The 2017 CARE Awards Finalists have been announced by the Victoria Residential Builders Association.

They represent Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction showcasing the finest new homes, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living spaces.

Finalists are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency.

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

The public will select the winner of the People’s Choice Award from Finalist photos displayed at Hillside Centre Aug 28 – Sept 10, and online at

Voters are entered to win a stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort,, 2002 Project of the Year.

Planning a new home or renovation? Visit and submit an Expression of Interest to our members. Perhaps your project will become a 2018 CARE Awards winner!

VRBA appreciates the generous support of our 2017 CARE Awards Sponsors:


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


Aviva – National Home Warranty


CFAX/CTV; Times Colonist

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