Thomas Fleetwood Sculpture
In March 2008, the Fleetwood Community Association commissioned a life size sculpture of Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas Fleetwood to whom the community owes its name. The project had been a vision of the Association’s for 10 years and was unveiled at a dedication ceremony on September 6, 2008 in celebration of the Association's 85th anniversary during the 10th annual Fleetwood Festival.
The commission was awarded to BC sculptor, Nathan Scott of Living Stone Studios on Vancouver Island, best known for his sculpture of Terry Fox at Mile 0 in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park and the sculptures found in and around the town of Sidney.
In addition to celebrating the community’s heritage and honouring a man who gave his life for Canada’s freedom, this project was designed to launch the community’s Town Centre Plan with the revitalization of the community centre plaza located at 160th Street and 84th Avenue. This legacy was possible with support from the City of Surrey as well as the Province of BC in celebration of the province’s first 150 years - Honouring the Past and Celebrating the Future.