CVCAF Announces Scholarship Recipient at Shawnigan Lake School


Rancho Mirage, CA – June 20, 2014 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced the recipient of the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Award this year is Rex Lim, an 11th grade student at Shawnigan Lake School.

“The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship is given each year to a Shawnigan Lake School student that exhibits outstanding talent in fine art,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of the CVCAF.  “We are pleased to honor Rex for his dedication and talent as a young artist.”

According to Don Ralston, Director of Fine Arts, “Rex is very talented in visual arts with excellent drawing skills   Further, he has just completed designing t-shirts for his dormitory and their sister dorm.  Rex is a lover of detail and accuracy and always open to exploring new materials and styles of working. Over the course of the year he has definitely pushed himself to grow in his skills, and I look forward to working with him again next year in the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program.”


The CVCAF Art award is paid annually from an endowment that was established at Shawnigan Lake School in 2008.  It is based on merit as well as financial need and honors students that display exceptional achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, film, photography and dance.

Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational independent boarding school founded in 1916 located at Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. Its fine arts program has 29 instructors in music, drama and visual arts and offers 24 extracurricular fine arts options including 9 annual Musical Theatre and Drama productions.

The purpose of the CVCAF scholarship award is to inspire students to reach their highest level of achievement in their art discipline and to encourage and support student artists toward their creative endeavors.  Since 2006, our foundation has gifted more than 50 art scholarships to students whose passion is painting and fine arts at these schools:

  • Emily Carr University, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
  • Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver, Island, British Columbia
  • The Academy, Palm Desert, CA
  • Since 2009, CVCAF has gifted several grants to benefit students whose passion is filmmaking through the Mary Pickford Institute of Film Education and Mobile Film to provide digital media instruction to under-served youth in Los Angeles County
  • To foster cross-cultural awareness and understanding through art, since 2011 the CVCAF has provided funds for art materials and supplies to two schools in China –  Guanyindang Primary School in the suburbs of Jingzhou, China and the Dandelion School, a boarding school for children of rural migrant laborers located in Beijing.

About the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation

The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in 2006 to commemorate the artistic passion of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt.  The CVCAF offers three main initiatives to inform and assist aspiring student artists about how they can implement their creative ideas that can positively impact their families, schools, communities and the world.  Our philanthropic efforts include offering support to young artists through scholarships at various schools in Canada and the United States.  The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts provides funding of our endowment initiatives as well as provides a lasting reminder of the beauty art brings to the lives of each and every one of us.  In 2014, we will introduce our Caroline Victoria Online Arts Festival (CVOAF), an initiative designed for student artists without boundaries.  For more information about CVCAF or to make a donation, please visit

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