Exhibit begins Saturday at Westminster Savings branches

Surrey, B.C. – A new exhibit of works by Arts Umbrella students will be on display at Westminster Savings’ Corporate Centre and Central City, Cloverdale, Grandview, Langley, Newton and White Rock branches beginning this Saturday and running until November 22.

The exhibit will include works by students who participate in Artful Afternoons, which is a free program for at-risk youth in central Surrey. The program is run by Arts Umbrella, a non-profit that encourages students to develop critical thinking skills, grow their self-esteem and foster their creativity through art.

“Having been with this program for some years, I've witnessed what a positive impact it has on the students involved. I've seen students overcome a variety of obstacles — whether they are relationships, behavioral, or personal — and find their voice in these classes,” said Arts Umbrella instructor Paneet Singh.

Westminster Savings is the official community partner of Arts Umbrella Surrey Centre and has committed $225,000 in funding for 2017-2019. That translates into 15,000 programming hours for kids, and into a legacy of art created by youth.

“It’s inspiring to see what these young people can create when given the time, the opportunity, and a creative atmosphere,” says Maury Kask, chief customer experience officer for Westminster Savings.

Please find branch locations for the exhibit and their hours of operation here.

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For more information, please contact:
Jeff McDonald
Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications
604-549-2566
jmcdonald@wscu.com