I met Jude Hannah at the Arts Council of Surrey’s AGM a couple weeks ago. Jude is a local artist and the creator of the ReNewton Nation, a movement to improve community, business, and the arts in the Newton area of Surrey. Up until a couple weeks ago, I had only known of the organization through their generous retweeting of Youth Arts Council of Surrey’s news and events.
After having been given permission to use a good chunk of land on King George Blvd around 64th Avenue, ReNewton had been trying to implement a community garden. Unfortunately, it seems as if the project is a non-starter due to budget and timing. There is still, however, the potential to use the land for another arts and community-related purpose!