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Do you know any Surrey treasures?

Deadline for city award nominations celebrating champions of arts and culture is June 11.

Do you know a cultural champion? Someone who dedicates their time, passion, talents or intense appreciation to arts and heritage in Surrey?

Nominations are now being sought for the 2012 Surrey Civic Treasures award.

The award, established four years ago, recognizes community members who help demonstrate that Surrey values arts and heritage or those who are successful in those fields.

Nominees should be Surrey residents, demonstrate excellence and significant contributions to the city's culture, reflect the unique character of Surrey and represent achievement in arts, heritage, cultural industries, cultural tourism, multiculturalism or related advocacy or philanthropy.

This year's nominations must be submitted by June 11.

To make a nomination, provide a 300-word submission of the nominee and outline his/her accomplishments and contributions. Provide references to other individuals who may be able to provide further support, as well as providing the name, address and contact information for the nominee, and your name and contact information.

Nominations can be sent to: 2012 Civic Treasures Award, Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave., Surrey, B.C. V3W 3L1, or email