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CARE Awards a Celebration of People

Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast homes were highlighted at the 2016 CARE Awards on Oct 1 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

‘Drakefearann” by Denford Construction Management Ltd. was the big winner capturing 12 Gold CARE Awards including Project of the Year and People’s Choice Award.

 Also participating in the project were multiple award winners Goodison Construction and Jason Good Custom Cabinets. Jason Good won eleven Gold awards for a variety of projects including “Drakefearann.

A special Award for Built Green Leadership was presented to Città Group, Limona Group and Verity Construction for leading the way in affordable, energy-efficient subdivisions. The event is as much about the people as the projects.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Bill Patterson, Città Group for heritage preservation and creating affordable, sustainable housing.

Jenny Martin, Jenny Martin Design won the Bill Wansbrough Memorial Award for her important contribution in developing VRBA’s online Expression of Interest for consumers.

The Building Better Futures Community Award was presented to Jo-Ann Roberts for fundraising work with the Threshold Housing Society creating housing for youth.

The Herman Rebneris Student Carpentry Award went to Miles Gillespie, Stelly’s Secondary School, and the Student Design Award was presented to Madison Leslie, Vancouver Island University. Each student receives $500 to further their education.

We appreciate the generous support of our Sponsors:

Gold:                BC Housing; bClear Benefits; Bear Mountain/Ecoasis; Built Green; Coast Capital Savings; FortisBC; Hourigan’s Flooring; McLaren Properties Ltd; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada

Silver:                Aviva / National Home Warranty; Victoria Real Estate Board

Media:               CTV; Times Colonist

Bronze:             Trail Appliances

This column is available Wednesdays in the Times Colonist. Visit us at vrba.ca and careawards.ca. 

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