This competition honours the life and artistic passion of Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk. Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk had a lifetime love of art, she was especially fond of the Group of Seven and specifically A.Y. Jackson, A.J. Casson and J.E.H MacDonald. She also enjoyed the French impressionists and Van Gogh.Upon her passing in 2006, her husband Stan, a retired business systems analyst, wanted to do something to keep Shirley’s love of art alive, and the Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition was created.