The Victoria Residential Builders Association announces the Call for Entry for the 2018 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.

Entries must be received by 4 pm on Monday, June 11. Entry forms and criteria are available online at

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

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

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

Thank you 2018 sponsors:


BC Housing; BCCA Employee 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


Aviva/National Home Warranty


CFAX1070/CTV; Times Colonist; Yellowsheet Construction Data

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