Mayor's Arts Award for Volunteerism
Henry Lau is a longtime resident of Renfrew-Collingwood and a strong believer of the positive impacts of community arts. He attended Windermere Community Secondary School, where he led projects that ranged from coordinating the Organic Garden to organizing festivals.
Lau studied at UBC’s Dietetics program and co-founded the Roots on the Roof rooftop garden at UBC’s Student Union Building. Lau’s involvement with various projects and events to boost arts and culture in the City includes his pivotal role in organizing the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival since 2010 and co-founding Renfrew-Collingwood’s first Arts Council. He currently serves as the Vice-President of the Still Moon Arts Society, chairing a number of core organizational committees and spearheading many projects to further the Society’s vision of inspiring vibrant and connected communities by creating art and nurturing a passion for nature.