The 10th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards Finalists have been announced. The awards are set for April 20 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.
More than 50 projects were eligible this year for the awards, which celebrate the best in commercial, community and industrial buildings north of the Malahat on Vancouver Island which were completed between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016. There are 30 finalists in 12 categories in these awards: Community, Institutional, Multi-Family Apartment, Multi-Family Townhome, Non-Market Housing, Retail, Retail Automotive, Retail Renovation, Industrial, Industrial Renovation, Hospitality and Green.
The 2016 Judges’ Choice Award Winner for Best Overall Entry was the Blue Grouse Winery building in Duncan.
Finalists are, by community:
Port Hardy: Port Hardy Inn.
Campbell River: Evergreen Senior’s Housing Phase 3, FYi Doctors Renovation, Willow Point, Mariner’s Landing.
Comox Valley: Greaves Crescent Custom Restoration Shop, City of Courtenay Fire Training Facility, Mayorsthorne Lane, The Ambleside Phase I, and Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church.
Duncan/Cowichan Valley: Galaxy Motors, Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, The Aerie Resort.
Nanaimo: Cassidy Country Kitchen (Cassidy), BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Community Animal Centre, BCAA Auto Service Centre, Dickinson Crossing Restoration, Dover Ridge, JRE Hardware Inc. Building, K.D. Beausoleil & Company office, Landing Liquor Store, Pacific Station Townhomes Phase One, St. Paul’s Centre for Ministry and Community Service, Timberwood Trail, Tulsa Views, Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill Offices, Quality Foods Northdridge, Stirling Heights.
Parksville: Chinook Scaffold Warehouse, Guy Garages.
Port Alberni: The Thunderbird, Port Alberni Friendship Centre.
This event sells out early, so tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 17. Tickets for the awards are $125 and are available at www.businessexaminer.ca/events.