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From fashion to film and everything in between, Semiahmoo students showed us what UNITY means to them.


For their trust and confidence in sharing their pieces, we are incredibly grateful. 

Gold Scholarship Recipients

The Gold Art of the City Scholarships were proudly presented to five creatives in the amount of $1000 for their exceptional artistic achievement and successful expression of UNITY.

Silver Scholarship Recipients

The Silver Art of the City Scholarships were proudly presented to ten creatives in the amount of $500 for their artistic achievement and successful expression of UNITY.

What Our Artists Made


From Our Creatives

I was so excited when I heard that I received this award. I love writing poetry, and having a platform to share my work with an audience is truly rewarding. 

Thank you so much!

- S.K

Thank you so much for the funds, they will be put to good use! I will be studying Theatre Design and Production at UBC next year!

Thank you for helping me pursue my dreams!

- M.S

Thank you so much for this opportunity! It was so amazing to hear that I won some money, and to be recognized for something I'm so passionate about. 


- A.Y

Thank you for acknowledging my artwork! I have poured my heart & mind into it. 

And of course, I will continue to draw and paint for the rest of my life, across most art medias.

- F.M

Thank you so much for your time and energy in the successful fruition of the Forge Properties 'Art of the City' Awards. 

Your support truly means the WORLD to young artists.

- J.P

Thank you very much for awarding me with this scholarship!

I am very appreciative of being the recipient of it.


My sincerest gratitude.

- D.K

I absolutely enjoyed making "Saving Our World Together". 

I really got to challenge my artistic abilities for this scholarship and it was a positive learning process. 

Thanks again for sponsoring!

- A.L

I would like to thank you again for your generosity and support. Thanks to the Forge Properties  'Art of the City' award, my goals are within reach. I hope that one day I will be able to help students    just as you helped me.

- A.C

I Thoroughly enjoyed writing my poem submission, "United at Last" and exploring the theme of Unity. 

In the fall, I will be attending University & this scholarship will be a great help!

- L.K

We are so inspired by the creativity, interpretation and conceptualization of the 2023 theme, HOPE. From poems to embroidery, sculptures to paintings, this year’s Creatives demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and imagination.

We are honoured to have the opportunity to support and showcase our local Creatives, and we look forward to announcing the 2024 Art of the City Scholarship theme later this year!

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