The Victoria Residential Builders Association announces the Call for Entry for the 2017 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island.

The CARE Awards is the premier industry event celebrating Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction.

This is a members-only competition to ensure standards are maintained, including VRBA’s review of applicants supporting professionalism and our Code of Ethics.

Industry professionals interested in entering the CARE Awards are encouraged to apply for membership at

Entries must be received by 4 pm on Monday, June 12. Entry forms and criteria are available online at  

Gold winners will be announced at the CARE Awards gala on Friday, Sept 29 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

A full-colour CARE Awards magazine showcasing the winners will be distributed in the Times Colonist.

In September, the public will be asked to select the winner of the popular People’s Choice Award. Finalists’ photos will be displayed at shopping centres and

The CARE Awards represents the Gold Standard for residential construction. Before hiring an “award-winning” contractor verify their current membership in the Victoria Residential Builders Association at

Thank you 2017 sponsors:

Gold: BC Housing; bClear Benefits; Built Green; Coast Capital Savings; FortisBC; Hourigan’s Flooring; McLaren Properties Ltd; Slegg Building Materials; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; Victoria Real Estate Board

Silver: Aviva/National Home Warranty

Media: CFAX 1070/CTV; Times Colonist

Bronze: Trail Appliances

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