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Coquitlam developer offers arts cash to students

Cressey Development Group is offering $5,000 in scholarships to winners and finalists in its Cressey Arts Grant announced in Coquitlam this week. - SUBMITTED
Cressey Development Group is offering $5,000 in scholarships to winners and finalists in its Cressey Arts Grant announced in Coquitlam this week.
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The developer of Coquitlam's tallest tower wants Coquitlam high school students to get a chance to decorate the building.

Cressey Development Group is offering $5,000 in scholarships to winners and finalists in its Cressey Arts Grant announced this week. Students must be in Grade 11 or 12 and attending a Coquitlam high school. To apply to the Cressey Arts Grant, students are asked to create and submit one original piece of art that depicts their vision of the "Future of Coquitlam" plus a 500-word essay explaining their creation.

Five finalists will be selected and the winner’s artwork installed in MThree, Coquitlam’s tallest tower by Cressey located at 1188 Pinetree Way. The winner will also be awarded a $3,000 grant to be used towards their future post secondary education. The remaining four finalists will each receive a $500 grant for participating in the contest.

“Cressey is working with the City of Coquitlam, building new developments to house and grow the future of Coquitlam. To celebrate the next phase of our successful Metropolitan Residence MThree, we thought it fitting to reinvest in the youth and offer them the chance to put across their ideas as to how the future of Coquitlam appears to them,” stated Hani Lammam, vice-president of Cressey stated in a press release.

The contest closes Feb. 15, 2013. For more information and to download an application form, visit www.cressey.com/grant.

 

 

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