all of their banking, lending, investing and insurance needs through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking and a locally-based contact centre. As a member of The Exchange network, our members also enjoy access to more than 4,000 surcharge free ATMs across Canada (that’s right, no ATM fees).
Making life better for everyone is important at Prospera, which has an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our BC communities stronger. To learn more, check out Prospera’s Facebook page or visit www.dontjustbankprosper.ca.